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Last Day to Submit!  ATS 2021 Call for Input

The 2021 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, will be held May 14-19 in San Diego, CA.
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
  • Sunrise Seminar
  • Meet the Professor Seminar

Deadline: 5 p.m. ET, July 29, 2020

Learn more and submit!

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


How Do I Attend ATS 2020?

Is this your first virtual conference? Ours too! The delivery may be different, the science is the same.

Accessing ATS 2020 Virtual is simple, and only $50 for members! Simply register for the conference, and starting Aug. 5, you’ll be able to log-in and view on-demand scientific sessions, ePosters and more. Every day from Aug. 5 to Aug. 10, the duration of ATS 2020 Virtual, we’ll release new content. There will also be opportunities for live engagement, in the form of Expert Chats and Industry Insights in Virtual Exhibits.

We recognize that our members are still on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. All on-demand content will remain available for attendees for 90 days, so even if you can’t join us in August, you won’t miss out! ATS 2020 Virtual registration is your key to a live learning and engagement experience you can enjoy from your desk, on your schedule.


Upcoming Events!

Forming a Relationship: Patients, Advocates and Scientists Working Together

Join us to explore how all three may come together to help elevate research and care.

When: 3 p.m. ET, July 31, 2020 



PhD, Basic and Translational Scientists Virtual Reception 
When: 4 p.m. ET, Aug. 3, 2020


Safely Restoring Elective Pulmonary and Sleep Services

Read the new guideline, and join us for a Twitter chat discussing these guidelines July 30 at 11 a.m. ET.

Stay tuned for an upcoming webinar on DocMatter discussing the guidelines:

When: 6 p.m. ET, Aug. 4, 2020
Where: DocMatter


Role of Cytokines in Lung Cancer Progression: A Webinar

The role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of lung cancer and the functional significance of modulating this cytokine network as a preventive and therapeutic strategy for lung cancer will be discussed.

When: 1 p.m. ET, Aug. 18, 2020


Welcome, New Corporate Members

The ATS is pleased to welcome eight new Corporate Member companies for the 2020 program running through Feb. 28, 2021. The Corporate Member program provides companies a year-long opportunity to be visible and engaged members of the ATS community. Members of participating Corporate Member companies serve on the ATS Corporate Advisory Board and help foster transparent discussion between the ATS and the corporate community about issues and trends that may impact medicine, the advancement of science or patient care and drug discovery and development in the fields of pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine.

Thank you to this year’s new ATS Corporate Members:

  • Gilead Sciences has joined the program at the Benefactor Level.
  • Amgen, CSL Behring, and Three Lakes Foundation have joined at the Patron Level.
  • 4DMedical, Acceleron Pharma, Altavant Sciences, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals have joined at the Supporter Level.

Please contact us to learn more about ATS Corporate Membership.


Support Students at Virtual SPATS!

Student Presentations at ATS (SPATS) gives students the opportunity to participate in a three-minute thesis (3MT) presentation competition in which they will present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. They will be judged based on 3MT criteria created by Queensland University, and have an opportunity to win the People’s Choice prize, decided by the audience! 

When: 8 a.m. ET, and 7 p.m. ET, Aug. 4, 2020
Join us!