2022 Pittsburgh International Lung Conference: Metabolism and the Lung: Homeostasis, Immunity, and Disease

September 8, 2022 to September 9, 2022

The Pittsburgh International Lung Conference is an educational conference which aims to increase awareness of the medical and scientific advances in treating and understanding lung disease.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh International Lung Conference (PILC).  The meeting was first launched by Dr. Augustine Choi, then Division Chief of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and it quickly became a leading meeting in the field. With a focus on the presentation of cutting edge topics in clinical, translational, and basic research, the PILC brings together leaders from institutions across the country and internationally to participate in scientific discussion, foster collaboration, and develop the next generation of pulmonary scientists.

This year’s conference, “Metabolism and the Lung: Homeostasis, Immunity, and Disease” will  focus on new insights on the critical role of the metabolism of the cells, tissues, and the microenvironment in a wide range of lung diseases. Our program will feature local and international experts in the fields of metabolomics, vascular biology, epithelial biology, microbiology, and immunology who have made fundamental discoveries in the metabolic basis of lung disease. The invited faculty will showcase senior leaders as well as rising stars who will shape pulmonary medicine in the years to come.  Our program includes open time during meals and our poster session to provide an exceptional environment for networking and in-depth conversations with peers and leaders in attendance. Each oral presentation will end with an opportunity for questions and further interaction among participants, and each day will include a short session of Rapid Fire presentations selected from submitted conference abstracts.

We are pleased to welcome colleagues and leaders from multiple partner institutions including the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania, and many others. The presentations and discussions of science and medicine promise to be of the highest caliber.  In addition, we look forward to including Panelists from the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the American Society for Clinical Investigation for a discussion about Changing Patterns of Publications and Its Impact on Academic Success.

Several special activities are planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the PILC, and we are pleased to honor Dr. Augustine Choi, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Provost for Medical Affairs at Cornell University as our keynote dinner speaker.

A call for abstracts portal will open on this site in spring, and space is limited. Please visit the conference website for updates as they become available.

We look forward to your participation in the conference. 

Course Directors:
Alison Morris, MD, MS
Janet S. Lee, MD
Tomeka Suber, MD, PhD

Target Audience

The target audience for this conference is practicing physicians, nurses, fellows-in-training, allied health personnel, basic and translational researchers, public health experts, industry scientists, and any other health care or academic professional with a major clinical or research interest in pulmonary medicine.

Further, because the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are internationally recognized leaders in pulmonary and critical care and research, the conference will also enable providers on a treatment team to contribute specialized knowledge of metabolic and immune processes happening in specific disease states to inform their team and bring consensus to therapeutic strategy for patients with these diseases.

Learning Objectives

The educational objectives of this conference are to describe and discuss the latest clinical and research advances in Pulmonary Medicine.

Upon completion of this conference, the attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the role of metabolism and the inflammasome on Cystic Fibrosis patients with pseudomonas colonization;
  • Describe the changes to lung immune cell metabolism in patients with asthma;
  • Describe the changes to lung immune cell metabolism in patients with COPD;
  • Recognize the implications of beta agonist and inhaled steroid therapy on immune function and weigh the risks and benefits of therapy for asthmatic and COPD patients;
  • Recognize metabolism of immune cells in the containment and elimination of cancer as new immunotherapy for cancer is becoming widely used.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/03/2022
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
Event starts: 
09/08/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/09/2022 - 6:00pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00
123 The University Club
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

The University Club traces its roots to private ownership and is now owned by the University of Pittsburgh. The club has been meticulously restored to its 1923 splendor. At the same time, modern advances such as a new top-of-the-line kitchen, exquisite finishes, state of the art audio/visual capabilities and world-class service translate into meetings and events that are flawless on every level.

Historic and elegant ballrooms and conference rooms, available to the public, make University Club the premier location for weddings, banquets, and conferences.

The University Club is conveniently located in the heart of Oakland, a neighborhood nestled among world-class museum and universities, fine hotels and restaurants, and trendy retail shops.

Banquets & Events – University Club – University of Pittsburgh

 

Travel

Parking Information

Parking will be available at:

Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage
Bigelow Blvd (Between 5th Ave and O’Hara St.)
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Please note that this garage is not owned by the University Club and parking is self-pay.  Space is not guaranteed and we are unable to validate parking or offer a parking discount.

Monday through Friday 6:00am – Midnight, Daily Rate $14

Saturday and Sunday 7:00am – Midnight, Weekend Rate $5

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration includes:
✦ Course Materials
✦ Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks
✦ Poster Session
✦ Conference Reception (advance registration required)
✦ Continuing Medical Education Credits

Although the Conference Reception event on Thursday, September 8 at the Carnegie Science Center is included in the Registration Fee, advance notice of attendance is required. You will have the option to include this event during your conference registration.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via U.S. mail (see contact information below) or email to dobranskyta@upmc.edu. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before August 8 will be refunded in full in the form of the original payment method.  After August 8, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed, the remaining amount refunded, and no refunds will be made after August 29.

Questions?  Please contact: Theresa Dobransky | dobranskyta@upmc.edu | 412-624-8856

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