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Stat May 9, 2018

Join the Benefit, Support Research!

If you’ll be attending ATS 2018 in San Diego, be sure to register for the ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit, where we will honor James Donohue, MD, with the Breathing for Life Award. When you join us for the benefit, you’ll:

  • Support research grants for early-career investigators.
  • Celebrate Dr. Donohue and the Research Program awardees.
  • Network with ATS members from around the globe.
  • Enjoy delicious food, music, dancing, and more!

In-training members can add a benefit ticket to their conference registration and receive a special reduced ticket offer of $50. Register today!


HPS Education Day

On April 21, the ATS, the Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network,  and the San Juan City Hospital held a free Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Education Day. Over 180 patients from across Puerto Rico attended the event.

“It was a great honor for the HPS Network to present the American Thoracic Society our “You Make a World of Difference” Award during the Education Day in Puerto Rico. For well over a decade, they have given us the opportunity to reach experts, and placed us in venues that have undeniably helped move science. They give us the credibility of a large organization and disregard our size or influence,” said Donna Appell, RN, executive director/founder of the HPS Network. “The ATS has shown us over and over that they are true to their logo tag line; they help the world breathe!”

The event was recorded and is available for streaming on the ATS website.


ATS Foundation and ResMed Announce Two-Year Research Grant in Sleep-Disordered Breathing

The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce its new ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Sleep-Disordered Breathing and PAP Therapy. The award will provide funding for two years in the amount of $100,000, provided by ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD). The two-year funding period is from December 2018 through December 2020. The fellowship application process is open now.

Sleep-disordered breathing refers to breathing difficulties during sleep, which range from simple snoring to sleep apnea. These chronic conditions result in partial or complete cessation of breathing many times throughout the night, resulting in daytime sleepiness or fatigue that interferes with a person’s ability to function, and reduced quality of life. Sleep apnea, the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing, is associated with other life-threatening conditions such as heart failure, stroke and type 2 diabetes.


BEAR Cage 2018

Join the ATS DDDD Committee during ATS 2018 in San Diego for the 4th Annual BEAR Cage Competition, 1–3 p.m., Monday, May 21, in the Center for Career Development (Sails Pavilion, Upper Level). Hear early career BEAR Cage finalists present their innovative projects on ARDS, COPD, and Antibody-Mediated Rejection as they compete for the grand prize of $5,000. The competition promotes a discussion of translational research ideas in a unique “shark-tank style” learning environment, fueling real-time feedback and propelling strategic thinking. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in an informative Q&A, as well as network with the judging panel of translational science experts after the presentations.


Reminder: Sign up for the ATS Walking Challenge!

The ATS Walking Challenge is back as part of the ATS 2018 International Conference. Walk, stay active, or compete with colleagues all while helping the ATS Foundation Research Program. Be one of the top five overall steppers to win a prize.

The ATS Walking Challenge also supports the ATS Foundation Research Program. For every participant who walks 30,000 steps during ATS 2018, Teva Respiratory will make a donation of $100 to the ATS Foundation, up to $50,000.

Pre-register and learn more here.  You can also register onsite at the ATS Walking Challenge Booth in Lobby A.