New York State Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Assembly


This Scientific Assembly, which the Society holds each year, is regarded as one of the premier educational events of the year for those working in or close to the thoracic/respiratory field. Nationally known speakers covering a wide range of topics as well as case studies assembled by members that enable attendees to upgrade their knowledge in a forum, which allows for discussion at a level not usually found in many conferences.  This has also proven to be an opportunity for attendees to interact with colleagues away from the demands of their practices/work settings.  It is accredited through the American Thoracic Society. 

NYSTS 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly registration:

Education Objectives

  1. The event begins with a Critical Care mini-symposium during which the audience will learn about ECMO, Palliative Care in the ICU and a Pro-Con debate on the management of the critically ill patient.

  2. The audience will also learn about the Interventional Management of Venous Thromboembolism, Rheumatic Diseases Manifesting in the Lung, the Role of the Pulmonologist in Lung Cancer, Home Sleep Testing in Sleep Apnea, and Marijuana and the Lungs.

  3. Non-educational activities will reinforce learning and support professional growth of fellows and practicing physicians. These include fellow presentations of unusual clinical cases with expert Radiology and Pathology discussion. In addition, fellows will have a forum to present their research in abstract poster format. While these sessions have not been certified for CME credit, we consider them added resources that are helpful to the education of the attendees.

New York State Thoracic Society

The New York State Thoracic Society (NYSTS) is a State Chapter of the American Thoracic Society. Formerly called the New York State Trudeau Society, NYSTS is named after Edward Livingston Trudeau (1845-1915) for whom a lectureship at this annual meeting is named. The first American Investigator to culture the tubercle bacillus, the causative agent for tuberculosis, he founded Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium at Saranac Lake, NY in 1884 based on his own open air cure of tuberculosis. 


Our target audience will be Pulmonologists, Critical Care Physicians / Intensivists, Sleep physicians, Pulmonary and Critical Care fellows in training, resident physicians with an interest in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine, Pulmonary or Critical Care nurse practitioners, physician assistants and respiratory therapists.

Additional Information

Submissions are now closed for both the Fellows Forum and the Research Poster Session.

See brochure for additional information, including the complete scientific agenda. 


Accommodation and Travel Information

To make your conference experience much easier, please see the following links for hotel accommodations and information on traveling to and from the course:

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Auditorium
417 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065


MSKCC Contact Info:
646-227-2025 (Phone)
212-557-0773 (Fax)

NYSTS contact info:
917-830-LUNG (5864)
twitter: @nysthoracic


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Registration Details

NYSTS 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly registration:


Symposium Director

Mohit Chawla, MD