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ATS Foundation Launches New Website

Designed with user experience in mind, the new ATS Foundation website goes live tomorrow, Jan. 31, 2019! Seeking to be accessible to ATS members in addition to a wider audience of patients and caregivers alike, the new website is intuitive for any visitors who’d like to donate, partner with the Foundation, or share their stories of receiving a research grant.

The ATS Foundation is looking forward to welcoming new visitors, sharing stories of patients, and highlighting the successes of our researchers. As the Foundation continues to grow, the website will showcase its work and make it simple for supporters to help make an impact.

The ATS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Thoracic Society. Established in 2004, it invests in talented investigators from around the world, launching careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care.


Last Chance to Vote for Assembly Leaders!

Assembly Leadership Voting is still open this week! 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 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Hotel and meeting room locations will be listed in the 2019 Final Program.

Vote now!

Deadline to Vote: Feb. 1, 2019


Call for Papers! AJRCCM Themed Issue on Interstitial Lung Disease

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) will be dedicating an issue to original papers and reviews on topics in both adult and pediatric interstitial lung disease (ILD). The issue will appear in July of 2019.

With an impact factor of 15.24, AJRCCM is positioned to help raise awareness of the current progress and continuing needs in ILD research. Thus, we are inviting scientists to submit their original papers for consideration in this special issue. We will be pleased to receive submissions involving basic and translational research, epidemiological research, and clinical trials.


  • All submissions should conform to AJRCCM’s formatting requirements.
  • Please mention the special ILD-themed issue at the beginning of the cover letter.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Authors with questions should contact Marc Bendian.


Pediatric Resident Development Scholarship (PRDS) Program

The Pediatric Resident Development Scholarship (PRDS) offers pediatric residents the opportunity to learn about clinical and research advances in respiratory diseases that affect infants, children, and adolescents at the annual ATS International Conference.

Each PRDS awardee will receive a certificate of achievement, conference registration waiver, travel stipend in the amount of $1000, and one year’s trainee membership to the Society.  

Applicants must:

  • Be a pediatric resident in a U.S. or Canadian Program who has not been accepted into a pediatric pulmonary and/or sleep fellowship program.
  • Declare a potential interest in pediatric pulmonary or sleep medicine.
  • Attend the ATS International Conference to receive the award.
  • Be willing to be followed for a minimum of five years to measure the effectiveness of the program.

Learn more and apply today!

Deadline: March 1, 2019


LAST DAY TO SUBMIT Your Recent Groundbreaking Research for ATS 2019!

Submit your late-breaking scientific abstracts for the ATS 2019 International Conference, May 17‒22, in Dallas by 5 p.m. ET TODAY!

We are seeking recent, groundbreaking research  with major impacts 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.

It is anticipated that fewer than 50 percent of the late-breaking abstracts submitted will be accepted. Please note that case reports and research previously submitted in November 2018 will not be accepted. See complete submission details and guidelines.

Submit Now!

Deadline: TODAY Jan. 30, 5 p.m. ET