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Stat Feb. 6, 2019

Announcing the ATS Secretary-Treasurer 2019-2020 Candidates!

The ATS Nominating Committee has selected two candidates for the 2019-2020 secretary-treasurer position: John Balmes, MD, ATSF and Gregory Downey, MD, ATSF. The successful candidate will serve as secretary-treasurer during the 2019-2020 term, and serve on the executive committee through 2024.

Dr. Balmes is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and professor in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He’s the director of both UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program as well as the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Dr. Downey is executive vice president for Academic Affairs, and provost and professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Research at National Jewish Health. He is also professor of Medicine and of Immunology and Microbiology and Associate Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver.

Detailed information about each candidate will be released later this month, and voting will begin March 1, 2019, ending March 22, 2019.  Results will be announced on the ATS website on April 1, 2019.


ATS Publishes New Clinical Guideline on Home Oxygen for Children

Last week, the American Thoracic Society released a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children, which appears in the Feb. 1 edition of the Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Home Oxygen Therapy for Children: An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline”   makes specific recommendations for treating chronic hypoxemia in children with cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sleep disturbed breathing, sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension with and without congenital heart disease and interstitial lung disease.

ATS clinical practice guidelines make recommendations for patient care, based upon a systematic review or pragmatic evidence synthesis, and are then formulated and graded using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach.

To view previous ATS clinical practice guidelines, visit the ATS website. The website is updated with video content following each guideline publication.


Perioperative Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Twitter Chat

Join the ATS and  expert Ritwick Agrawal, MD, @md_ritwick for a Twitter chat discussing Perioperative Management of OSA.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 12; 7 p.m. ET
Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat




Only 1 Week Left! Apply for Nasal High Flow in COPD Award

Fisher and Paykel research grant available for investigators interested in respiratory support with nasal high flow (NHF) for patients with COPD! Projects may have a broad scope, including COPD patients both in acute care during exacerbation as well as those in chronic care.

Applicants may request up to $50,000 per year for two years, starting in April 2019. Grantees will be notified in March 2019.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
• Be junior investigators.
• Meet all eligibility requirements.

Fully funded by Fisher & Paykel.

To learn more, please see the FAQ, or contact the ATS Foundation Research Program at

Applications are available on the Foundant Technologies Website. The application period opened on Dec. 17, 2018.  The deadline is Feb. 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Register Now and Save!

Time is running out to save on you registration for ATS 2019 in Dallas! Secure your discounted rate, book in the ATS hotel block, and register for sessions, assemblies, dinners, and more!

As in past ATS International Conferences, ATS 2019 will showcase an exciting program filled with groundbreaking science and research, as well as unique insights and perspectives from colleagues from around the world. Stay tuned to the conference website for the latest updates and announcements.
In-Training members: be sure to select “in-training member” on the registration form to receive your special rate.

Getting to Dallas, home of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, named “Airport of the Year“ by Air Transport World, is easy thanks to direct flights from all over the world, and by booking in the ATS block, you can take advantages of special access and perks. Visit Destination Dallas on the ATS website to start planning your trip!

Register today!