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CPS2018 – The Connecticut Pulmonary Section Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 1:00 to 7:00 at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, 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 online or download the registration brochure.

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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
Jennifer Possick, MD
CPS2018 Committee Chair, Yale School of Medicine

2:00 PM
Advances in Positive Airway Pressure Technology for Hypoventilation Syndromes, Bernardo Selim, MD, Mayo Clinic

3:00 PM Influenza Update 2018:
Charles DelaCruz, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine
Alan J. Siniscalchi, MPH, MS, Connecticut Department of Public Health
Ayyaz Ali, MD, MRCS, Yale-New Haven Hospital

4:15 PM Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing
4:45 PM Practical Smoking Cessation Interventions for the Busy Clinician, Diahann Wilcox, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, UConn Health

5:30 PM Annual Meeting & Buffet Dinner
6:00 PM
PERTs in CT: Creating and Managing Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams in Connecticut Hospitals
Robyn Scatena, MD, FCCP, Norwalk Hospital
Peter S. Marshall, MD, MPH Yale School of Medicine
Patrick J. Troy, MD, Hartford Hospital
Akhil Khosla, MD, 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.


New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06511

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 $95 is available for RTs and nurses, and $50 for fellows and full-time students.

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, September 28, 2018. 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]

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 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Download the Exhibition Information and the Agreement/Booking Form

CPS2018 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Jennifer Possick, MD
Chair and Course Director
Yale School of Medicine/ Yale New Haven Hospital/ Winchester Chest Clinic Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH
Yale School of Medicine/ Winchester Chest Clinic
Pulmonologist/ Critical Care Specialist & Pulmonary Disease Specialist
Connie Dills, MBA, RRT, RPFT, HFSC
Respiratory Therapist
Asher Qureshi, MD
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Kerry McNiven, MS, RRT
Manchester Community College, Respiratory Care Program
Respiratory Therapist/ Educator
Maureen Parmelee, MS, RRT, CPFT
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Respiratory Therapist/ Director of Respiratory Care Services
Mario F. Perez, MD, MPH
UCONN Health
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Michael E. Perkins, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Jane Reardon, MSN, APRN
Hartford Hospital
Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist
Edward Salerno, MD
Hartford Hospital
Pulmonologist/ Sleep Specialist
Robyn Scatena, MD
Norwalk Hospital
Critical Care Medicine
Ian Weir, DO
Norwalk Hospital
Pulmonologist/ Sleep Specialist
Lauren Tobias, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Stephen Baldassari, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Ashish Arora, MD
Fellow, Bridgeport Hospital

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