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Not to Miss Events: ATS 2021

ATS 2021 starts in less than two weeks! Don’t miss special programming and events like:

You can also continue the conversation from any ATS 2021 session in the ATS Member Community on DocMatter!

Conference starts May 14, but attendees can log in May 13 to see all the offerings and plan your experience!


Upcoming Events:

Industry Innovations: “Consider Giving Your Patients What They Prefer:  How Should Patient Preferences Inform Inhaler Decisions in COPD?

Panelists will discuss how COPD symptoms affect quality of life and factor into disease management, why patient preferences are important in individualizing treatment in COPD, and the evidence supporting the use of an active delivery system in patients with COPD.

When: 12 p.m. ET, May 10, 2021  
Register now!

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.


ATS Core Training Webinar, “How to Market Yourself During Fellowship for an Academic Career”  

When: 12 p.m. ET, May 12, 2021
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Previous ATS Core Training webinars are available on-demand.


TB Elimination - Why Not Now? Session 1

Join The Union and the ATS for a webinar series examining if TB Elimination by 2030, the goal set at the UN High Level meeting on TB in September 2018, is still a relevant goal in light of the setbacks as a result of COVID-19.

When: 9 a.m. ET, May 26, 2021
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New Clinical Practice Guideline on Community Acquired Pneumonia; Addresses Testing for Non-Influenza Viral Pathogens

In its latest clinical practice guideline on community-acquired pneumonia the American Thoracic Society’s guidelines panel addresses the use of nucleic acid-based testing for non-influenza viral pathogens. The guideline was published online in the May 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Community-acquired pneumonia is caused by a wide range of respiratory pathogens, prominently including viruses. However, the only viral pathogen addressed by the 2019 clinical practice guideline was influenza. The panel determined that, given the increasing recognition of non-influenza viral causes of CAP and the expanded availability of diagnostic tests among clinicians, it was necessary to update the previous guideline to help guide treatment.

Read the full document, and view the video now!


As Wildfires Increase in Severity, Experts Call for Coordinated Federal Response; American Thoracic Society Workshop Report Co-Funded by ATS, NIEHS and EPA

In advance of a wildfire season projected to be among the worst, the American Thoracic Society has released a report, Respiratory Impacts of Wildland Fire Smoke: Future Challenges and Policy Opportunities, that calls for a unified federal response to wildfires that includes investment in research on smoke exposure and forecasting, health impacts of smoke, evaluation of interventions, and a clear and coordinated communication strategy to protect public health.

Read the full report.


2021 ATS Assembly Mentoring Programs Deadline Extended!

The ATS Mentoring Programs pair early to mid-career professionals with senior members of their respective assemblies. This virtual program is designed to foster mentoring connections and help mentees grow through individualized attention.

Currently, all ATS Assemblies are offering mentoring programs: 

Please visit our ATS Mentoring Program page to learn more or contact Nicole Feijoo.

Deadline Extended: May 24, 2021