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Stat May 24, 2017

Be Sure to Complete Your Member Survey

Member feedback and opinions matter to the ATS. Last week, you should have received an email with instructions for an important member survey. All members have the opportunity to provide input on several facets of the Society, including membership, the International Conference, ATS Journals, advocacy efforts, and educational resources, among others. We want to know — what benefits are of the most value to you, and how can the ATS improve its offerings?

Survey participants will have an opportunity to enter into a drawing for a chance to win one of three free one-year ATS memberships. Winners will be emailed the week of June 12. Contact Eileen Larsson at with any questions.

AJRCCM, AJRCMB, AnnalsATS Top Reviewers

ATS Journals gratefully recognizes the contributions of top reviewers for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care MedicineAmerican Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, and Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The following reviewers were recognized at the editorial board meeting on May 21 at ATS 2017.


  • Surya Bhatt, MD
  • Jeffrey Curtis, MD
  • Rolf D. Hubmayr, MD
  • David M. Mannino, MD
  • Ian Pavord, MB, BS
  • Donald D. Sin, MD


  • Ian C. Davis, PhD
  • Michael B. Fessler, MD
  • Jay K. Kolls, MD


  • Cristine E. Berry, MD, MHS
  • Carolyn Rochester, MD
  • Christopher G. Slatore, MD

Own a Piece of AJRCCM History!

The ATS is auctioning 30 limited edition copies of the May 2017 Centenary issue of the AJRCCM that have been autographed by lead authors of the special centenary editorials. The silent auction will run until June 30. The minimum bid is $300, with all proceeds going to the ATS Foundation to support young researchers. Submit your bid today.

In celebration of the AJRCCM centenary this year, Editor-in-Chief Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD, discusses the history of the Blue Journal and its importance to the progress of respiratory, sleep, and critical care medicine. Watch now.

Report: The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies released “The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease.” The report lays out the tremendous impact that respiratory disease has on world health. Specific diseases addressed include COPD, asthma, acute lower respiratory tract infections, tuberculosis and lung cancer. It also provides several recommendations that global leaders can take to reduce the burden of respiratory disease and improve global health.

In addition to the report, FIRS launched a global charter for lung health, calling for official recognition of a World Lung Day. The goal is to secure 100,000 signatures from health care professionals and organizations. Learn more on their website.

Last Reviewed: October 2017