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ATS and CHEST Launch “For My Lung Health” to Address COVID-19 Disparities

The American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians have created, where chronic lung disease patients can get the expert information they need, in both English and Spanish, to prioritize their lung health. 
Especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, patient education is crucial. The campaign is targeted at the top 50 zip codes in the United States for cases of COVID-19, by which people of color were disproportionately affected.

The website provides disease-specific information on many chronic lung diseases and COVID-19, provided by the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable. Despite the spread of COVID-19, patients should not dismiss early symptoms out of fear of contracting the virus, but should contact their provider and utilize telehealth services.

This important effort was generously funded by an educational grant by GlaxoSmithKline and a donation from Boehringer Ingelheim, both as part of the ATS COVID-19 Crisis Fund.


Earn CME/CE Credit in "Lung Cancer for the Pulmonologist" Webinar

An estimated 154,050 individuals die annually from lung cancer. Screening and identifying patients at risk early promotes timely interventions and increases the rate of positive treatment outcomes. Join us for this webinar as we discuss screening, staging and management of lung cancer.
When: 1 p.m. ET, July 15, 2020

All CME/CE accreditation and credit designation statements are available here: Learn more and register!

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.



Industry Innovations Webinar!

Best Practices in Remote Patient Monitoring for the Respiratory Specialist

Hear from a panel of international respiratory specialists on how they are rapidly adapting their models of care in light of COVID-19. This webinar provides key learnings from major centers with established respiratory remote monitoring programs, discussion on how to maximize the value of your respiratory patient remote monitoring data, and an overview of solutions from leading respiratory remote monitoring provider patientMpower.

When: 4 p.m. ET, June 25, 2020
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This webinar is sponsored by patientMpower


June ATS Research News Quarterly

The June ATS Research News Quarterly is now available! The June Quarterly is a special edition focused on COVID-19, featuring an interview with NHLBI Director Gary Gibbons, MD, and a series of five articles discussing clinical and scientific discoveries related to COVID-19, its impact on research and a report on one city health system’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Read now!

The ATS Research News Quarterly offers in-depth coverage of research programs that the ATS monitors, from the National Institute of Health to the Environmental Protection Agency, and many others. For even more policy coverage, including updates on ATS advocacy work, look out for the weekly Washington Letter.


More Upcoming Events!

International Trainee Scholarship/MECOR Session (Virtual)

The International Health Committee is holding a Virtual Session where International Trainee Scholarship and MECOR Awardees may present the main points of their abstracts.
To accommodate the range of time zones our awardees live in, we will be holding the session in two parts, each part organized according to assembly.

Session 1: 9 a.m. ET, June 23, 2020
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Session 2: 8 p.m. ET, June 24, 2020
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Upcoming Journal Clubs
The Assemblies Respiratory Structure and Function and Pulmonary Rehabilitation will host a webinar, “Clinical Aspects of COVID-19 Recovery.”

When: 1 p.m. ET, June 23, 2020
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The ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation will discussDisease-Specific Comorbidity Clusters in COPD and Accelerated Aging.”  This paper was published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine by Filip Triest, MD.

When: 12:00 p.m. ET, June 18, 2020
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