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Stat March 13, 2019

Remember to Vote for ATS Secretary-Treasurer!

Voting is open for ATS Secretary-Treasurer 2019-2020. The successful candidate will not only serve as secretary-treasurer during the 2019-20 term, but also as president in 2022-23.

The ATS Nominating Committee has selected two candidates: John Balmes, MD, ATSF, and Gregory P. Downey, MD, ATSF.

Meet the candidates and cast your vote!


AJRCCM Extends Editorship

The ATS Board of Directors voted to extend the editorship of Wisia Wedzicha MD, PhD, ATSF by one year through 2020 with an additional extension to 2021 to be considered. Here are some highlights of Dr. Wedzicha’s tenure to date:

  • Impact - Grew the AJRCCM impact factor by over two points in 2018 to 15.24 and has the Journal on a trajectory to increase further next year.
  • Initiated popular video offerings and increased podcasts, which include over 10,000 listens per month per podcast.
  • Dedication and Leadership - has assembled an excellent, enthusiastic, and balanced editorial team, covering respiratory science, translational medicine, critical care, and sleep.
  • Innovation - Established the first “Early Career Group” handling the “Fellows Reading” and “Images” sections of the Journal.

Watch now! Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Video

View the video accompanying Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. An Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guideline. The guideline was released in 2018 to help physicians diagnose IPF, a progressive lung disease that results in scarring of the lungs.  Watch now!


American Thoracic Society Board Approves Policy on Non-Discrimination and Harassment

The American Thoracic Society is committed to providing its employees a working environment free from discrimination and harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment. In accordance with its Policy on Ethical Conduct in ATS Activities, ATS is also committed, as a policy matter, to ensuring that its Board members, Committee members, other volunteers, and consultants can perform their valuable services to ATS free of harassment and discrimination. Read the full policy on Non-Discrimination and Harassment for Directors, Officers, Committee Members, and Other Volunteers here.


Sign Up Now to Learn About Advocacy at ATS 2019 in Dallas!

Interested in advocacy at the ATS, or in learning how you can engage in advocacy on your own? Join the following sessions at ATS 2019 in Dallas to learn how to expand your influence into the realm of policy:

609 (WS6) Workshop Health Policy Advocacy 101: Effectively Inform Your Elected Officials

This workshop session is intended to provide an introduction to federal and state advocacy, where attendees will learn how to prepare for and participate in legislative meetings, write letters to the editor, and deliver media messages using social media.

Tuesday, May 21, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

B91, Symposium Have a Bigger Impact! Effective Strategies to Utilize Your Professional Expertise to Advocate for Your Patients and Your Communities

This session will describe effective strategies to advance the respiratory health of patients, communities, and populations.

Monday, May 20, 2019 2:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.