I’ve spoken to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) before, worked with them professionally through Medscape, & on some other nonprofit projects. I love this organization for several reasons. One of them being that they circulate so much good information on so many different diseases.
The Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF) Foundation also puts great & accurate information out on their social media outlets. That’s how I came to find out about them.
I’m glad both organizations put together this joint effort for this week to raise awareness about lung transplants.
As part of this week on December 10th, at 3PM eastern time, both organizations are hosting a webinar on lung transplant rejection.
I registered to learn more & hope to post some insights on what I learned in the future. It’s an important topic & concern to both pre & post transplant recipients.
The ATS has been a valuable collaborator & champion of LAM. They highlight it during their Lung Disease Week in August to raise awareness. An audio archive of the webcast they co-housed with The LAM Foundation is found here.
The ATS also partners with the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance to provide information on TSC & also features a Tuberous Sclerosis Complex week in April. An audio archive of the 2015 webcast can be found here.
There is some really great information circulated on these diseases (which I have both) as well as other diagnoses that may eventually lead to the need for transplantation.
They provide sections for both individuals with the diseases as well as experts.
This awareness week is a great way to learn more about lung transplants for both professionals & the general public.