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Stat April 25, 2018

ATS Compliance with GDPR

Effective May 25, 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. This represents a comprehensive overhaul and strengthening of the Union’s existing privacy regulations. The new regulations require organizations such as the ATS to establish stringent processes for the collection, use, transfer, and storage of personal data. The ATS intends to fully comply with these regulations and will seek to apply them to data collected from all individuals who interact with the Society, not just those living in the EU, because this transparency is in the best interests of all parties.

In the coming weeks, we will be in contact with our members and others who interact with the Society to confirm that our use of personal data conforms with their wishes as we pursue our mission of helping the world breathe.  In the meantime, you can review our updated privacy policy here.

Well-being Collaborative Kicks Off

We help the world breathe … but do we ever stop to take a breath? Stress and burnout, a work-related set of symptoms including exhaustion and feelings of reduced personal accomplishment, affect high numbers of health care workers in critical care, pulmonary, and sleep medicine. In the initial stages of burnout, individuals feel emotional stress and increasing job-related disillusionment. Over time, burnout can pose a threat to health care quality and safety.

Join the battle against burnout at ATS 2018, with sessions addressing burnout reduction. In addition to a number of sessions exploring related topics, there will be an interactive booth in the Exhibit Hall (#904) where you can explore ways to improve the professional environment, get a chair massage or visit with therapy dogs. And on May 22, we’ll host a kick-off meeting for the ATS Wellbeing Collaborative, a new ATS interest group working to protect and improve the wellbeing of physicians, scientists, and health care providers.

Conference Single-Day Registration Available

Unable to join us for the full  American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference?

With Single-Day Registration, you don’t have to miss out on the learning and networking opportunities that draw more than 14,000 pulmonary, critical care, and sleep professionals from around the world.

Single-Day Registration is $400 per day,but ATS members save $100! If you’re not yet an ATS member, now is the perfect time to join. In addition to saving on your Single-Day Registration fee, you will also benefit from the many helpful resources and exclusive benefits accessible to our members at the Conference, and all year!

Visit the conference website to see the full program, and start planning your itinerary.

#ATS2018: San Diego and Online

Join the #ATS2018 conversation on social media!

If you’ll be in San Diego, pick up your “I Tweet #ATS2018” ribbon at the Sails Pavilion in the San Diego Convention Center, take a selfie in one of our ‘selfie spots,’ and then post it to Instagram to enter our contest!

If you won’t be in San Diego, you can benefit from some of the sessions by following our Facebook livestreams:

  • Friday, May 18: 1 p.m. PT Resident Boot Camp
  • Saturday, May 19: 1 p.m. PT Resident Boot Camp
  • Sunday, May 20: 9:30 a.m. PT Conference Preview
  • Sunday, May 20: 12 p.m. PT Restoring Joy in Medicine Center with therapy dogs
  • Monday, May 21: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. PT “What is health services research, and how do I become a health services researcher?”
  • Tuesday, May 22: 3:30–4:30 p.m. PT “Strategies for successfully applying for and obtaining grant funding.”

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