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ATS 2017 Highlights: Tech Session

The ATS International Conference 2017 Washington DC brings the cutting edge to you! Don’t miss the following session on science and innovation.


Date: Sunday, May 21

Time: 9:15‒11:15 a.m.

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 152 A-B (Middle Building, Street Level)
This session will provide a state-of-the-art discussion of the current and future role of wearable technology in the prevention and management of pulmonary diseases, with relevant information for both clinical and translational researchers and practicing clinicians. Topics will provide special emphasis on the role of wearable technology in interventions designed to reach vulnerable populations and to promote pulmonary health equity. The session will also describe considerations when conducting clinical studies dependent on or to further develop wearable technology for the prevention and management of pulmonary diseases.

Did you know you can search by Disease State or Specialty Track at ATS 2017? As you plan out your conference experience, try the new search tool on our website that allows you to search by sessions and exhibitors. Simply select a topic from the drop-down menu, and all relevant session content will appear. Check out the new search function here.

Recently Released: Rare Disease Guide

To help ATS 2017 attendees find abstracts and session content about uncommon diseases and conditions, the Society has released the Rare Lung Disease Guide. The 50-page document has entries from A to Z, including Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia and the Zika virus. Download the guide today.

Notice of ATS Bylaws Amendment

As mandated by the bylaws, during the March board meeting, the ATS Board of Directors reviewed and approved minor changes to the current bylaws. The proposed changes will provide greater consistency in the work of ATS committees, and uniformity of the leadership role on committees. We’ve also adjusted the Gross National Product language to align with the World Bank definition. Please take a moment to visit the ATS website to review the proposed bylaws changes.

We look forward to seeing you at the Plenary Session/Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, starting at 11:45 a.m., at which time you will have an opportunity to vote on the bylaws. This session will be held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 207 A-B (South Building, Level 2).

Now Open: 2017‒2018 Cycle of the ATS Foundation Research Program

The Research Program is now accepting letters of intent for the 2017‒2018 grant cycle! We invite early career investigators to submit their letters of intent for the:

  • ATS Foundation Unrestricted Grants: Up to 15 unrestricted grants will be awarded, three of which will be given in each of the ATS’s three pillars: pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The remaining grants will be awarded to the top-scored projects, regardless of submission category.
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants: These grants are offered in partnership with the ATS Foundation Research Program’s partners to support disease-specific research grants and fellowships.
  • MECOR Research Awards: Up to four MECOR Awards will be awarded in 2017, with the goal of providing small seed funds to the graduates of the ATS MECOR program with meritorious proposals to enable them to transition from trainees to investigators.
  • Grants for Hire: These pulmonary hypertension grants are offered by PHA, which has contracted with the Research Program to provide administrative services.

The deadline to submit letters of intent is Tuesday, June 6. To learn more, visit our FAQ.

Upcoming Webinar on COPD and Inhalation Devices

Join Sidney Braman, MD, professor, critical care and sleep medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, for the webinar, “COPD and Inhalation Devices: Pulmonologist and Patient Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors,” Tuesday, May 2, 1:30‒2:30 p.m. This webinar discussion will focus on the key findings of a 2016 survey of 205 pulmonologists and fellows conducted to determine physician knowledge, attitudes, and practices of COPD management, with particular focus on the use of hand-held small volume nebulizers. A companion survey of 254 patients was conducted in March 2016. That survey showed large gaps in physician/patient communication. The surveys were a collaborative effort between the ATS and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The webinar for this non-CME program is free but pre-registration is required. Register Now

Last Reviewed: October 2017