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ATS COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 epidemic and associated precautionary measures have been a major source of concern over the last several weeks and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

The health, well-being and safety of patients and faculty are our utmost priority. With that in mind, the ATS has put together several resources for your reference.

In addition, we hosted a Twitter Chat last week with W. Graham Carlos, MD, MSCR, ATSF (@GrahamCarlos), Michael S. Niederman, MD (@michaelnieder33) and Kristina Crothers, MD (@kriscrothers), discussing COVID-19. Please see the archive hereFollow us @atscommunity for more information on upcoming chats.

Look for other resources as they become available in our newsletters, social media platforms, and website.


Section on Genetics and Genomics Announces Journal Club Webinar

Join the Section on Genetics and Genomics (SGG) for a webinar to discussNascent transcript analysis of glucocorticoid crosstalk with TNF defines primary and cooperative inflammatory repression,” published recently in Genome Research (2019; 29(11):1753-1765).

The article will be presented by lead author Sarah Sasse, PhD, of National Jewish Health. Panelists will include senior author Anthony Gerber, MD, also of National Jewish Health, Rodney D. Britt, PhD, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Blanca Himes, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania. Katrina Steiling, MD, MSc, of Boston University will moderate.

When: 1 p.m. ET, March 19, 2020
Where: Online. Register now.


Scleroderma Webinar

As part of "Scleroderma Week at the ATS," and in conjunction with PAR partner the Scleroderma Foundation, the American Thoracic Society will host a webinar, "Lung Involvement in Scleroderma." The webinar will be presented by Shervin Assassi, MD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

When: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. March 25, 2020 
Where: Online. Register now.


2020 ATS Secretary-Treasurer Election: Vote Now!

Learn more about the candidates and cast your vote!
Zea Borok, MD, ATSF, is chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine  of the University of Southern California . M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina  at Chapel Hill.

The successful candidate will not only serve as secretary-treasurer during the 2020–21 term, but also as president in 2023–2024.

You have until March 27, 2020 to cast your vote!


Reminder: Assembly Deadlines Approaching

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


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