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President's Message: Thoughts for the New Year

As we begin the new year, I am reminded of the words of the great Yankee philosopher Yogi Berra “Its déjà vu all over again.”

We are in the midst of another surge of COVID-19 infections. Many of us worked overtime through the holidays to care for our patients, while facing bed and staffing shortages. Travel plans continue to be upended by Omicron. There is no denying that we are living through challenging times.

Yet there is much to celebrate. Read more!



Submit Your ATS 2022 Late-Breaking Abstracts!

There is still time to submit your late-breaking scientific abstracts for the ATS 2022 International Conference, May 13‒18, in San Francisco!
Abstracts should report on:

  • Basic, translational, or clinical discoveries in pulmonary, critical care, or sleep medicine.
  • Epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, or psychosocial investigations.
  • Education or quality improvement projects.

Visit our website for more information and helpful documents to help you with your submission. Membership is not a prerequisite for participating in the program.

Begin your submission now!

Deadline: 5 p.m. ET, Jan. 26, 2022



Now Open! ATS Health Equity Fellowship

The American Thoracic Society is committed to improving health equity throughout the U.S. To this end, the ATS is pleased to accept applications for the 2022 ATS Fellowship in Health Equity and Diversity. This fellowship is designed to support the efforts of senior fellows, post-doctoral students, or junior faculty with research, clinical and policy endeavors to advance health equity for patients with respiratory disease, critical care illness or injury, and sleep disordered breathing.
Learn more!



New Health of the Air Report Released as EPA Considers Revising Federal Air Quality Standards

A paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society presents research discussing how new air quality standards recommended by the American Thoracic Society have the potential to prevent more illness and death than standards adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This study is part of the annual ATS/Marron Institute Health of the Air report.

In “Excess Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Air Pollution above American Thoracic Society Recommended Standards, 2017-2019,” Kevin R. Cromar, PhD, program director at the Marron Institute of Urban Management, and colleagues from the ATS Environmental Health Policy Committee reviewed the most current scientific evidence on air quality and revised their recommendations to provide more protective standards for long- and short-term fine particulate (PM2.5).  Read more!



Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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.


Joint ERS/ATS Webinar

Join ERS and the ATS for, “Expert view on treatment approach to children with persistent obstructive sleep apnoea.”

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


Industry Innovations, “REPLACE: (Riociguat rEplacing PDE-5i therapy evaLuated Against Continued PDE-5i thErapy):  A Look at Phase IV Study Data​”

When: 12 p.m. ET, Feb. 7, 2022
Register now.

Sponsored by Bayer.


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


Pediatric Resident Development Scholarship

Each PRDS awardee will receive a certificate of achievement, conference registration waiver and one year’s trainee membership to the Society. Learn more!

Deadline: March 14, 2022                          


2022 Minority Development Scholarship (MTDS)

Minority Development Scholarship (MTDS) awardees will receive a travel scholarship, a certificate of achievement, conference registration and one free year of ATS membership. They will also be honored during the Diversity Forum at ATS 2022. Learn more!

Deadline: March 14, 2022