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Meet the 2020 ATS Candidates for the Executive Committee

Zea Borok, MD, ATSF is chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Borok’s vision for the ATS is to be a nimble, diverse, and inclusive organization that is responsive to its membership, with recognition as the premiere professional society for lung science. 

M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF is a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rivera’s vision for the ATS is to work collaboratively to develop strategies to engage members in health initiatives and advocacy efforts, and will promote the image of the ATS as an inclusive and diverse organization, advocating for improving representation of women and minorities. 

Learn more about the candidates! Voting begins March 2, 2020.


Deadline Approaching: Please Share Widely!

The American Thoracic Society created The Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS) to increase representation of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, as defined by the NIH, in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine research by providing an opportunity for trainees in U.S.-based programs to attend the ATS International Conference (IC).

Applicants do not need to be current ATS members.  Learn more.

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2019


#ATS2020, Taking ATS 2020 Online

Be part of #ATS2020 social media, connect with members onsite and online, and be a part of the conversation: become an ATS 2020 Livetweeter! Sessions that are being live-tweeted will be listed on the ATS conference website with the handle of the person live-tweeting. We’ll also give you a #FF from @atscommunity!

Want to get even more involved? We’re also looking for 10 Twitter Ambassadors to take their ATS 2020 experience live! Twitter Ambassadors will help us share cutting edge science in real time throughout the conference, and will receive a certificate and an opportunity to be featured in conference materials.

Contact Stephanie Fulgione, social media manager, for more information, or to apply!



Assembly News

Section Leadership Positions

The ATS Sections on Medical Education (SoME), Terrorism and Inhalation Disasters (TID), and Genetics and Genomics (GG) are soliciting suggestions for nominees for section leadership positions:

  • Section Co-Chair
  • Nominating Committee Members (two members will be elected).

Suggested nominations will be considered and reviewed by the Section Nominating Committee. Submission of suggested nominees does not guarantee nomination. To suggest a nominee, click to contact SoME, TID, or GG directly.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2020


2020 Assembly Award

Nominate a colleague for the 2020 Assembly Awards today!

Deadline: March 9, 2020


2020 ATS Mentoring Program

ATS Assembly Mentoring Programs are designed to help mentees grow within the ATS and advance their careers. Enroll today!

For more information, contact Nicole Feijoo.

Deadline:  March 15, 2020



Tomorrow! 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!