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Health Disparities in Pulmonary Medicine

Monday, May 22, 2023, 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT


Are marginalized groups slipping through the cracks when it comes to lung cancer prevention? Pulmonologists looked into this question and will present their conclusions and recommendations in a live-stream Q&A direct from the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society.

There is rising concern that the use of race/ethnicity in Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) interpretation contributes to a false view of fixed differences between races and may mask the effects of differential exposures. This use of race/ethnicity may contribute to health disparities by norming differences in pulmonary function. The ATS convened a diverse group of clinicians and investigators for a workshop in 2021 to evaluate the use of race/ethnicity in PFT interpretation. The outcome of most research will be presented, leading to recommendations for PFT interpretation.

Dr. Kevin Wilson, MD - Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician and Professor of Medicine at Boston University Medical Center
Dr. Nirav Bhakta, MD, Ph.D. - Director of Education and Associate Director in the Adult Pulmonary Function Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Katrina Steiling, MD, MSc - Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University

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