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Summer 2018 Updates

ATS Training Committee Webinars

This year, the ATS Training Committee piloted a series of webinars featuring ATS leadership and members, including ATS President Polly Parsons, MD; immediate past-President, Marc Moss, MD; Monica Kraft, MD; Jadwiga Wedzicha, MD; and others, in which they covered research and career development topics.

The webinars, listed below, are available online. Some also include a 10-minute podcast summary.


Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS) Winning Abstracts

The American Thoracic Society would like to congratulate the 40 Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS) awardees who presented their abstracts at the Diversity Forum at the 2018 ATS International Conference. Winning abstracts are available online.

The MTDS program aims to address the lack of underrepresented minorities in respiratory medicine. Each year the MTDS recipients are honored at the Diversity Forum and presented with a $1000 scholarship and a certificate of achievement. The awards are based on the quality of science in the abstract submitted, the contribution of the trainee to the project and the potential impact of the award on the trainee’s career development.

Over the past 17 years, the ATS has given a total of 407 MTDS scholarships to attend the ATS International Conference. In those 17 years, ATS has received educational support from Merck for 12 consecutive years.


Innovations in Fellowship Education

ATS greatly values a strong fellowship program as a means of academic and clinical success. In an effort to recognize programs that implement exceptional practices, the ATS Training Committee developed the Innovations in Fellowship Education Program. All pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and allergy fellowship programs (adult and pediatric) were invited to submit one abstract showcasing a novel and innovative best practice method.

The ATS Training Committee would like to thank all the programs that submitted abstracts and applauds them for their innovative and outstanding work! To view the full list of honorees, please visit the ATS website.

The ATS will be accepting abstracts for the 2019 Innovations in Fellowship Education in August 2018. Please send questions to Lauren Lynch.

ATS Fellowship Toolkit

The ATS is committed to helping fellows become the next generation of scientific and clinical experts in the field. As part of that commitment, the Society has created the ATS Fellowship Toolkit, a web site that contains FREE online resources and tools specifically designed for fellows.

To access the Toolkit, please complete a short online form. Please note that access to this site will be available through July 2, 2019.

For more information, please contact Odalys Jimenez coordinator, Education Programs.


Updated ATS Reading List

The ATS Reading List is composed of clinically relevant articles familiar to all “well-read” adult pulmonary and critical care physicians. Clinicians wishing to delve into influential original research articles rather than rely solely on the distilled summaries offered by review articles will find it to be a particularly rich resource. New this year, the ATS Training Committee developed a Pediatric Reading List!

The Reading List is not intended to be a “Best Evidence Guide” to pulmonary and critical care medicine, substitute for on-line resources like UpToDate, or serve as another Board Review tool.


Congratulations, Class of 2018

Once again, the ATS would like to congratulate the Student Scholars, Resident Boot Camp and Fellows Track Symposium participants who attended the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego, California!