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Welcome New ATS President, Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, ATSF

The ATS installed new officers for the 2020-21 term on Tuesday, May 19, during the ATS 2020 Virtual Plenary Session. Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, ATSF, was installed as president for the 2020-21 term.

Dr. Celedón is the Niels K. Jerne Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He earned a degree in medicine from Javeriana University in Colombia and a doctoral degree in public health from Harvard University. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Brown University, and a Research Fellowship at the Channing Laboratory of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In 2000, he joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, rising to associate professor before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.

Dr. Celedón’s vision for the Society is one of constant innovation and excellence in diversity.


Upcoming Events!

PAR CheckUp Series: Conversations with Lung Disease Patients

Join the American Thoracic Society for a conversation with pulmonary hypertension and sleep apnea patients who have recovered from COVID-19.
When: 2 p.m. ET, May 27, 2020
Where: Online. Register now.

ATS and Pan Africa Thoracic Society (PATS) Joint Webinar: Global Perspectives on COVID-19
This webinar in the series will include practitioners and professors from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States.

When: 1 p.m. ET, June 4, 2020
Where: Online. Register now. 

You can also join the ATS every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, for the COVID-19 Critical Care Training Forum, which addresses critical care topics for trainees and non-ICU trained health care professionals.



CME Opportunity: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease

Learn what’s new in nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease from a panel of experts who will discuss best practices for diagnosis and management of this increasingly common disease. Download slides, and complete the video modules to earn Continuing Medical Education credits.

This opportunity is supported by Insmed.


ATS ASPIRE Program – Share and Apply!

The ASPIRE (Academic Sleep Pulmonary Integrated REsearch/Clinical) fellowship is designed to generate a pipeline for the next group of pulmonary/sleep leaders.
The program includes a collaboration between the ATS and several outstanding institutions that have strong Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep training programs. These include the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and UC San Diego Health System. Eligible fellows do not need to come from a primary ASPIRE institution, but the institution/department needs a T32 grant or RO1 funded faculty.

Generous financial support for this important program has been provided by ResMed, Philips Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel.

Applications are due Monday June 15, 2020. Learn more!


Coming Soon! 2020 ATS Fellow Application

The ATS Fellow designation is a mark of distinction that recognizes the accomplishments, dedication, and contributions of ATS members to the Society and the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

If you have been an ATS member for five or more years, consider applying. Applicants must complete an application and submit two letters of reference in addition to a personal statement. Learn more.

We will be accepting applications from June 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020. Learn more!