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Colin Cooke, MD, MSc, Named Editor-in-Chief of AnnalsATS

The American Thoracic Society is delighted to announce that Colin Cooke, MD, MSc, has been named the new editor-in-chief of AnnalsATS! Dr. Cooke is associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. His research program focuses on how health care policy, the health care system, and individual patient characteristics impact the quality and efficiency of care delivered to patients in the intensive care unit. Dr. Cooke was previously a deputy editor on AnnalsATS, and most recently has served as the interim editor-in-chief. With an impact factor of 4.026, AnnalsATS is the society’s clinician-focused journal.


ATS Monitoring Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

This week, the CDC reported that Washington state has identified the first U.S. case of a novel respiratory infection, Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first reported in China’s Hubei Province.

According to the CDC website, patients have presented with the following:  fever, cough, difficulty breathing and pneumonia. For more information, please log on to the CDC website.

The ATS will continue to monitor the situation to provide members with updates and resources to appropriately and quickly respond to patient inquiries and concerns.


Vote for Assembly Leaders

Don’t forget to cast your vote for your assembly leadership! Members of the Society's 14 assemblies can vote for future assembly leaders online.

The results will be announced at the assemblies' respective membership meetings, which will be held during ATS 2020 in Philadelphia. Hotel and meeting room locations will be listed in the 2020 Final Program.

Vote now!

Deadline to Vote: Feb. 6, 2020


ATS 2020 BEAR Cage

Early career investigators! Want to win up to $10,000? Submit your unique, translational research proposals to the 6th Annual BEAR (Building Education to Advance Research) Cage Competition for a chance to win at ATS 2020 in Philadelphia. Past BEAR Cage winners and finalists have gained a lot of exposure for their emerging research — some have published their findings in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, along with other publications. BEAR Cage alumni have also given talks at the NIH to share their ideas, were chosen to give Sunrise Seminars at the ATS International Conference, have been selected to serve on ATS Committees, and have won awards.

Enter the BEAR Cage now for a chance to present your findings to a panel of experts at ATS 2020.

Deadline: Feb. 7, 2020

For any questions about the BEAR Cage, please contact  

One Week Left! Submit Late-Breaking Abstracts Now!

The ATS is accepting late-breaking scientific abstracts for the ATS 2020 International Conference, May 15–20, in Philadelphia!  

We are seeking recent, groundbreaking research advanced with major impact to the fields of pulmonary, critical care, or sleep medicine. Abstracts can report on any of the following:

  • Basic, translational, and clinical science research.
  • Epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, and psychosocial investigations.
  • Education and quality improvement projects.

Deadline: Jan. 29, 2020