Northeast Medical & Scientific Branch - CPS Annual Meeting

CPS2019 – The Connecticut Pulmonary Section Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 1:00 to 7:00 at the Sheraton Hartford South in 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.

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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, Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing

1:55 PM Welcome Remarks
Welcome by the American Lung Association
Asher Qureshi, MD
CPS President
Robyn Scatena, MD, FCCP
CPS2019 Committee Chair, Norwalk Hospital

2:00 PM
Sleep Science and Wearable Devices
Ana C. Krieger, MD, MPH, Sleep Specialist, Weill Cornell Medicine

3:00 PM
Inhaled Medications
Curtis Mello, MD, MPH, FCCP, Associate Physician-in Chief, Southcoast Health Medicine Care Center; Medical Director of Southcoast Hospital, Intensivist Program; President/Medical Director, Infinity Medical Research, Inc.

4:00 PM Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing
4:30 PM
Electronic Cigarettes from the Pulmonologist Perspective
Mario F. Perez, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UConn Health

5:30 PM Annual Meeting & Buffet Dinner
6:00 PM
Critical Care Ultrasound Cases
Evan Nadler, MD, Fellow, UConn Health Center
Zubin Bham, MD, Fellow, Norwalk Hospital

7:00 PM Evaluations and Depart

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


Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
100 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Registration Information

Register now online to attend this large and popular meeting!

The standard registration fee for the meeting (e.g. for MDs/DOs) is $125. A discounted rate of $100 is available for respiratory therapists and nurses, and $50 for fellows and full-time students.

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, September 27, 2019. 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.

Send registrations to the American Lung Association of the Northeast, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108

Registration fees are payable strictly in advance of the meeting. 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 [email protected]


CME Accreditation
Information forthcoming

Accreditation for Respiratory Therapist
An application will be made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for 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
Information forthcoming

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.

Please contact Michelle Caul at [email protected] if you are interested in exhibiting.

CPS2019 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Robyn Scatena, MD
Chair and Course Director
Norwalk Hospital
Critical Care Medicine
Stephen Baldassari, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Kristina Dzwonchyk, RRT, CPFT
Hospital for Special Care
Respiratory Therapist
Kerry McNiven, MS, RRT
Manchester Community College, Respiratory Care Program
Respiratory Therapist/ Educator
Robert McDonald, MD, FCCP
Waterbury Pulmonary Associates
Naseema Merchant, FCCP, FACP, FHM, MBBS
VA CT Health Care System/Yale School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Maureen Parmelee, MS, RRT, CPFT
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Respiratory Therapist/ Director of Respiratory Care Services
Asher Qureshi, MD
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Jane Reardon, MSN, APRN
Hartford Hospital
Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist
Lauren Tobias, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Ian Weir, DO
Norwalk Hospital
Pulmonologist/ Sleep Specialist

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