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AARC Keynote: Unmet Needs of COPD Patients
November 5, 2011 9:48 PM by test test
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AAE Brings New Ideas in Asthma Education to Denver
July 23, 2011 10:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
The Association of Asthma Educators is "Taking Asthma Education to New Heights" - literally -- as its annual conference welcomes attendees from all corners of the United States to its 2011 site at Denver Marriott South in mile-high Denver, Colo. East-coasters Read More...
AARC Preview: What to Do in Las Vegas?
November 1, 2010 3:43 PM by Mike Bederka
The AARC conference is a month away, and we're working on a special meeting preview. Readers- Tell us about some of your favorite places to eat in Las Vegas, as well as some cool sightseeing spots in the area. It could be a five-star restaurant, a hole-in-the-wall Read More...
Live From NAMDRC: Home Sleep Apnea Testing Controversy
March 18, 2010 6:27 PM by Mike Bederka
SAN DIEGO--NAMDRC's 33rd Annual Meeting and Educational Conference kicked off with a "controversial" and "contentious" topic. "People are worried," said Charles Atwood, MD, FCCP, FAASM, professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, during Read More...
Heard at AARC: CCAT on the Prowl
December 9, 2009 5:31 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Military themes pervaded AARC in San Antonio this year - whether you admired the uniforms many attendees proudly wore, listened to Dr. Bird talk about the integral role of the U.S. Air Force in his biomedical engineering career, or sat in on the lecture Read More...
ACCP Leaders to Pass Torch to New Top Executive
August 13, 2009 12:06 PM by Vern Enge
There will be a change of leadership at one of the nation's premier medical groups starting in November. On Nov. 6, Paul A. Markowski will succeed Alvin Lever, a fellow of the college of chest physicians (honorary), as the executive vice president and Read More...
Association of Asthma Educators 2009: Working Together To Make Asthma Education Easy
August 3, 2009 11:50 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
I have to admit the thick humidity that greeted me when I deplaned in New Orleans on Friday wasn't all that welcoming. Luckily, the Southern hospitality and delicious home-style cooking helped me breathe a little easier. NOLA was a perfect site for this Read More...
Live from AARC: 'Tis the Season to Speak Out
December 16, 2008 12:51 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Economic troubles have many pinching their pennies and cutting down their gift lists this holiday season. But this year, there's at least one valuable gift respiratory specialists can give their profession without spending a dime: their voice. While many Read More...
Live from AARC: The Land Before Respiratory
December 14, 2008 8:30 PM by Mike Bederka
David J. Pierson, MD, FAARC, admitted his talk at the AARC meeting covered a "somewhat unusual topic," and very little from it could be applied to the bedside. But, then again, how can we not be fascinated by massive creatures that ruled the world for Read More...
ACAAI 2008: Embracing the Challenges of Change
November 8, 2008 12:53 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
In keeping with the College's theme for this year's meeting, "Embracing the Challenges of Change," ACAAI President-Elect Rich Gower, MD, welcomed attendees at this morning's opening ceremony and encouraged them to broaden their horizons in allergy, asthma, Read More...
ACAAI 2008: The Sunny Side of Genomics in Asthma
November 7, 2008 6:17 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Seattle's rain clouds and overcast skies didn't stop presenters from offering a sunny outlook for genomics and personalized medicine in asthma at this morning's breakfast symposium, "Asthma at the Cutting Edge." Stephen Peters, MD, PhD, kicked off the Read More...
CHEST 2008: If the Gene Fits...
October 31, 2008 1:26 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Some respiratory professionals out there may not have brushed on their knowledge of DNA and gene sequencing since their undergrad or med school days. If that's the case, you might to have a quick refresher because of the landmark COPDGene Study launched Read More...
Chest 2008: Smoking Cessation: The Best and Worst of Times
October 30, 2008 5:40 PM by test test
Having a tough time getting your patients to stop smoking? You're not alone, according to a study presented Tuesday at the ACCP conference. "This is the best of times and the worst of times," study author David P. Sachs, MD, of the Palo Alto Center for Read More...
CHEST 2008: Lack of provider knowledge may affect smoker quit rates
October 28, 2008 1:21 PM by Frank Visco
Smokers looking to break the habit may receive encouragement from their physicians, but that's about all they'll get. Researchers from the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control have indicated that health-care providers do not have the proper training Read More...
Big Pharma: No More Physician Freebies
July 10, 2008 2:13 PM by Lauren Meade Kamath
You could arrive home from your next conference a little more empty-handed than usual. The pharmaceutical industry is announcing a voluntary ban on doling pens, mugs, and other gifts as part of drug marketing campaigns. The ban does not place limits on Read More...


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