The Year in Review 2015

As part of a new education program here at the Irish Thoracic Society (ITS), we would like to welcome you to our new monthly journal club.  This was a big year for research in Respiratory Medicine, and this was highlighted very well at this year’s American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference held in Denver, Colorado.   By way of introducing the ITS Journal Club, myself and Dr. Sinead Walsh present a synopsis of key topics from this year’s ATS year in review:

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


Communication with Patients and Families



Lung Cancer Screening

Mechanical Ventilation

Occupational and Environmental

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Hypertension

Rare Lung Diseases

Sleep Medicine

Smoking Cessation and E-Cigarettes

TB and NTM

Thoracic Imaging

Thoracic Oncology

Treatment of Sepsis