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The American Thoracic Society, the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors, and the Pediatric Pulmonology Training Directors Association will present a joint event at the ATS 2017 International Conference for program directors and clinical educators. It will feature discussions on best practices for teaching students, as well as the presentation of the 2017 Innovations in Fellowship Education Award. The event will take place 1‒4 p.m., Saturday, May 20 in the Walter E Washington Convention Center. The forum will be co-chaired by Jennifer McCallister, MD, and Kristin Burkart, MD, MSc. Registration is required, and the fee is $25. Email Eileen Larsson with questions (

Road Map for Early Career Professionals

Are you attending ATS 2017 as an early career professional or for the first time? The ATS Members In Transition and Training (MITT) Committee encourages you to download the Road Map for Early Career Professionals app via iTunes. This app is a well-balanced representation of all the International Conference sessions and networking events that early career professionals and first-time attendees can learn from. Get a preview of the Road Map.

Visa Tips for International Attendees

There are now some extra steps in the U.S. visa waiver system. International attendees should check on the U.S. State Department to learn more about the visa process and the visa waiver program. Please check with the U.S. embassy in your country to determine whether there are any extra steps in the process for your country and any changes in the length of the visa process. In addition, the ATS offers a service to help those attendees having difficulties. You can contact the following individuals for assistance.

Douglas K. daCosta

ESS, International


Fran Du Melle

Chief, Global Health, American Thoracic Society

You’re Invited!

Tickets are on sale NOW for the ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit during ATS 2017, honoring David M. Center, MD, with the Breathing for Life Award. When you join us for the benefit, you’ll:

  • Support research grants for early-career investigators.
  • Celebrate Dr. David M. Center and the Research Program awardees.
  • Network with ATS members from around the globe.
  • Enjoy delicious food, music, dancing, and more!

Food is served buffet style. In-training members can add a benefit ticket to their conference registration and receive a special reduced ticket offer of $50. Get your tickets today!

Last Reviewed: October 2017