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You Are Invited to the ATS 2020 Virtual Plenary Session/Membership Meeting

Please join us for a virtual ATS 2020 Plenary Session/Membership Meeting. The meeting will feature portions of the annual ATS International Conference opening session, including:

  • Presidential Address: James M. Beck, MD, ATSF
  • Installation of New Officers, May 2020 - May 2021
  • Remarks from Newly Installed President: Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, ATSF

When: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET, May 19, 2020
Where: Online. Register now. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Abstracts Published in AJRCCM

All abstracts accepted for presentation at ATS 2020 have been published in the May 1 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, available now. The full abstract, its presenting authors, and co-authors, is also available on the Online Program Itinerary. Abstract presenters will also be able to supply a poster-layout of the research outlined in the abstract through the ATS ePoster site. More information on preparing and uploading ePosters will be sent to abstract presenters as it becomes available.


Upcoming Webinars:

PAR CheckUp Webinar: Happening Today!
Join us for "A Conversation with COVID-19 Patients with Pre-Existing Lung Diseases." Hear from recovered COVID-19 patients Robyn Petras and Emily Lenz. The webinar will also include Lynn Reinke, PhD, ARNP, of the University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health; Tonya Winders of the Allergy and Asthma Network; and Siri Vaeth of the Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc group.

When: 2 p.m. ET, May 6, 2020
Where: Online. Register now!


Sickle Cell Lung Disease in the COVID-19 Era: A Webinar
Join the ATS Sickle Cell Lung Disease Interest Group for "Sickle Cell Lung Disease in the COVID-19 Era."

When: 6 p.m. ET, May 7, 2020
Where: Online. Register here. 


News from Assemblies

Section Leadership Voting – Open Now!

Voting for Section Leaders is now open online. All Section members can vote for future Section leaders online, even if they are unable to attend their membership meeting. 
Learn more and cast your vote!
Deadline: May 29, 2020

ATS Toolkit for Age-Friendly Pulmonary/Critical Care

Age-friendly care is now more important than ever. The ATS Aging in Critical Care Interest Group has developed a toolkit for clinicians who care for older adults in the ICU or those with chronic lung disease. It includes an annotated bibliography of high-yield articles and summaries of key points for age-friendly best practices in these settings. Check it out today, and send questions or comments to Leah Witt, MD.


ATS 2020 Registrant Refunds Available Now

ATS 2020 was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 1, an email was sent to all ATS 2020 registrants with information regarding their refund options, including an opportunity to donate their registration fee to the COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

The deadline for selection is May 15, 2020. If no selection is made, the registration fee will be automatically refunded to the registrant via the payment method used at purchase.
If you have any questions, or did not receive an email, please contact