CPS Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

CT Pulmonary Section 2014 Annual Meeting

CPS2014 – The Connecticut Pulmonary Section Annual Meeting &
Scientific Sessions will take place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 1:00 to 7:00 at
the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, Rocky Hill, CT.

The CPS meeting (formerly CTS) is held each year in the fall for all health care professionals interested in respiratory disease, critical care and sleep medicine.  The educational presentations provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about new developments and significant issues which affect the care of patients with respiratory disease.

Register now online to attend this large and popular meeting!

Who Should Attend the Annual Meeting?

  • Pulmonologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Intensivists
  • Sleep Specialists
  • Certified Asthma Educators
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows
  • Physician Assistants and PA Students
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Pulmonary Rehab Specialists
  • Allergists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Thoracic Surgeons
  • Pediatricians
  • Research Scientists
  • Medical and Nursing Students


 1:00 PM Registration (exhibition hall)

 1:55 – 2:00 PM

Welcome Remarks (meeting room)
Jeff Seyler
President and CEO, American Lung Association of the Northeast

John McArdle, MD
CPS President
Hartford Hospital

Edward L. Salerno,  MD
CPS2014 Planning Committee Chair,
Hartford Hospital

 2:00 -3:00 PM Lung Transplant Candidacy: How you can make transplantation a safe option for your patient
David Lederer, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Associate Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program, Columbia University Medical Center

 3:00 - 4:00 PM Sleep in the ICU - Absent, Impact, Improvement
Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine

 4:00 - 4:30 PM Refreshments (exhibition hall)

 4:30 - 5:30 PM Ventilator Waveform Analysis and Asynchrony Diagnosis
Robert B. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Respiratory Care Services; Massachusetts General Hospital

 5:30 – 6:00 PM Annual Meeting and Dinner Buffet

 6:00 – 7:00 PM Clinical Problem Solving and the Role for Interventional Pulmonology: Cases That Affect You
Moderator: Jonathan T. Puchalski, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Thoracic Interventional Program (TIP); Co-Director, Pediatric Aerodigestive Program; Director, Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship; Yale School of Medicine

*Talks and speakers are provided as a guide only. Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the final program.


Sheraton Hartford South Hotel (formerly the Marriott Rocky Hill)
100 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
The hotel is located at exit 23 on RT91 approximately 10 miles south of downtown Hartford, CT. See SheratonHartfordSouth.com for further details and driving directions.

Registration Information

Secure your place now by completing the online registration form!

The standard registration fee for the meeting (e.g. for MDs/DOs) is $125. A discounted rate of $95 is available for RTs and nurses, and $50 for fellows and full-time students.

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, October 10, 2014. After that date on-site registration may be possible - subject to availability.

Registration Includes:
•    Access to all meeting sessions and exhibit area
•    Meeting Booklet
•    Refreshments as listed in the program
•    Dinner buffet
•    Annual Membership of the Connecticut Pulmonary Section - keep up to date with news and resources for health professionals.

If you prefer to register by mail please download and complete the pdf registration form. Send registrations to the American Lung Association of the Northeast, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Suite #400, Waltham, MA 02451

Registration fees are payable strictly in advance of the meeting.  Please provide your credit card details on the online registration form or send a check payable to “American Lung Association” to the address above.  Registration fees are strictly non-refundable in the case of cancellation, but substitutions can be made in advance of the event by sending details to medupdates@lungne.org.

CPS Research Fund Donation: The Research Fund allows CPS to fulfill one of its most important objectives – to support local research endeavors and make a vital investment in improving lung health through the American Lung Association’s Nationwide Research Program.  Please consider making an additional contribution during the online registration process to allow CPS to continue the support of research endeavors in the future.


CME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The Yale School of Medicine and the American Lung Association of the Northeast. The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Yale School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation for Respiratory Therapist
This activity has been approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for four continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credit, participants must sign-in on the attendee list at the registration desk to verify participation. An evaluation form and accreditation cover sheet must be completed. Certificates of credit will be issued approximately six weeks after the activity.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
•    implement changes to their clinical practice that will improve the transplant candidacy of their patients with advanced lung disease.
•    outline approaches which can improve the disrupted sleep of critically ill patients in the ICU.
•    explain strategies to modify specific asynchronies impacting patient outcomes.
•    describe how interventional pulmonology procedures can be appropriately utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Exhibition Information

The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues and visit vendor exhibits to discover important information about the innovative products and services available to them and their practices.

We welcome companies to join us at the event to meet up with existing contacts and build new relationships with a large, vibrant and diverse multidisciplinary audience.

Download the Exhibition Information and the Agreement/Booking Form.

CPS2014 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Edward Salerno, MD
Hartford Hospital
(Chair Of The Planning Committee and Course Director)

Timothy B. Coyle, DO
University of Connecticut Health Center

Charles S. Dela Cruz, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

Connie Dills, MBA. RRT, RPFT
Hospital for Special Care, New Britain

David A. Kaufman, MD
YNHH - Bridgeport Hospital

John McArdle, MD
Hartford Hospital

Kerry J. McNiven, MS, RRT
Manchester Community College

Naseema Merchant, MD, FCCP, FACP, FHM
Yale University School of Medicine, VACT Healthcare System

Margaret Pisani, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Jane Reardon, RN, MSN
Hartford Hospital

Patrick Troy, MD
Hartford Hospital

Aydin Uzunpinar, MD
Yale New Haven Hospital, St Raphael Campus

Ian Weir, DO
Norwalk Hospital

Contact Us

Contact us for further information about the meeting, membership or exhibition opportunities.