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ATS 2022 Early Bird Registration: NOW OPEN!

It’s been two years since we’ve been able to meet in person, and we can’t wait to reconnect at ATS 2022 in San Francisco!

From Year in Review sessions, Scientific Symposia, and Poster discussions to Industry Theaters, Guru Bars, and the PAR Path in our Exhibit Hall, ATS 2022 offers you the abundance of learning and networking opportunities you've come to expect.

As always, our top priority is to keep our attendees safe. Please review our Health & Safety Protocol to see the measures we have put in place.

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Helping the World to Breathe

Helping the World to Breathe is a docuseries by the ATS about the Society’s commitment to advancing global respiratory health through multidisciplinary collaboration, education, and advocacy. It draws awareness to innovative, multidisciplinary partnerships and advanced technology to develop treatments for patients with lung disease. The 16-episode series features some of the leading respiratory health specialists throughout the world discussing how bringing together subspecialties with diverse perspectives and tailored rigorous clinical training help to shape a culture of collaboration, which in turn may improve access to care and reduce long standing health inequalities.

The ATS films feature:

  • Lynn Schnapp, MD, ATSF, president of the American Thoracic Society, discusses how ATS has expanded its focus on respiratory health beyond the Americas and to the rest of the world.
  • Juan Celedon, MD, ATSF, immediate past president of the American Thoracic Society, talks about the importance of developed nations and major societies working together to reduce and eventually eliminate health disparities.
  • Gregory Downey, MD, ATSF, incoming president of the American Thoracic Society, discusses the ATS’s collaboration with other members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies to raise respiratory health to a top priority in global decision-making.
  • Enid Neptune, MD, incoming chair of the Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology Assembly at the American Thoracic Society, shares how ATS members are working together to advance policies that support the public health of our communities.
  • Neeta Thakur, MD, MPH, Health Equity and Diversity chair at the American Thoracic Society, shares the opportunity ATS has to greatly influence the future workforce and bring more diversity into pulmonary and critical care medicine.


Learn more and watch now!


Respiratory Innovation Summit 2022 – May 13-14, 2022

Hosted by the American Thoracic Society in conjunction with ATS 2022, the Respiratory Innovation Summit will unite the innovators, investors, clinicians and advocacy groups who are leading the charge to create powerful new treatments for life-changing and deadly diseases of the lungs and airways. This meeting historically attracts 200+ global leaders representing all facets of the respiratory industry, including representatives from start-ups, business development, venture capital, government, patient groups, academia and clinical medicine.

For 2022, the focus areas are fibrosis, inflammation, and COVID-19. Registration is available as an add-on to ATS 2022 for an additional fee.

Companies that want to apply to be featured can do so here:

For confirmed speakers, agenda or to learn more, please contact Michelle Turenne, ATS chief of development.

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Upcoming Events and Deadlines!

MITT Committee Tweet Chat Today!

Join us in collaboration with the SRN Assembly Early Career Working Group for "Virtual Engagement of Trainees in Sleep Medicine Fellowship."

When: 8 p.m. ET, today, Jan. 12. 2022
Where: Twitter, using #ATSchat


Philip Hopewell Prize for Global Respiratory Health Research

The Philip Hopewell Prize for Global Respiratory Health Research is an ATS global research award in recognition of Dr. Philip Hopewell and his exceptional service to patients and the medical research community worldwide.

Learn more and apply!
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2022


Joint ATS/CHEST Webinar, “2022 Medicare Final Rules”

Join the ATS and CHEST for a webinar to answer member questions about the final rules.

When: 4 p.m. ET, Jan. 20, 2022
Register now.


The ATS Core Training Webinar and Podcast Series Returns!

Join us for, “Redefining Failure.”

When: 12 p.m. ET, Jan. 26, 2022
Register now.


ATS 2022 BEAR Cage Competition!

The ATS Drug Device Discovery and Development Committee invites you to apply to the eighth Annual BEAR Cage (Building Education to Advance Research) competition!

Learn more, and see where one of our past winners is today!

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2022


ATS Coding and Billing Quarterly - January 2022

The January issue of the ATS Coding and Billing Quarterly is now available. This issue covers final 2022 payment rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment, including:

  • 2022 Medicare conversion factor
  • Changes to the Medicare critical care coding and billing practices
  • New CPT codes for pulmonary rehabilitation
  • New coding modifiers to report audio-only telemedicine
  • New ICD-10 codes for cough and EVALI

Read now!