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Upcoming Twitter Chat:  New ATS Guideline Aids in Diagnosing Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Join Adam Shapiro, one of the authors of the guidelines, and others during PCD Week at the ATS for a Twitter chat discussing the new guidelines in the diagnosis of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.

When: July 19, 2018, at 2 p.m. EST

Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat

PCD week is an ATS PAR initiative, sponsored by the PCD Foundation.

Inhaled Nitric Oxide May Reduce Kidney Complications from Heart Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Administration of nitric oxide gas during and for 24 hours following heart surgery decreased the risk of patients developing acute and chronic kidney problems, a randomized, controlled trial conducted in China found. The study, “Nitric Oxide Decreases Acute Kidney Injury and Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease after Cardiac Surgery,” is published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Researchers studied 244 adults in Xi’an, China, who underwent surgery to replace more than one heart valve. The authors found that patients who received 80 parts per million of nitric oxide during and for 24 hours after surgery were less likely to develop acute kidney injury.

Importantly, the authors noted that administration of nitric oxide gas appears to be safe: nitric oxide delivery did not have to be reduced or stopped in any of the patients who received the gas.


June ATS Research News Quarterly Released

This month, the June ATS Research News Quarterly features an interview with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch, who discusses NIGMS programs on critical illnesses, as well as updates on the Veteran’s Administration’s efforts on lung cancer screening, NIH clinical trials policy, and more.

The quarterly is a collaboration from the ATS Washington office and the Research Advocacy Committee, chaired by Veena Antony, MD It features updates and announcements from all of the research programs the ATS monitors, including the National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the VA Research program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Archived editions of the ATS Research News Quarterly are also available.



Membership Reminders:

  • Apply to be an ATS Fellow

With recognition at the ATS International Conference, on the ATS website, and in member publications, the ATS Fellow designation is a mark of distinction, honoring members for their accomplishments, dedication, and contributions to the Society, as well as to the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Applicants must list their ATS activities and professional activities outside of the ATS, provide two letters of reference and a personal statement to be considered.

For questions, refer to the ATS Fellow FAQs. Access the application here.

Deadline to Apply: Aug. 31, 2018

A complete list of member benefits is available on our website.


LAST DAY: Call for Input ATS 2019
Today is the last day to submit proposals for sessions in all areas of respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine, with a clinical, basic science, and/or translational focus, for the ATS 2019 International Conference, May 17–22, in Dallas, Texas.

All proposals must be submitted online through the ATS Call for Input website.

Deadline: TODAY, June 27, 2018 (5 p.m. ET).

See the complete submission guidelines.