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See You at ATS 2022!

Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird discount! Join us at ATS 2022 in San Francisco!

From Year in Review sessions, Scientific Symposia, and Poster discussions to Industry Theaters, Guru Bars, and the PAR Path in our Exhibit Hall, ATS 2022 offers you the abundance of learning and networking opportunities you've come to expect. View and register for PG Courses now!

As always, our top priority is to keep our attendees safe. Please review our Health & Safety Protocol to see the measures we have put in place. You can also view instructions to verify your vaccination in advance.
Register now to take advantage of early registration and hotel rates!

And make sure you don't miss the ATS Research Program Benefit, the biggest networking event at ATS 2022! There has never been a better time to come together as a Society and support research! Join us to kick off ATS 2022 at a "Welcome Home" reception in support of the Research Program.



ATS Membership Survey – Deadline Extended!

There’s still time to share your thoughts! The American Thoracic Society wants to better understand your membership experience, so we ask that you to take a few moments to complete our brief survey. Your answers will be used to help us tailor our programming to meet member needs.

Deadline Extended: April 13, 2022



Upcoming Events

Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits: What Health Care Providers Need to Know

Join the VA Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence health care providers class featuring Anays Sotolongo, MD, (co-director of the Airborne Hazard and Burn Pit Center of Excellence and Michelle W. Robertson, MD, MPH (occupational and environmental physician). 

When: 1 p.m. ET, March 24, 2022 
Register here!

See the ATS burn pit resources for patients, as well!


Lack of Disease Recognition in Rare Genetic Airway Diseases: Finding Zebras of ALL Stripes

This event is presented as part of the “Lung Disease Week at the ATS” initiative and as a collaborative effort between the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable, the PCD Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute.

When: 2 p.m. ET, March 24, 2022                          
Register now.


Industry Innovations, “Understanding and Diagnosing Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA)”

EGPA is a rare immune-mediated disease characterized by adult-onset asthma, blood and tissue eosinophilia, and small-vessel vasculitis thought to contribute to organ damage. In this program, divided into four segments, viewers will learn about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, clinical complications associated with EGPA, and multidisciplinary assessment of EGPA.

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 28, 2022
Register here!

Sponsored by GSK Global. 


Industry Innovations, “Recognizing Chronic Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Disease with a Progressive Phenotype”

This presentation will provide an overview of chronic fibrosing interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), with a focus on those with progressive phenotypes. Expert faculty will highlight how to recognize clinical findings of disease progression in chronic fibrosing ILDs and review examples of ILD groups identified as being potentially progressive.

When: 12 p.m. ET, April 4, 2022
Register here!
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Twitter Chat, “How the Pandemic Has Professionally Affected Women in Medicine/Research”

Join Leticia Kawano-Dourado, MD, (@leticiakawano); Anna Podolanczuk, MD, (@AnnaPodolanczuk); Jacelyn Peabody Lever, PhD, (@jacepeabody); and Megan Ballinger, PhD, (@mnballinger) on Twitter!

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 31, 2022
Where: Twitter


Upcoming Assembly Events

The ATS Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function, and the Drug and Device Discovery and Development Committee present, “Technology Development: Translating Innovation from Bench to Bedside Part 3: Navigating Licensing and Start-ups.”

When: 2 p.m. ET, April 6, 2022
Register here


The ATS Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology Assembly and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Differences in Symptom and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea between Black and White Patients .”

When: 12 p.m. ET, TODAY, March 23, 2022
Register now.


The Section on Medical Education presents, “They Don’t See a Lot of People My Color:  A Mixed Methods Study of Racial/Ethnic Stereotype Threat Among Medical Students on Core Clerkships.”

When: 4 p.m. ET, March 28, 2022
Register now.


The Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation presents, “’Can Do, Do Do’ Quadrants and 6-year All-Cause Mortality in Patients with COPD.”

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 29, 2022
Register now.


The Section on Genetics and Genomics presents, “Development of a Blood-based Transcriptional Risk Score for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

When: 12:30 p.m. ET, April 7, 2022
Register now.

The Assemblies team has launched a weekly update that lists upcoming virtual events every Thursday. This includes webinars, journal clubs, panel discussions, networking events, and more! We hope to see you at future events!


Call for Papers: ATS Scholar Special Collection on Global Education in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

ATS Scholar is planning a special themed collection, focusing on education across the world. We are seeking manuscripts focused on education of learners at all levels in health professions education as well as those addressing continuing education.

ATS Scholar invites original research, review articles, innovations, and video submissions for consideration. “View from the Learner” commentaries from trainees are also encouraged. If you have questions regarding a potential submission, please contact Nitin Seam, MD, editor-in-chief.

Submissions are due by June 30, 2022 and should mention the special themed collection at the beginning of the cover letter. Please contact Jen Stinnett with any questions about formatting.

Learn more and begin your submission today.


Global Lung Health Organizations Partner for Inaugural World Bronchiectasis Day

Global lung health organizations from the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia have joined together to announce the declaration of World Bronchiectasis Day on July 1, 2022, to raise awareness of bronchiectasis and its increased prevalence in many countries.

To learn more about bronchiectasis, events leading up to and on July 1, a list of collaborating organizations, and information about supporting the annual World Bronchiectasis Day, visit