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Election Updates

April 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm 

Section Leadership Elections

Online voting for section leaders is now open on the ATS website. Members of the Society’s sections can vote for future section leaders online instead of in person at the section membership meetings during the ATS International Conference. All Section members will have the opportunity to vote, even if they are unable to attend their membership meeting. Voting closes on May 11. Vote now!

Society Leadership Election Results

The ATS would like to thank all members who voted in the ATS secretary-treasurer election, making 2017 a record year for voter participation. The successful candidate and ATS 2017 secretary-treasurer is Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH. Dr. Celedón will begin his term as a member of the Executive Committee at the May conference. His vision for the Society and as well as his CV are available on our website. Read More.

Download Our Newly Designed App to Enhance Your ATS 2017 Conference Experience

April 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm 

For information at your fingertips, download the conference app, supported by Gilead Sciences, Inc., from your App Store or Google Play. With this tool, you can build your itinerary, learn about special events, browse sessions and speakers, map your trip to the Exhibit Hall, and receive important updates. App updates for 2017 include:
• Search sessions by date, speaker, type, track and – new this year – disease state, and then build a personalized itinerary.
• View the wide array of available educational opportunities – MOC, CME, Non-CME, Symposia, Industry Theaters, and Practical Workshops.
• Participate in Discovery Quest, the interactive game where attendees visit participating exhibitors’ booths to answer questions and become eligible for daily prizes.
• Use the enhanced maps function to access interactive floor plans of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and surrounding headquarter hotels.

Together, these and other capabilities make the ATS 2017 conference app a must-have tool. Visit the App Store or Google Play to download it today—

ATS 2017 Highlights: Session on Guideline Development

April 12, 2017 at 1:16 pm 

Want to improve patient care by developing clinical practice guidelines? Attend the Guideline Methodology Training Program Information Session 7‒8:30 p.m., Monday, May 22, at the Renaissance Washington Downtown, Meeting Rooms 12-13-14 (Meeting Room Level). Anyone interested in learning more about this training program is welcome to attend. A light dinner will be served. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Sign up now by emailing

ATS Offers Hands-On EBUS Course

April 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm 

The ATS is offering a two-day course on EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound) and minimally invasive mediastinal staging. The course will take place May 25 and 26 at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, in Chatham, Massachusetts. Learning formats will include didactic presentations, intensive hands-on instruction with a world-renowned faculty, cases, and more! Topics include:

• Mediastinoscopy Case
• Mediastinal Anatomy and Surgical Staging
• Linear EBUS
• Radial EBUS
• Navigational Bronchoscopy
• Sample Preparation and Slide Review
• Electromagnetic Guidance
• Restaging

Last Reviewed: October 2017