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Conference App Now Available!

For information at your fingertips during ATS 2019, download the conference app from the App Store or Google Play. The app will help you:

  • Build your itinerary.
  • Participate in in-session Q&As using Audience Response System.
  • Learn about special events.
  • Browse sessions and speakers.
  • Map your trip to the Exhibit Hall. 
  • View the wide array of available educational opportunities. 
  • Receive important updates. 
  • Connect and chat with other attendees.
  • Scan colleagues’ badges to quickly exchange contact information. 

Together, these and other capabilities make the ATS 2019 conference app a must-have tool.
Supported by Gilead Sciences, Inc.


Join the 11th Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit

The ATS will honor Sharon Rounds, MD, with the 2019 Breathing for Life Award at the 11th Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit. This is the highest honor awarded by the Foundation. Please join us to recognize Dr. Rounds’ philanthropy, scientific achievement, and commitment to mentorship.

The ATS Foundation would like to acknowledge Genentech and GSK for their Sapphire Level Support of the 11th Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit.

When: 7 p.m., Sat., May 18, 2019
Where: Union Station in Dallas, Texas


AJRCCM Content from 1917 and On, Now Available

We are pleased to announce that all back issues of the Blue journal from its inception in 1917 through today are now available online as a member benefit.

We recently completed the addition of over 6,000 articles of the American Review of Tuberculosis, the original name of AJRCCM, to our archive. The total journal archive spans 1917 to 2019  and contains over 33,000 articles. The completion of this multi-year scanning project means that ATS members can now explore the evolution of our flagship journal, from the American Review of Tuberculosis through the American Review of Tuberculosis and Pulmonary Disease, to the American Review of Respiratory Disease, and now the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.


MOC Credits at ATS 2019

Attendees can earn up to 54.5 MOC in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification program at ATS 2019. See eligible sessions and links to pre-test.

CME will also be available.


ATS Supports Congress in Move to Enact Tobacco 21 Legislation

Last week, bipartisan legislation (H.R. 2411/S.1258) to raise the national legal purchase age for all tobacco products to 21 was introduced in Congress. On the House side lead sponsors Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), were joined by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA), Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), Bill Flores (R-TX) and Rob Wittman (R-VA). Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced parallel legislation in the Senate.

The bill covers all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vaping products. The bill does not include special provisions to protect the tobacco industry. Further, the bill specifically protects the right of state and local governments to enact and enforce more stringent tobacco control measures.

To date, 12 states have enacted Tobacco 21 laws and several more states are currently considering Tobacco 21 legislation.