It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend and participate in our AABIP Spring Scientific Symposium 2017 to be held Saturday, May 20th 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, at Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC. (www.washingtoncourthotel.com)

This symposium is designed to be a relaxed exchange of scientific ideas related to the practice of interventional pulmonology. All individuals with an interest are invited to attend and participate.


The primary objective of the AABIP research symposium is to encourage young IP investigators to discuss early project ideas with the goal to foster scientific discussion with advice/input from more seasoned IP scientists and researchers. Based on suggestions from previous years’ attendees, the AABIP research committee is exploring new ways to better serve the IP community and continue to promote networking and research collaborations. Accordingly, while the AABIP research symposium will continue to take place at both conferences in May (ATS) and October (ACCP), they will do so with a different focus. This upcoming research symposium will therefore be based on a different format and emphasize networking opportunities by facilitating interactions between IP fellows and younger faculty with more experienced colleagues. A featured lecture will be provided by an invited young IP investigator, which will be selected for its novelty and originality. A brief review of important studies published in the past year in the field of IP, and an update from the prior recipient of the AABIP research award will follow this presentation. A more traditional symposium with presentation and discussion of project ideas will take place at the ACCP symposium next October, and proposals will be solicited in due time. No CME will be offered.


You should dress appropriate to the weather in Washington, DC. Ties and suits are not expected.  Jeans and sweaters are fine.


Food and beverages will be available.


Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC


Time Presentation Presenter
6:00pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Reception
7:00pm – 7:05pm Welcome, introductions and announcement of AABIP Research Grant awardee Rabih Bechara / Fabien Maldonado
7:05pm – 7:30pm Thinking outside the box: IP-EP Andrew Lerner, MD
7:30pm – 7:35pm Update on AABIP-funded research project 2016 Fayez Kheir
7:35pm – 7:45pm Important Papers for our Craft.
7:45pm – 8:15pm Steps to take, and others to avoid in the building of research endeavors for early career attendings Christine Argento
8:15pm – 9:10pm Dinner and networking
9:10pm Announcement of new vice-chair of the AABIP research symposium and adjourn Fabien Maldonado


The AABIP is committed to foster research collaborations and to support young investigators. As such, funding for the symposium has been provided by the AABIP and generous grants from industry. We would like to continue this practice of having a no cost registration to attendees for as long as possible, but ask that you consider a donation to support this symposium. Any amount you can afford will be most appreciated.

You may send a check to:

c/o Claretha Bradford
9500 Euclid Ave., Desk A90
Cleveland, OH  44195


Help support the AABIP Scientific Symposium with a donation.


Registration is required. For your convenience, you may register below.
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