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2020 Secretary-Treasurer Election: A Message From the Nominating Committee

The ATS Nominating Committee had a number of outstanding applicants for Secretary-Treasurer this year, all of whom would be terrific additions to the ATS Executive Committee. After an extensive review process, we are thrilled to put forward two superb candidates for your consideration, Zea Borok, MD, ATSF and Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF.

The ATS has had a long-term commitment to democratically electing our officers. As history shows, the strength of any democracy is heavily dependent on the active participation of the electorate. In that regard, many non-profit organizations, including the ATS, have historically fallen well short of reasonable democratic goals, with participation rates in elections sometimes below 10 percent. If members don’t vote, selection of our leaders can be decided by a very small fraction of our members. The nominating committee therefore urges all members to read and carefully consider the online materials, and, most importantly, to vote!



Over $1 million raised for research!

Thank you for everything you’ve done in the past year to support the American Thoracic Society and the ATS Foundation! Together, we raised $1,010,500 last year for research grants, setting a record for the Research Program for giving! Your generosity made this possible and provided a big boost to our grant-making capacity.

We would like to send a special thank you to the ATS Scientific Advisory Committee for their commitment to supporting young investigators. The Scientific Advisory Committee had 100 percent participation, ultimately raising over $17,000 alone!

Read the president’s message for more fundraising news, and view the 2019 ATS Research Program awardees here.

Thank you for everything that you do for the ATS, young investigators and clinicians, patients, and respiratory health worldwide.




Next Women in Medicine Twitter Chat:

Join the ATS and Leticia Kawano-Dourado, MD (@leticiakawano), Anna Podolanczuk, MD (@AnnaPodolanczuk), Jacelyn Peabody Lever (@jacepeabody), Alice Gallo de Moraes, MD (@GallodeMorae)s, Divya Patel, DO, MBA (@DivyaCPatel), Kerri Johannson, MD (@KerriBerriKerri), Megan Ballinger, PhD (@mnballinger), and Alice Gallo de Moraes, MD (@GallodeMoraesMD), to discuss negative experiences of being a woman in the field of medicine. You can view our first Women in Medicine chat on Twitter.

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 5, 2020
Where: Twitter, #ATSchat

Coming to #ATS2020? Interested in live-tweeting a session? Contact for more information and to enroll.

Sessions being live-tweeted will be listed on the ATS conference website with the Twitter handle of the person tweeting. We’ll also give a #FF from the ATS Twitter account!


Nominations Now Accepted for Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award

The Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award recognizes early career ATS members that have demonstrated exceptional ability in leadership, scholarship, academic success, and ATS involvement.

To be considered for the Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award, applicants must first be nominated by the research mentor or fellowship program director or associate director. Learn more and nominate a fellow today!

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2020


Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Week at the ATS

As part of "Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Week at the ATS" and in conjunction with PAR partner the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, the American Thoracic Society will host a webinar "Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC): A 2020 Update,” presented by Elizabeth Henske, MD, of the Center for LAM Research and Clinical Care.

When: 2–3 p.m. ET, Feb. 20, 2020
Where: Online. Register now!