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Northeast Medical & Scientific Branch - Massachusetts Pulmonary Section Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section, jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine and the American Lung Association of the Northeast is held each March/April for all health care professionals interested in respiratory disease and critical care medicine.

Online registration is now closed. If you are interested in registering please contact Michelle Caul at [email protected] or you can register at the door on March 29, 2018 at the Newton Marriott.

MPS2018 - The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section will be held on March 29, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel.

**Please make a special note that the Annual Meeting will be held on a Thursday in 2018!**

Who Should Attend the Annual Meeting?

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


Online registration
The standard registration fee is $125. We are pleased this year to be able to support the medical education of physicians-in-training by offering a limited number of discounted registrations (in advance of the event) for current fellows at a rate of $25.

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

Registration includes:

  • Access to all meeting sessions
  • Access to exhibit area
  • Program Booklet- See ‘Meeting Materials’ below for details
  • Refreshments and lunch as per the agenda
  • Automatic enrollment as a MPS member for the upcoming year
  • An optional $25 donation to the MPS Research Fund.

Meeting Materials: Important information about the slide handout booklet
The standard $125 registration fee does not include a printed copy of the slide handouts. All participants will be provided with a PDF version of the slide handouts. A printed version can be ordered using the registration form.

MPS Research Fund Donation
Your contribution allows the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section 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. MPS has a long history of co-funding research and your contribution, paid as part of your registration fee, will help us in all our work including, supporting local research endeavors in the future. You will be given the opportunity to opt out of this donation as part of the registration process, but we hope that you feel able to contribute.


7:00 a.m. Registration & Exhibition

7:45 a.m. MPS Meeting & Welcome Remarks
Martin Joyce-Brady, MD, Morning Moderator, MPS President, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
Timothy Wu, MD, Afternoon Moderator, MPS2018 Course Director, MPS Vice President, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Michelle Caul, Director, Medical & Scientific Branch, American Lung Association

8:15 a.m. Innovations and Updates in Interventional Pulmonology
Carla R. Lamb, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care Department, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

9:05 a.m. L. Jack Faling Best Case Session
Moderator: David A. Neumeyer, MD, Associate Professor & Dean for Admissions, Tufts University School of Medicine; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

10:05 a.m. First Prize Scientific Award: Basic Science Abstract Presentation

10:15 a.m. Refreshments & Exhibits

10:50 a.m. The Changing Landscape in Fibrosing Lung Diseases
Paul W. Noble, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine; Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute, Cedars-Sinai

11:40 a.m. Advances in Asthma Management
Christopher H. Fanta, MD, Director, Partners Asthma Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

12:10 p.m. Lunch & Exhibits

1:00 p.m. Presentation of Awards

1:40 p.m. Integrating Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors into the Treatment of Early Stage Lung Cancer
Christopher G. Azzoli, MD, Assistant in Medicine, Thoracic Oncology Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

2:30 p.m. First Prize Scientific Award: Clinical Science Abstract Presentation

2:40 p.m. Refreshments & Exhibits

3:00 p.m. Patient and Family Centered Interventions in the ICU: Impact on Patient, Family and Clinician Satisfaction
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM, Director, Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship, Rush University Medical Center; Professor, Rush University College of Nursing

3:50 p.m. ARDS: Evidence Based Practice and Beyond
Benjamin Medoff, MD, Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Associate Director, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital

4:40 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:45 p.m. Close of Meeting

Professional Education Committee

•   Timothy Wu, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (Chair of the Professional Education Committee and Meeting Chair/Course Director)
   Martin Joyce-Brady, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
•   Peter M. Barkin, MD, Emerson Hospital
•   Kevin Buckley, RRT, Newton Wellesley Hospital
•   Mary Hanley, MA, RN, VA Boston Health Care System
•   David A. Neumeyer, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
•   George T. O’Connor, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
•   Finn Hawkins, M.B.B.CH,, Boston University Medical Center

Henry D Chadwick Medal

The Massachusetts Pulmonary Section Annual Meeting includes the presentation of the Henry D. Chadwick Medal, which recognizes a recipient for outstanding service in the field of pulmonary disease.

Abstract Awards & Best Cases

We are no longer accepting abstract and best case submissions for MPS2018.

The deadline for abstract and best case submissions is Friday, January 26, 2018.

All health professionals are invited to submit Clinical or Basic Science research abstracts for review and an opportunity to present to the plenary audience and be honored at the meeting with a $300 first prize scientific award.

We are also calling for the submission of Best Cases for discussion and presentation at the MPS2018 Annual Meeting. The winner of the “Best Case” will receive an award of $300.

Click here for full submissions details.

Accreditation, Educational Goal and Learner Objectives

Requirements for Successful Completion: To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in, attend the activity and complete and submit the activity evaluation provided in syllabus materials. Partial credit will be awarded for attending one or more presentations. Certificates/statements of credit will be emailed within 6 weeks of the activity.

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the American Lung Association, Northeast Region. TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RTS: An application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

NURSES: This activity has been submitted to the Connecticut Nurses’ Association for approval to award contact hours. The Connecticut Nurses’ Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Educational Goal: The goal of the activity is to improve the care of patients with pulmonary and critical care related issues by providing health professionals with increased knowledge and skills around new advances, best practice, treatments and services.

As a result of this activity learners will be able to:

  • Explain the current treatment approach to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF);
  • Share how immune checkpoint inhibitors may be applied towards the treatment of earlier stages of lung cancer;
  • Outline newer technical advances in least invasive procedural techniques for diagnosing the pulmonary nodule;
  • Employ a systematic approach to persons with difficult-to-control asthma;
  • Assess patients with possible ARDS and
  • Implement strategies for integrating patient and family centered care in the ICU

Disclosures for Faculty - Course Directors, Planning Committee, Speakers and Others in a Position to Control the Content: Disclosure information will be provided to participants prior to the beginning of the educational activity.

Commercial Support and Exhibitors: The organizers gratefully acknowledge supporters and exhibitors. A list of commercial supporters and exhibitors will be provided to participants.

ADA/OEO Nondiscrimination Policy: Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the ALA Northeast consider all applicants and activity participants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation. TUSM and ALA Northeast are Equal Opportunity Employers. TUSM and ALA Northeast do not discriminate on the basis of a disability in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in their programs and activities as identified in the American with Disabilities Act. Please let us know in advance if you require any accommodations.

To view the policy on Privacy and Confidentiality for TUSM OCE, please see:

For questions regarding CME, please contact Tufts University School of Medicine - Office of Continuing Education at [email protected] or 617-636-6579. For questions regarding RT and Nursing CE, please contact ALA NE at [email protected]

Exhibition Information

The MPS 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.

Please contact Michelle Caul at [email protected] or 860.838.4370 for exhibition information.

72nd Annual Meeting 2017

Thank you to all participants, speakers and exhibitors who made the 72nd Annual Meeting in March 2017 such a large and vibrant gathering of health professionals.  The program for the day provided an excellent educational opportunity for attendees to update their knowledge and earn CME and CEU credits, and the meeting was a great opportunity for networking. 

Contact Us

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

Past participants will be mailed updates about the next meeting, but if you did not attend last time, then make sure you become an MSB member to get updates about this as well as news and announcements about other relevant activities.

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