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PCD Week at the ATS: Join Our Webinar

As part of "Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Week at the ATS" and in conjunction with PAR partner the PCD Foundation, the American Thoracic Society will host a webinar on "Understanding Wet Cough: Finding PCD in Every Day Consultations." Michael O'Connor, MD, of Vanderbilt University will present.

When: 3 – 4 p.m. ET, Feb. 6, 2020
Where: Online. Register now!


Last Day! Submit Late-Breaking Abstracts Now!

Last day to submit 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


Dr. Nicholas Arger Receives ATS Foundation Research Program/Foundation for Sarcoidosis Partner Grant

The ATS Foundation Research Program/Foundation for Sarcoidosis has awarded Nicholas Arger, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco an $80,000 Foundation Partner grant. The ATS Foundation Partner Grant provides crucial support to talented investigators from around the world, launching careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care.

For Dr. Arger, the grant will help support his research project, “Single Cell RNA sequencing of high T-bet-expressing T cells to determine their role in sarcoidosis.”

Congratulations to Dr. Arger! Read more here.


Congratulations to the 2019 ATS Assembly Challenge Winners

We would like to thank all ATS assemblies for their outreach efforts and generosity during the 2019 ATS Assembly Challenge. The results are in: the Assembly on Allergy Immunology & Inflammation raised the most dollars with $69,188; Nursing had the highest member participation with 20.34 percent; Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology had the highest number of first-time givers in December with 22 new donors. The assemblies will receive special recognition at ATS 2020 in Philadelphia. Thank you for everything that you do for the ATS, young investigators and clinicians, patients, and respiratory health worldwide.


Special Opportunities for Early Career Professionals Now Open

Student Scholars Program - an opportunity for a select group of motivated medical students, graduate students, and nursing students to attend ATS 2020. Learn more and apply now.

Fellows Track Symposium - provides fellows (adult and pediatric) with an orientation to the sessions most relevant to them at ATS 2020. Learn more and apply now.

New Faculty Boot Camp - a two-day course specifically designed for trainees and mid-career professionals transitioning to academic positions in pulmonary, critical care, or sleep research and education. Learn more and apply now.

Deadline: Feb. 17, 2019


Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS) – designed to increase representation of underrepresented groups, as defined by the NIH, in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine research, MTDS provides an opportunity for trainees to attend the ATS International Conference. Learn more and apply now.

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2019