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Final Call for BEAR Cage Applications!

Last year’s BEAR Cage winner, Adrienne Campbell-Washburn, PhD, of the NHLBI/NIH, had her "Functional Lung MRI" data from the competition published, and will present a Sunrise Seminar at ATS 2020!

“Competing in the BEAR Cage was a great experience,” said Dr. Campbell-Washburn. “Not only was it an opportunity to showcase my research and discuss it with experts in the field, but it was also fun. My participation in the BEAR Cage has been fundamental to propel me to the next stage of my career.”
Submit your innovative research idea today to compete for $10,000 at ATS 2020!

Deadline: Feb. 7, 2020


LAST CHANCE to Vote for Assembly Leaders

This is your last chance 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 PhiladelphiaPa.. Hotel and meeting room locations will be listed in the 2020 Final Program.

Vote now!

Deadline: Feb. 6, 2020


ATS Scholar Launching Soon!

The American Thoracic Society is launching its newest journal, ATS Scholar, a peer-reviewed, open access journal. Our focus is on content related to education and training of health professionals that is broadly relevant to adult and pediatric pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Papers about international training programs are highly encouraged.

Nitin Seam, MD, ATSF, is the first editor-in-chief of ATS Scholar. Dr. Seam is associate chief of critical care, and fellowship director in Bethesda, Md., and clinical associate professor of medicine at George Washington University.

Patricia A Kritek, MD, EdM, of the University of Washington will serve as senior deputy editor, and Kristin M Burkart, MD, MSc, of Columbia University Medical Center, will serve as deputy editor. Dr. Kritek is an attending ICU physician, professor of medicine and associate dean for faculty development at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Burkart is an associate professor of medicine, and program director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at CUMC.

If you have questions about possible submission, please email Dr. Seam.


ATS AII Journal Club – Join Us!

Please join the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation (AII) for a journal club featuring, “Age-Related Dopaminergic Innervation Augments T Helper 2-Type Allergic Inflammation in the Postnatal Lung.”

First author, Wei Wang, PhD, will present the article, and senior author Xingbin Ai, PhD, will join as a discussant. Dawn C. Newcomb, PhD, and Anne I. Sperling, PhD, will also join the panel, and Jehan Alladina, MD, will moderate.

When: 2 p.m. ET, Feb. 6, 2020
Where: Online. Register now.


ResMed, ATS Foundation Award $100,000 Research Grant to Claude Farah, PhD

ResMed and ATS Foundation have awarded their third $100,000 Research Fellowship grant to Claude Farah, PhD, of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, to study how remote monitoring can help improve the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

The aim of Farah’s study is to detect early changes in lung function from daily recordings and notify patients when to commence more intensive treatment or seek medical attention. In his application, he predicts that “this intervention will reduce the chance of patients needing hospitalisation for these lung attacks.”

To date, the burden has been on patients to identify their own symptom flare-ups. According to a 2014 ATS article “Exacerbation of COPD,” “Exacerbations can come on very quickly (hours to days), while finding out what causes the exacerbation can be a very slow process (up to a week)…. Thus, the best person to help identify an exacerbation early is you [the patient].” Read more!