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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 for MPS2019- the 74th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section is closed. We will be accepting registrations on April 4, 2019 at the Boston Marriott Newton if you are interested in attending.

Download Registration Brochure here.

MPS2019 - The 74th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section will be held on April 4, 2019 at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel.

**Please make a special note that the Annual Meeting will be held on a Thursday in 2019!**

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


The standard registration fee is $130 (MDs/Dos) or $105 (RTs/RNs). 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 $50.

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

Meeting Materials: Important information about the slide handout booklet
The standard registration fees do 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.


Timothy Wu, MD, Morning Moderator, MPS President
Peter Barkin, MD, Afternoon Moderator, MPS2019 Course Director, MPS Vice President
Michelle Caul, Director, Health Promotion, American Lung Association in CT & MA

8:15 AM High Flow Nasal Cannula: Evidence to Practice Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital; Lecturer, Northeastern University; Managing Editor, Respiratory Care
9:05 AM L. JACK FALING BEST CASE SESSION Moderator: Kai Saukkonen, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital 

10:50 AM Sepsis Update 2019 C. Corey Hardin MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
11:40 AM Lung Cancer Screening: Lung-RADS and Beyond Jo-Anne O. Shepard, MD, Director, Thoracic Imaging & Intervention Division, Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
1:40 PM Modeling Lung Disease & Personalized Risk Prediction Andrew A. Wilson, MD, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
3:00 PM Drug-Induced Lung Diseases: Immunotherapies and Beyond Sydney B. Montesi, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
3:50 Creating Healing Environments: Are we there yet? Martha A.Q. Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN, Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
4:40 PM Closing Remarks
4:45 PM Close of Meeting


Professional Education Committee

  • Peter M. Barkin, MD, Emerson Hospital (Chair of the Professional Education Committee and Meeting Chair/Course Director)
  • Mary Hanley, MA, RN, VA Boston Health Care System
  • Finn Hawkins, M.B.B.CH, Boston University Medical Center
  • Martin Joyce-Brady, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Neil Kruszkowski, RRT, SDS, CPFT, Emerson Hospital
  • Sydney B. Montesi, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Kai Saukkonen, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Anil J. Trindade, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Timothy Wu, MD, Lahey Hospital and 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

The deadline for abstract and best case submissions is Friday, February 1, 2019.

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 MPS2019 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. TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 Nurse 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.
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 prior to the beginning of the educational activity.
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.

73rd Annual Meeting 2018

Thank you to all participants, speakers and exhibitors who made the 73rd Annual Meeting in March 2018 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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