For seven years I have been writing and speaking about what I call Resident High Altitude Pulmonary Edema- a clinical diagnosis I apply to children with hypoxia during a respiratory illness with no recent travel. Now I have an opportunity to present my theory to a wider professional audience. I have been invited to present a poster at the American Thoracic Society annual meeting in San Francisco on May 15. This will be a forum to bring attention to a problem I see frequently in children living in the mountains that is not widely recognized or described in the scientific literature. I expect to be challenged and hopefully form working relationships with other researchers who can help us further define this condition. See post on 1/9/15 for further details. I will share the poster here when it is finished.