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Webinar Happening TODAY: "Pulmonary Fibrosis Myths and Misconceptions Debunked"

As part of "Pulmonary Fibrosis Week at the ATS,“ in conjunction with PAR partner the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, the American Thoracic Society is hosting a live webinar today at
1 p.m. EST. The webinar, "Pulmonary Fibrosis Myths and Misconceptions Debunked" will be presented by David Lederer, MD, of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University.

When: TODAY, Aug. 22, 1 p.m.
Where: Online. Register now.


Call for Papers: Themed Issue on Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, estimated to affect 334 million people for their entire lives.

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) is dedicating a special issue to original papers on topics in both adult and pediatric asthma. This issue will coincide with the AAAAI meeting in February 2019.

With an impact factor of 15.24, the AJRCCM is positioned to help raise awareness of the current progress and continuing needs in asthma research. Thus, we are now inviting asthma scientists to submit their original papers for consideration in this focused issue. We welcome submissions involving more basic translational research, epidemiological research, and clinical trials.

All submissions are due by October 1, 2018, should conform to the Journal’s formatting requirements, and should have a cover letter mentioning the special asthma-themed issue. Authors with questions should contact Marc Bendian.


2018 Research Program Benefit Recap

More than 700 guests attended the 10th Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit in San Diego, California on May 19. Attendees had the opportunity to celebrate and honor James Donohue, MD, the Breathing for Life Awardee, and reconnect with friends, all while supporting the early-career investigator grant recipients of the Research Program.

The event is held annually during the ATS International Conference. This year, the benefit generated more than $472,500 from corporate, medical institution, and individual supporters. One hundred percent of individual donations will go to supporting research grants for young investigators.

Mark your calendar for the 2019 Research Program Benefit during ATS 2019 in Dallas, Texas!

Read more about the benefit.


Upcoming ATS Chapter Meetings

Why wait for ATS 2019? Local medical education and valuable ATS networking opportunities are coming to you! The following ATS chapters will hold meetings this summer:

ATS Chapter educational meetings are open to all interested parties. You do not need to be a Chapter member to attend these programs, or reside in the state where the meeting will be held. 
View the schedule of all upcoming chapter meetings in your area. Additional chapters are being formed in several states in 2018.


ATS 2019 Call for Abstracts and Case Reports Open

The American Thoracic Society is accepting scientific abstracts and case reports for consideration for the ATS 2019 International Conference, May 17–22, in Dallas, Texas!

The ATS International Conference is the longest running, large-scale conference in the world and hosts more than 14,000 attendees working in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The ATS is 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.
  • Case Reports, which must describe a single, unique case.

Submit by Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. ET. See complete submission guidelines.