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Editor Search Announcement

The American Thoracic Society has opened the search for an editor-in-chief of ATS Scholar, the Society’s newest, fourth journal, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on clinical education, medical education, meeting proceedings, research education, patient-focused education, and study/trial designs.

It is anticipated that the editor-in-chief will serve a five-year term that officially starts Jan. 1, 2020 but will begin working on developing the new journal this year. The Search Committee is seeking candidates with editorial experience and a background in clinical and/or medical education.

Letters of interest, including a statement of plans for the Editorship, and curriculum vitae should be submitted by April 15, 2019 to:

Bruce Levy, MD
Chairman, ATS Scholar Journal Editor Search Committee
American Thoracic Society
25 Broadway, 18th floor
New York, NY 10004

Please copy Diane Gern, ATS Chief of Journals, on all e-mails:


News from the Foundation

2018 Unrestricted Research Grants Announced

The ATS Foundation has announced that 14 researchers have been awarded one-year, $40,000 Unrestricted Research Grants to advance pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

These grants span basic, clinical, and translational research in adult and pediatric medicine. Applicants consider how their research will provide novel approaches to challenging lung diseases, foster health care equality, and improve patient outcomes.


Nominations Now Accepted for Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award

The Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award is an ATS Foundation award that honors pulmonary and critical care fellows engaged in clinical research.

To be considered for the Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award (a one-time award of $500), applicants must first be nominated by a faculty mentor, division director, program director, or asso­ciate program director.

Learn more and nominate someone today!


Registration Now Open!

Join us for the Diversity Forum during ATS 2019 to discuss diversity in health care, and to address the lack of underrepresented minorities in respiratory medicine.

The ATS Health Equality Fellowship will be presented, and the recipients of the 2019 Minority Trainee Development Scholarships (MTDS) will be recognized.

When: May 19, 2019, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas, Landmark D Ballroom, Lobby Level

You can also now register to join us at the annual Women’s Forum to recognize the achievements and support the advancement of women in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and research.

Monica Kraft, MD, ATSF, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona will be recognized with the 2019 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, Award during the forum.

When: May 20, 2019, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas, Landmark D Ballroom, Lobby Level


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, "Overview of LAM and its Relationship to TSC."

The webinar will be presented by Thomas Darling, MD, PhD, of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, and Joel Moss, MD, PhD, of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

When: March 14, 2019, 2–3 p.m. EST
Where: Online. Register now.


Last Call to Register and Save!

You have until March 13 to save on registration for ATS 2019 in Dallas! You can also register for the sessions, assembly events, and dinners you don’t want to miss!

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. Also, booking in the ATS hotel block, you can take advantage of special access and perks.

The conference website is the best place to find the latest updates and announcements. Register today!