Northeast Medical & Scientific Branch - Worcester Pulmonary Symposium | American Lung Association

Northeast Medical & Scientific Branch - Worcester Pulmonary Symposium

March 1, 2017
Worcester, MA

The Worcester Pulmonary Symposium is held annually in March in Worcester, Massachusetts, and offers a high quality health professional program for Respiratory Therapists, Pulmonologists, Nurses and all health professionals with an interest in pulmonary medicine and respiratory health. The meeting was first established and carefully developed over many years by Ronald J. Dorris, MD.  Now, over 20 years later, the program continues to thrive in the hands of an expert interdisciplinary planning team comprising of Peter H. Bagley, MD,  UMass Memorial Medical Center, Richard Rosiello, MD, Worcester Medical Center and Donald Bellerive, RRT, Baystate Health.

The 2017 Worcester Pulmonary Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Who Should Attend

•    Respiratory Therapists and RT Students
•    Pulmonologists
•    Intensivists
•    Certified Asthma Educators
•    Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows
•    Physician Assistants and PA Students
•    Nurses, Nurse Practitioners & Nursing students
•    Pulmonary Rehab Specialists
•    Allergists
•    Primary Care Physicians


Online registration is closed. We are still taking registrations at the door the day of the meeting, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Please contact Michelle Caul with questions at or 860.838.4370. Thank you.

Registration is $65 per person (or $25 for Fellows and Students); including meeting materials and refreshments/meals as listed in the program.

Registration fees are payable strictly in advance of the symposium and are non-refundable in the case of cancellation.  Substitutions can be made in advance of the event by sending details to


7:45 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits

8:50 a.m.
Welcome from the American Lung Association of the Northeast and from the WPS2016 Committee:
Richard Rosiello, MD
WPS2017 Co-Chair
Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital

9:00 a.m.
Bedside Lung Ultrasound in the ICU—basic principles & practical applications
Gisela I. Banauch, MD, MS, FCCP
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Critical Care Ultrasound Program

9:45 a.m.
The Easy Way to Manage the Difficult Airway?
Khaldoun Faris, MD
UMass Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology

11:00 a.m.
Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT)
Peter Marshall, MD, MPH
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program

11:45 a.m.
Q&A Panel Symposium
Richard Rosiello, MD
WPS2017 Co-Chair,  Saint Vincent Hospital

12:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Evaluation and Depart

*The agenda is provided as a guide only.  The organizers reserve the right to make amendments to the timing, topics and speakers as needed.


Please check back for accreditation information.


Beechwood Hotel,
363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605


The WPS Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues and visit company 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.


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


Richard A. Rosiello, MD
Director, Division of Pulmonology
Saint Vincent Hospital
Peter Bagley, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Memorial Campus Critical Care Unit
University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Donald L. Bellerive, MA, RRT
Baystate Health and Northern Essex Community College
Lawrence B. Johnson, RRT
Regional Manager, Cardio, Pulmonary, Neurodiagnostics & Sleep
Baystate Health Eastern Region

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