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Stat March 11, 2020

Update on ATS 2020 and COVID-19

There has been a great deal of speculation about the impact that COVID-19, and coronavirus infections, could have on ATS 2020. At the present time, ATS is committed to holding our conference as scheduled from May 15-20.

The health, well-being and safety of ATS 2020 attendees, exhibitors and staff is our primary priority.   ATS continues to closely monitor health and safety updates and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health organizations and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

ATS will continue to provide updates as necessary based on this evolving situation. These will be posted on our social media platforms as well as on our conferenceand main websites.

To learn more about COVID-19, join us for a Twitter chat tonight with Kristina Crothers, MD, (@kriscrothers), W. Graham Carlos, MD, MSCR, ATSF (@GrahamCarlos) and Michael S. Niederman, MD (@michaelnieder33).
When:  7 p.m. ET, March 11, 2020 
Where: Twitter, using the hashtag, #ATSchat


Read the March ATS Research News Quarterly!

The March ATS Research News Quarterly is available now! This month’s Quarterly includes features on VA programs, and ATS member efforts to advance the post-deployment respiratory heath of veterans, as well as how proposed changes to NIH’s sexual harassment reporting policies would affect grantees, updates on rare disease research, and much more!

The ATS Research News Quarterly offers in-depth coverage of research programs that the ATS monitors, from the National Institute of Health to the Environmental Protection Agency, and many others. For even more policy coverage, including updates on ATS advocacy work, look out for the weekly Washington Letter.


Assembly News

Enrollment for the 2020 ATS Mentoring Program

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

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

Deadline:  March 18, 2020


Teaching Competition

The PI-TB assembly is hosting a teaching competition for junior educators at this year’s ATS International Conference in Philadelphia.

Currently, five ATS assemblies are participating. To apply, the applicant must belong to:

Deadline: March 20, 2019


Grover Call for Topics

The Grover Conference Planning Committee is now inviting proposals for the twentieth Grover Conference, to be held in September 2021.

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

Deadline: March 25, 2020


This Week: Highlighting Pulmonary Rehab, and Sleep!

As part of "Sleep Week at the ATS" and in conjunction with PAR partner the Alliance of Sleep Apnea Partners, the American Thoracic Society will host a webinar today, "Pregnancy and Sleep: Deprivation to Disorders," presented by Martha Billings, MD, of University of Washington.

When:  1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST March 11, 2020
Where: Online. Register now!

This is also Pulmonary Rehabilitation week! The ATS offers a number of resources to talk to your patients about pulmonary rehabilitation, including patient information resources and a public service announcement. Check out for more information and to find local pulmonary rehab clinics!


Register for ATS 2020 Now and Save!

The deadline for early registration for ATS 2020 is tomorrow! Register now to lock in your can’t-miss events! View our online program itinerary to find all the postgraduate courses, sessions, seminars and networking events that are right for you. Registration is also open for the ATS Research Program Benefit honoring the 2020 Breathing for Life Award recipient, Homer Boushey, MD. The ATS would like to thank GlaxoSmithKline for its Sapphire Level Support of the 12th Annual ATS Research Program Benefit.

We’ve also put together tips and a letter template to make it easy for you to secure the necessary approvals and funds from your employer to attend!

Learn more about our greening efforts, like moving the program itinerary fully online!