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ATS Launches Fourth Journal: ATS Scholar

The American Thoracic Society has now launched its newest journal, ATS Scholar! ATS Scholar is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. Its 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.
Nitin Seam, MD, ATSF, is the first editor-in-chief of ATS Scholar. Patricia A Kritek, MD, EdM, serves as senior deputy editor, and Kristin M Burkart, MD, MSc, serves as deputy editor.

The first issue is now available on the ATS site. Read the welcome message now!


Grover Conference Call for Papers

The Grover Conference Planning Committee is now inviting proposals for the 20th Grover Conference, to be held in September 2021. Proposed topics should fall within the overall objectives of the Grover conference (e.g. the pathophysiology of pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension, its treatment and/or sequelae).

To submit a proposal, download the 2021 Call for Topics form. Topic proposals should be sent to

Deadline: March 25, 2020


Assembly News

2020 Assembly Awards: Nominations Accepted!
Nominate a colleague for the 2020 Assembly Awards today!

Deadline: March 9, 2020


Enrollment for the 2020 ATS Mentoring Program Open Now

ATS Assembly Mentoring Programs are designed to foster formal mentoring connections to help mentees grow within the ATS and advance their careers. Currently, all 14 ATS assemblies are offering mentoring programs. Enroll today!

For more information, contact Nicole Feijoo, Assembly Programs coordinator.

Deadline:  March 18, 2020



2020 ATS-APCCMD-PEPTDA Clinician Educator Forum

The ATS, the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) and the Pediatric Pulmonary Training Directors Association (PEPTDA) will host a joint Clinician-Educators’ Forum at ATS 2020. The session, chaired by May Lee, MD, ATSF, and Maryl Kreider, MD, MSCE, ATSF, will feature best practices in teaching and strategies for improving education, as well as the presentation of the 2020 Innovations in Fellowship Education Award.

Topics will include:

  • Using qualitative research techniques in education research: Ben Nelson, MD
  • Effective teaching in a clinic setting: Stacey Kassuto, MD, and Janae Heath, MD MSCE
  • The Oz Principle to achieving results: H. Bryant Nguyen, MD, MS
  • Reducing bias in the interview process: Meshell Johnson, MD
  • Differences between coaching and mentoring: Avrham Cooper, MD, and Basak Coruh, MD

Registration is required, and the fee is $25. Please contact Lauren Lynch, director of ATS education programs, with any questions.

When: 1 – 4 p.m., May 16, 2020
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center


Research Program Grant Awardees

The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce the grant and award recipients for the 2019 grant cycle. The support of our members, donors, and partners make these awards possible — thank you! View all 2019 awardees here.

The 2020 Research Program  grant cycle opens in April 2020.