ATS 2006 kicked off Friday, May 19, and will remain in full effect through May 24, delivering more than 5,000 original research presentations and overviews related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory diseases such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergies, sleep-related disorders, cystic fibrosis, and tuberculosis. The exhibit hall featured approximately 180 exhibitors sharing the latest information about the newest products and services.

Highlighted Research

Sleep-related research was abundant at ATS 2006. From historical analyses of sleep medicine to state-of-the-art research, ATS had much to offer. Sunday’s session titled “Sleep Apnea Pathogensis: The Various Pieces,” discussed the mechanisms in the genesis of apnea and the various therapies that are available. The show was also loaded with sessions falling under the categories of translational science, behavioral science, clinical science, critical care, pediatrics, environmental and occupational health, and basic translational research.