With Genentech Funding, ATS to Host 2012 FTS
Thanks to a generous educational grant from Genentech, the underwriting supporter of the 2012 ATS Fellows Track Symposium, the Society will offer first-, second- and third-year fellows from U.S. training programs awards to travel to this year’s International Conference, which will take place from May 18 to 23.
The invitation-based program is designed to help those at the beginning of their careers stay abreast of the latest scientific and clinical advances in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine by orienting them to the ATS International Conference’s many offerings. On Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, a host of clinical and scientific experts will be on hand to provide content background on major sessions and topics to be covered over the course of the meeting’s remaining four days. In total, there will be 21 faculty members, each of whom will discuss a specific aspect of adult and pediatric pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.
“We are very grateful to Genentech for once again taking a leadership position in their continued support of the Fellows Track Symposium,” said ATS President Nicholas S. Hill, MD, who is professor of medicine at Tufts University, adjunct professor of medicine at Brown Medical School and chief of the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. “This program is very important to the Society, as it is building a foundation of future leaders in the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.”
The ATS invites the program directors of all U.S. adult and pediatric pulmonary, critical care and sleep training programs to nominate one fellow for a travel award and enrollment in the 2012 ATS Fellows Track Symposium. Once the initial awards are granted, fellows will be placed on a waiting list, pending additional funding. Program directors who wish to send more than one fellow can do so at their own expense, after paying a nominal fee to cover onsite expenses.
Letters of support and other application components can be submitted online at www.thoracic.org/go/fts. For more information, please contact Lauren Lynch, associate director of ATS young professionals and education products, at 212.315.8698 or email@example.com.