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Fiftieth Anniversary of Uncovering the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: The Story and Timeless Lessons

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Tuskegee Experiment, one of America’s most disgraceful medical travesties of the modern age.  Martin J. Tobin, MD, of Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, sheds light on the historic study with his paper, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, “Fiftieth Anniversary of Uncovering the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: The Story and Timeless Lessons.” Read the article, and watch his presentation.


ATS 2023 Call for Input

The American Thoracic Society is planning the 2023 International Conference as an in-person program in Washington, DC, May 19-24, 2023.

The ATS is seeking input for sessions in all areas of respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine with a clinical, basic science and/or translational focus. Input should be in the form of a session proposal in any of the following types:

  • Postgraduate Course (Didactic)
  • Postgraduate Course (Skills-Based)
  • Scientific Symposium
  • Meet the Expert

Deadline: 5 p.m. June 29, 2022
Learn more!


Upcoming Events

Neighborhood-Level Disadvantage Impacts on Patients with Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease

When: 1 p.m. ET, today, June 15, 2022
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ATS RCMB Interest Group on Lung Aging Research Meeting

When: 2 p.m. ET, June 16, 2022
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SRN Town Hall, “Beyond Biological Limits: The Role of Sleep in Professional Burnout”

When: 3:30 p.m. ET, June 16, 2022
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PI-TB - PINE: Microbiome

When: 11 a.m. ET, June 21, 2022
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Annual Aging Interest Group Meeting

When: 1 p.m. ET, June 22, 2022
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Industry Innovations, “Integrating the Envisia Genomic Classifier to Improve ILD Diagnostic & Prognostic Confidence”

This session will discuss key considerations for the diagnosis of patients with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and provide a review on how to incorporate the Envisia Genomic Classifier as part of your ILD workup for a more confident diagnosis and prognosis. 

When:  6:30 p.m. ET, June 22, 2022 
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Aging in Critical Care and Clinical Pulmonary Subgroups - Combined Business Meeting

When: 12 p.m. ET, June 23, 2022
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Telerehabilitation for Chronic Respiratory Disease: A Randomized Controlled Equivalence Trial

When: 5 p.m. ET, June 28, 2022
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ATS 2022 On-Demand

Learn more about the scientific sessions, industry presentations, and e-posters available now and register now! The ATS 2022 On-Demand platform is open through June 24.


ATS Journal App

Please note that effective Jan. 1, 2023, the ATS journals app will no longer be updated. Subsequent software updates to your mobile device may render it inoperable. Both now and in the future, readers can access all ATS journal content through our enhanced mobile website,


2022 Innovation in Fellowship Education

Congratulations to the University of Washingtonfor the top innovations abstract for 2022! Their abstract, “Hacking Innovation into Fellowship Education” was recognized by the ATS Training Committee as the standout program in educational excellence this year.

The American Thoracic Society greatly values a strong fellowship program as a means of academic and clinical success. To recognize programs that implement exceptional practices, the ATS Training Committee developed the Innovations in Fellowship Education program. All pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and allergy fellowship programs (adult and pediatric) are invited to submit abstracts showcasing a novel and innovative best practice. View the full  2022 Innovation in Fellowship Education book now!