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Stat January 4, 2017

Deadline Approaching: Blue Centenary Issue

This year, the AJRCCM will celebrate its centennial. To highlight this significant milestone, we are planning a special issue to coincide with the ATS 2017 International Conference, May 19–24, in Washington, DC. This issue will include the very best clinical and translational original papers, including clinical trials. If you would like to be considered for this special 100th anniversary issue of the AJRCCM, submit your best original research by Sunday, Jan. 15. The papers that appear in the centenary issue will be highlighted during the AJRCCM Centenary Symposium Session at ATS 2017. If you have questions, contact Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, editor-in-chief, AJRCCM. 

Calling All Fellows! Advocacy Opportunity

The ATS is now accepting applications for two fellows to participate in the annual Hill Day in Washington, DC, Tuesday, March 28 to Wednesday, March 29. Fellows will accompany ATS chapter representatives on visits with legislators. Travel, hotel, and meal expenses will be covered by the ATS. Learn more about the role and fellowship criteria. Submit your application by Sunday, Jan. 22.

Podcast Releases

Catch the latest Conversations in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, hosted by ATS Assemblies. Podcasts are concise, 20-minute discussions with member experts. Tune in to the most recent recordings below, or subscribe directly on iTunes.

CPAP for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Results of the SAVE Trial
A dialogue between the new editor of the Red Journal and the RSF Assembly chair
PR Assembly Review of ATS 2016 Conference
Pro-Con Debate: The Sepsis-3 Definitions Parts 1 & 2
Interview With Professor Meir H. Kryger, MD, FAACP
Work/Life Balance in Academia: Stress and Anxiety

Benefit Spotlight: Book Series

Members save big on Springer respiratory books. Enjoy access to all electronic content for FREE, including more than 20 titles, as well as discounts on print editions. Former ATS President Sharon I. Rounds, MD, is the series editor. Log in now to save on the Springer book series.

Critical Care Societies Collaborative Survey

Over-utilization of tests, treatments, and procedures is an important example of low value care that adds to the high cost of health care, and provides little to no benefit for patients. To combat this problem, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation developed the Choosing Wisely Campaign, tasking professional societies to develop lists of the top five medical services that patients should question. The Critical Care Societies Collaborative, comprised of the four major U.S. professional and scientific societies, includes: the American Thoracic Society, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Complete the Choosing Wisely Survey.

Last Reviewed: October 2017