Peter Paré honoured by ATS

Peter Paré honoured by ATS

Dr. Peter Paré delivers the 2017 Amberson Lecture (photo: Centre for Heart Lung Innovation)

In recognition of his significant lifetime contribution to pulmonary research, AllerGen investigator Dr. Peter Paré was named the 2017 Amberson Lecturer by the American Thoracic Society (ATS).

Dr. Paré delivered the Amberson Lecture, entitled “The Smoking Gun: Genetics and Genomics Reveal Causal Pathways for COPD,” in May 2017 at the 2017 ATS Conference in Washington, DC.

The Amberson Lecture is given in honor of James Burns Amberson, an international authority on chest disease.

Dr. Paré is an emeritus professor of Respiratory Medicine and Pathology at The University of British Columbia and a clinician-scientist at St. Paul’s Hospital.