International Trainee Travel Awards to Attend ATS 2012
The ATS invites students, trainees and fellows who are citizens of countries other than the United States and Canada to apply to the Society’s International Trainee Travel Award (ITTA) program for the 2012 International Conference in San Francisco, California.
Organized by the International Lung Health and Membership Committees, in collaboration with the Society’s 13 assemblies, the ITTA program aims to interest international trainees in clinical, research and academic careers in respiratory medicine by providing them with travel funds to attend the annual ATS meeting, which will take place from May 18 to 23, 2012. Awardees will also receive a certificate of achievement and one year of ATS in-training membership.
For ATS 2012, the program will offer 25 awards of $2,000, to be distributed among assemblies according to their international memberships as follows:
- The Assemblies on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation, Clinical Problems and Critical Care will each receive three awards;
- The Assemblies on Microbiology, Tuberculosis & Pulmonary Infections, Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology and Respiratory Structure & Function will each receive two awards; and
- The Assemblies on Behavioral Science, Environmental & Occupational Health, Nursing, Pulmonary Circulation, Pediatrics, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Sleep & Respiratory Neurobiology will each receive one award.
The International Lung Health Committee will give the three remaining awards to individuals from low-income countries. Preference will be given to those who have never attended the ATS International Conference.
The program is open to authors or co-authors of abstracts already accepted for presentation at ATS 2012 who are not from North America and who are enrolled in training programs outside of the U.S. and Canada. Applicants must be able to attend the International Scholars Poster Colloquium and Discussion at ATS 2012, which will take place on May 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as their respective ATS assembly business meeting.
To be considered, applicants must submit an abstract accepted for presentation at ATS 2012 and a current CV of no more than two pages that focuses on aspects of career as they relate to accepted abstract.
Applications will be available in early January at www.thoracic.org. For more information about eligibility, selection criteria and application deadlines, please contact Fran Du Melle, senior director of ATS international activities, at email@example.com.