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Stat March 22, 2017

New TB Resource

The ATS Patient Information Series now includes a fact sheet on tuberculosis. View information on the causes, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Visit our website for a complete list of fact sheets on topics ranging from pulmonary function testing in children, bronchoscopy and arterial catheterization to sleep studies, smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, and more.

FIRS World TB Day

In support of World TB Day, March 24, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies urges action on five united strategies to ensure that the aim of ending tuberculosis by 2030 becomes achievable, despite new and emerging challenges. TB is preventable and curable, yet it remains one of the world’s most pressing public health challenges and one of the five chronic conditions that most contributes to the global burden of respiratory diseases. Find out how you can help.

TB Advocacy in Action

The ATS advocates for members and patients on all levels of the federal government. From the Administration, Congress, and the Courts, the Society is actively advocating on behalf of physicians, scientists, and health professionals of the ATS. This week, ATS member Jeff Starke, MD, will be participating in the “TB Survivors Hill Day” with nearly 20 former tuberculosis patients from around the country, telling their personal stories about surviving TB. ATS member Robert Belknap, MD, will be speaking at the House of Representatives World TB Day congressional briefing on March 24.

Learn more about TB-related advocacy and our efforts to secure U.S. and international funding to control tuberculosis. View the video.

Last Call to Cast Your Vote

This is the last week to vote for the future American Thoracic Society president! The candidates nominated for ATS 2017 secretary-treasurer are Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, and J. Usha Raj, MD. Visit their webpages to learn more. The successful candidate will not only serve as secretary-treasurer during the 2017‒18 term, but also as president from 2020‒21. Log in now to vote. Results will be announced April 1.

PR Journal Club

The Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation announces the next edition of its Journal Club at noon ET, Tuesday, April 4 on the benefits of the long-term maintenance of pulmonary rehabilitation. Pat Camp, PT, PhD, will present the paper entitled, “Benefits of long-term pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance program in severe COPD patients: 3 year follow-up,” and be joined by additional discussants. Reserve your seat today.

Last Reviewed: October 2017