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77th Annual Meeting of the
Massachusetts Thoracic Society

7:50-8:00am: Welcome Remarks

8:00-8:40am: Artificial Intelligence and Its Potential Impact on Pulmonary Practice

Arjun Raj Manrai, PhD,

Harvard Medical School, Deputy Editor of NEJM AI

8:40-9:20am: L. Jack Faling Best Cases of the Year


Mariah Evarts, MD, Boston Medical Center
Jenny Shih, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Anthony El Khoury, MD, Baystate Medical Center

9:20-10:00am: Biological Mechanisms Underlying Interstitial Lung Disease

Rachel Knipe, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

10:00-10:10am: Break

10:10-10:50am: Effects of Climate Change on Pulmonary Health

Mary Rice, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

10:50-11:30am: Reflections from the Critical Care Unit

Daniela Lamas, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

11:30-12:10pm: Durable Medical Equipment Panel: How Policies Affect Home Oxygen and Other Devices, and What Can We Do About It?

Katherine Dudley, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital


Christopher Worsham, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital


12:10-1:10pm: Lunch

Dining Options in Assembly Row (

1:10-1:50pm: Disaster Preparedness

Paul Biddinger, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief Preparedness and Continuity Officer, Mass General Brigham

1:50-2:30pm: Update in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine

Mihir Parikh, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

2:30-2:40pm: Break

2:40-3:00pm: Henry D. Chadwick Medal Presentation

Robert Brown, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

3:00-3:40pm: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Elizabeth Klings, MD

Boston Medical Center

3:40-4:40pm: Q & A Session, Closing Remarks

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