Joe Zein, MD, PhD, discusses what to expect from his talk on sex differences in asthma at this year's American Thoracic Society (ATS) meeting.
Joe Zein, MD, PhD, is a staff physician in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. At this year's American Thoracic Society (ATS) annual conference, Zein will give a talk on sex differences in asthma across the lifespan.
Can you introduce yourself and give a preview of your talk on sex differences in asthma across the lifespan, to be presented at this year's ATS meeting?
My name is Joe Zein, and I'm a MD, PhD. I work for the Cleveland Clinic. I'm a staff physician. My research is mostly on the role of gender and sex hormones and asthma severity. I will basically go over all the findings I have been working on for the last 5 years, and mainly to look at some epidemiological data, distribution of asthma severity as compared to just asthma prevalence, and also comparing men and women in terms of outcome with asthma, mainly mortality and severity and stuff like this.
What are you most looking forward to at the meeting?
I'm looking forward to actually have interactions with other scientists and other physicians, so I can exchange my opinions and also learn from them at the same time. I think the question section at the end is for me important so I can interact with other scientists and know how they think and exchange knowledge.