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Stat Aug. 25, 2021

ATS Advocates for Continued Mask Mandates on Public Transportation

Compelling evidence has demonstrated that mask wearing is effective at preventing transmission of COVID-19. Diverse populations co-mingle on public transportation, including children too young to be vaccinated, older adults and individuals who are immunocompromised. In addition, communities of color, who have been hardest hit by the pandemic, are more likely to live in densely populated metro areas and depend on public transportation to go to work, seek health care and buy groceries, increasing the risk of exposure to the virus.

Universal mask wearing in these settings is an important strategy to stop the spread of infections and allow people to continue traveling safely. That’s why the ATS has joined with other organizations in a letter to the CDC supporting continued mask mandates on public transportation. Read the full letter here. 



ATS Welcomes New Corporate Members

The ATS is pleased to welcome two new Corporate Member companies to the 2021 Corporate Membership Program this summer. DynaMed, part of the clinical decisions suite from EBSCO, has joined at the Patron Level. DynaMed’s mission is to provide the most useful information to health care professionals at the point of care to improve health outcomes worldwide. CareDx has joined the program at the Supporter Level and is committed to improving transplant patient outcomes by providing innovative and intelligent solutions throughout the entire patient journey.

The ATS Corporate Member Program serves as a forum to facilitate transparent discussions between the ATS and our colleagues in industry about issues and trends that may impact medicine and the advancement of science and patient care. Over the past decade, the program has grown to include 40 companies participating at four tiers of membership, and has been an instrumental part of supporting the mission of the ATS.

Please reach out to Vlada Kagan O’Hara, associate director, Corporate Alliances, if you would like more information on Corporate Membership benefits.


ATS Virtual Career Fair

Update your resume and join us for a Virtual Career Fair! Employers will be on hand to share information about their organizations through screencast presentations and video/audio broadcasts, as well as to conduct chat sessions and video interviews.

When: 11 a.m. ET, Sept. 30, 2021
Register now!


Upcoming Events

TB Elimination - Why Not Now? Session 4

Join The Union and the ATS for a roundtable discussion regarding whether TB Elimination can still be achieved by 2030, as per the WHO End TB strategy, and what will be needed to achieve that goal.

When: 9 a.m. ET, Sept. 1, 2021
Register now!


Upcoming Twitter Chats

Join the MITT Committee to discuss, "Parenting and Early Career Development.”

When: 12 p.m. ET, Aug. 31, 2021
Where: Twitter using #ATSchat


Join Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH, (@MaryRice_LungDr), Chris Carlsten, MD, (@PollutionLa), and Daniel L. Costa, ScD, (@dlcosta66) to discuss, “Respiratory Impacts of Wildland Fire Smoke: Future Challenges and Policy Opportunities. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report.”

When: 12 p.m. ET, Sept. 13, 2021
Where: Twitter, using #ATSchat


Journal Club

The Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation is pleased to feature this year’s ATS Conference Pulmonary Circulation Abstract Awardees, highlighting some of the latest research in the field.

When: 12 p.m. ET, Aug. 30, 2021
Register now!


Critical Care Training Forum

Join us for “COVID-19 Vaccine, Boosters, and the Future of COVID-19 Vaccination.”

When: 8 p.m. ET, Sept. 7, 2021
Register now!



One Week Left!

Assembly Leadership Elections
Nominate a colleague or yourself for an ATS assembly leadership position today! To see the list of open positions for the upcoming election cycle please visit the submission portal. Learn more and apply!

Deadline: Aug. 30, 2021


ATS Fellow Program

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.

ATS members who have been active for five or more years are invited to apply. Learn more and apply now!

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2021


Center for Career Development Call for Input

The MITT committee is inviting members to submit proposals for the Center for Career Development at ATS 2022!

Learn more!