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ATS 2017 Early Bird Rates

Full registration is open for the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, May 19‒24, in Washington, DC. Save with our early bird rateswhen you register by March 22. Don’t delay! Take advantage of this discount, as well as choose your conference hotel today.

The ATS International Conference is the world’s largest gathering of respiratory, critical care, and sleep professionals. More than 500 sessions, 6,500 abstracts and 200 exhibitors make it the can’t miss conference of the year.

RSF & PEDS Journal Club

The Assemblies on Respiratory Structure and Function and Pediatrics are pleased to announce its next Journal Club at 11 a.m. ET, Thursday, March 16. Tommaso Mauri, MD, will present the recent AJRCCM article: “Physiologic effects of high-flow nasal cannula in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.” Author Antonio Pesenti, MD, will join the presentation. Reserve your webinar seat today.

GOLD Report Available for Free

Be sure to view the 2017 Global Initiative for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD report). The most significant changes include: i) the assessment of COPD has been refined to separate the spirometric assessment from symptom evaluation. ABCD groups are now proposed to be derived exclusively from patient symptoms and their history of exacerbations; ii) for each of the groups A to D, escalation strategies for pharmacological treatments are proposed; iii) the concept of de-escalation of therapy is introduced in the treatment assessment scheme; iv) nonpharmacologic therapies are comprehensively presented and; v) the importance of comorbid conditions in managing COPD is reviewed. The 2017 report is free to all readers.

Health Equality Opportunity

The 2017 ATS Fellowship in Health Equality is designed to support the efforts of senior fellows, junior faculty, and post-doctoral students with research, and clinical and policy endeavors to advance health equality for patients with respiratory disease, critical care illness or injury, and sleep disordered breathing. The successful candidate will be provided up to $25,000. Hear more from the 2016 fellow below, and apply today!

“This award will fund a much needed smoking cessation and lung cancer screening clinic for underserved patients in Columbus, Ohio. As part of the African American community, health disparities are near and dear to my heart. I am very appreciative that the ATS has made respiratory health disparities and health equality a major focal point.” –Edwin Jackson, Jr., DO, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Spotlight: ATS Nominating Committee

Learn how the ATS selects its secretary-treasurer. Member voting begins next week; meet the candidates!

Last Reviewed: October 2017