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ATS Hill Day 2019

Last week, 50 ATS members and patient advocates traveled to Capitol Hill to advocate for key ATS legislative priorities. ATS and ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) members came from 26 states across the country, including Alabama, California, Hawaii, South Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia, to meet with 80 House and Senate offices. ATS members met with key members of Congress, such as Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN), as well as Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), chair of the House Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, which contributes to determining NIH funding.



Monica Kraft, MD, to Receive 2019 Elizabeth A. Rich MD Award

We are pleased to announce that Monica Kraft, MD, chair, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, and deputy director, Asthma and Airway Diseases Research Center, University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, is the recipient of the 2019 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award. The award is given annually to a female member who has made significant contributions in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and/or sleep medicine and to the ATS, is a leader, and has mentored others. Dr. Kraft will receive the award at the Women’s Forum at the International Conference in Dallas.

Register now!

When:  May 20, 2019; 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd
Dallas, TX



World TB Day

On World TB Day, March 24, the American Thoracic Society, along with our partners in the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), called on governments to leverage the success of the first-ever United Nation (UN) High-Level Meeting (HLM) in the fight against tuberculosis, held in 2018. The meeting produced a UN political declaration on TB and the endorsement at the highest level to take the necessary steps to end the TB epidemic.

Read the full press release.


Career Development Core Training Webinar Series

Join a skill-building webinar, How to Teach in Small Groups, with Patricia Kritek, MD, to learn strategies that will help you create an engaging and interactive small-group teaching session.  This hour-long session will include ways to rapidly build rapport with new learners, encourage participation of all learners, and guide discussion through asking questions. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Lynch.

When: April 4, 2019; 1 – 2 p.m. EDT
Where: Online.



Who will conquer the BEAR Cage to win $10,000?

Join the ATS DDDD Committee during ATS 2019 in Dallas for the 5th Annual BEAR Cage competition.

Listen to our finalists Adrienne Campbell-Washburn, PhD; Scott M. Gordon, PhD; and Jasleen Pannu, MD, present their exciting and innovative proposals to a panel of translational science experts, and take part in an informative Q&A with the audience. The competition promotes a discussion of translational research ideas in a unique “shark-tank style” learning environment, fuels real-time feedback, and propels strategic thinking.

When:  May 20, 2019; 1 – 3p.m.
Where: Science & Innovation Center, Hall B
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center