Research Forum

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | The Lundquist Institute

California Research Forum on Lung Health

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Breathe Southern California, the Emphysema Foundation of America, and Trudeau Society invite you to the 2023 California Research Forum on Lung Health.

The California Research Forum on Lung Health joins local researchers as they share strategies and innovations
related to clinical and scientific pulmonary and respiratory health. Research abstracts are selected by the
Trudeau Society Steering Committee and the leading oral/poster presentations are recognized for their remarkable work.

We look forward to reviewing this year’s evidence-based research  from our honored speakers from across the nation. 

California Research Forum on Lung Health
2023 Agenda

Breathe Southern California present  

Trudeau Society California Lung Health Research Forum 2023 

Strategies and Innovations in Pulmonary & Respiratory Health 


Date: April 22, 2023| 8:30 AM- 1:30 PM 

LOCATION: Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation| 

1124 W. Carson St, Torrance, CA 


8:15 AM-8:45 AM           Registration (Starbucks coffee will be provided) 


      Dr. Jeremy Falk, Cedars-Sinai, Chair, Trudeau Society Steering Committee 

9:00 AM- 10:30 AM            RESEARCH ABSTRACTS* (15-minute presentations) 

Moderators: Dr. William Stringer & Dr.Yuri Matusov 


9:00 AM- 9:15 AM          Carly Heffernan: “Utility of 2 Day Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET)          Protocol in Long Haul COVID (LHC) Patients- Preliminary Data 

9:15 AM- 9:30 AM          Kelvin Chong: “Associations Between Indices of Impulse oscillometry and          pulmonary functions test in obstructive and restrictive respiratory                                                                              disorders.” 

9:30 AM- 9:45 AM          Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD: “Virtual Pulmonary Rehab: Preliminary Results of a                                                           Software Enabled Virtual PR Program Compared with Clinic-based PR”. 

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM               Pedram Shafiei Jahani: “ILC2s with TNFR2 Expression are Potential                     Therapeutic Targets for Asthma” 

10:00 AM- 10:15 AM          Fahim Pyarali: “Novel Non-Invasive Evaluation of Oxygen Deficient Before                                 and After Thoracentesis- A Pilot Study.” 


10:30 AM- 10:45 AM             Break 

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM            CASE REPORTS * (15-minute presentations) 

Moderators: Dr. Guy W. Soo Hoo & Dr. Isabel Pedraza 

11:00 AM- 11:15 AM Gregory Stone, MD: “Nocardia Pneumonia Presenting as Bacteremia” 

11:15 AM- 11:30 AM Gregory Stone, MD: “A Case of Multisystem Sarcoidosis Diagnosed                                            Incidentally During Surveillance Colonoscopy” 

11:30 AM- 11:45 AM Justin Shiu: “A Rare Case & Review of Pulmonary Ossification” 

11:45 AM- 12:00 PM Break and Get Lunch (Melrose Catering will be providing lunch) 

12:00 PM- 1:00PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Crotty- Alexander: “Known & Predicted Impacts of E-Cigarette Use on Health” 

1:00 PM– 1:15 PM Announcement of Winners & Closing Remarks 



*Each 15-minute presentation will be 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions. 

2021 Research Forum Winners - Innovations in Pulmonary Research

Case Reports

1st Place Winners

Yuliya Zektser, MD

Sarcoidosis Presenting as Recurrent Pneumonia in Association with MGUS

2nd Place Winners

Stephanie Chang, MD

Rapid growing Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Empyema Neccessitans

3rd Place Winners

Alex Yuen, MD

Gasping for a Diagnosis: A Case of MDA-5 Positive Dermatomyositis-Related Interstitial Lung Disease

Gilad Jaffe, MD

The Natural History of a Patient with Hypoxemic COVID-19 Pneumonia

2021 Research Forum Winners - Innovations in Pulmonary Research

Original Investigations

1st Place Winners

Nicholas Jendzjowsky, MD

IgE Stimulates Carotid Body Activity

2nd Place Winners

Nicholas Tiller, MD

Drinking Cold Water Evokes Decreases in Spirometric Indices of Lung Function

3rd Place Winners

Dale Jun, MD

Post-Covid Recovery: Characteristics and Outcomes of Chronic Critically Ill Patients at an LTAC



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