Five Pulmonary Tests May Not Be Necessary

Five Commonly Performed Tests and Treatments in Pulmonary Medicine May Not Always Be Necessary

Five commonly performed tests and procedures in pulmonary medicine that may not always be necessary were compiled in a list by the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians and released in late October by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign. Continue

image1

Message from the President
ATS President Finn recognizes the 30th anniversary of the first successful lung transplant and the work that needs to be done to ensure equal distribution today. More

image2

Who's Who
Joel D. Cooper, MD, and his colleagues shaped the future of thoracic surgery 30 years ago this month by completing the first successful single-lung transplant. And that’s just the beginning of Dr. Cooper’s contributions to respiratory medicine. More

image3

Basic Science Core
“Aging and Senescence” will be the theme of the ATS 2014 International Conference Basic Science Core, a thematically linked set of symposia and abstract-based sessions. With the older population expected to double to 88.5 million, the need couldn’t be greater. More

image4

E-Cigarette Policy Recommendations  
The first policy recommendations for how local, state, and federal policy makers should respond to e-cigarettes has been released by the ATS due to the significant increase in their use both in the U.S. and abroad. More