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Stat August 16, 2017

Now Open: ATS 2018 Call for Abstracts and Case Reports

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your work in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine to more than 16,000 of the world’s leading researchers and clinicians who will gather at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference, May 18‒23, in San Diego. We are seeking: Scientific Abstracts, which can report on basic, translational, and clinical science research; epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, and psychosocial investigations; or educational and quality improvement projects, and Case Reports, which must describe a single, unique case. See complete submission guidelines.

COPD Today, 2017 Edition

COPD Today is a resource for COPD patients and their families created by the American Thoracic Society and supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. The e-booklet discusses symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, and features the latest research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. Download your free copy today!

COPD Today content was developed independently by the American Thoracic Society. Reviewers included Kevin Wilson, MD, chief of ATS Documents & Patient Education; Marianna Sockrider, MD, DrPH, associate medical editor of ATS Patient Education; and Susan Tarlo, MD, asthma content expert.

New Trials Posted

The Clinical Trial Resources page connects the ATS community to current, ongoing clinical trials in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine conducted by participating pharmaceutical and device companies. The latest trials posted pertain to:

  • Asthma
  • Gram-Negative Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis-ILD

If you would like to receive information about new clinical trials listed on this page, please email us to join the Clinical Trial Listserve.

Change in NIH Policy

The National Institutes of Health have implemented a change in policies that impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects. Visit the links below for details.

In Memoriam: Andrew M. Tager, MD, 1959‒2017

Dr. Tager was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey. He attended Brown University (1981) and Harvard Medical School (1988), and completed oncology and pulmonary fellowships. In 2017, he received the ATS Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments for outstanding scientific contributions in basic or clinical research to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of respiratory disease or critical illness. He was an active member and leader, making countless contributions to the ATS Scientific Advisory Committee, Assembly on Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology, and ATS Foundation.

Last Reviewed: October 2017