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Stat July 21, 2021

Response to Philip Morris International’s Purchase of British Producer of Respiratory Treatments

In response to an announcement from Philip Morris International that the company has agreed to acquire Vectura, a British inhaled medicine company, American Lung Association President and CEO Harold Wimmer and American Thoracic Society President Lynn Schnapp MD, ATSF shared a statement:

“The American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society are disappointed that the board of Vectura, a maker of essential medical products, has approved this sale. We urge the shareholders of Vectura to reject the proposed sale. Failing share holder action, we urge the British government to use its oversight authority to intervene and stop the sale.”

Read the full statement.


Now Open! 2021 Research Grant Cycle

The ATS Research Program Grant Cycle grant cycle is now open!

Thanks to our partners, we are able to maximize the number of grants we can support. In addition to partner grants, the 2021 portfolio will include the ATS Unrestricted Grants, an ATS Diversity Grant, and the ATS Nursing Research Grant. Learn more!


Upcoming Industry Innovations

Diving Deeper on Your Sleep Apnea Diagnosis: Why Differentiating Central vs Obstructive Apnea is Crucial to Establishing the Treatment Plan

When: 6:30 p.m. ET, July 21, 2021
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Sponsored by Respircardia


Evidence-based use of HFNC: The Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines

When: 12 p.m. ET, Aug. 2, 2021
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Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline   


Evidence-based use of HFNC: The development of Clinical Practice Guidelines 

The webinar will review the the ESICM Clinical Practice Guidelines (Rochwerg, 2020) recently published in Intensive Care Medicine, regarding the use of Nasal High Flow in adult patients.  

When: 12 p.m. ET, Aug. 9, 2021
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Sponsored by Fisher & Paykel   


Assembly Updates

SRN Virtual Happy Hour, “How to Get Promoted in Academia”

The theme of this event is “How to Get Promoted in Academia,” focusing on clinician scholar/educator, and clinician-scientist/research tracks.

When: 7 p.m. ET, July 27, 2021
Register now!


Assembly Leadership Elections: Call for Nominations

Nominate a colleague or yourself for an assembly leadership position today! To see the list of open positions for the upcoming election cycle please visit the submission portal.

Deadline: Aug. 30, 2022
Nominate today!


Assembly/Committee Project Applications Now Accepted!

The assembly/committee new and renewal project application cycle is now open!

To begin an ATS-only project application, click here

Learn more today! If you have any questions, please contact Senior Director of Assemblies, Miriam Rodriguez.

Deadline: 11 p.m. ET, Aug.2, 2021



Reminder: ATS Fellow Program Deadline Extended!

The ATS Fellow designation is a mark of distinction, conferring recognition on members for their accomplishments, dedication, and contributions to the Society, as well as to the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Learn more and apply now!

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2021