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September ATS Research News Quarterly – Available Now!

The September ATS Research News Quarterly features an interview with NIH’s Fogarty International Center Director Roger Glass, MD, as well as a special update from National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkaw on pulmonary-critical care and sleep implications of opioid abuse. It also includes commentary on the implications of the Trump Administration’s new restrictions on NIH fetal tissue research, and more!

The ATS Research News Quarterly covers updates and announcements from all of the research programs that the ATS monitors, including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the VA Research program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Read the Quarterly now!


Upcoming Webinar: Treatment Options for Pulmonary Fibrosis

As part of "Pulmonary Fibrosis Week at the ATS" and in conjunction with PAR partner the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, the American Thoracic Society will host a webinar, "Treatment Options for Pulmonary Fibrosis." Amy Hajari Case, MD, of the Advanced Lung Disease Center of Excellence at Piedmont Healthcare will present.

When: 3–4 p.m. EDT, Sept. 24, 2019
Where: Online. Register here.


Upcoming Twitter Chat!

Join the ATS and experts Nicholas Hart, PhD (@NickHartThorax), and Susheel Patil, MD (@spatilmd), for a Twitter chat discussing “Evaluation and Management of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline.”

When: 1 p.m. EDT, Sept. 27, 2019
Where: Twitter, using the hashtag “ATSchat”




Vaping: The Threat to Public Health and the ATS Response

Since e-cigarette products first appeared in the marketplace, the ATS has been deeply skeptical of their safety. Now, along with the exponential growth in recreational use by children and young adults, there is increasing evidence of harm. Additionally, with the first deaths directly attributable to e-cigarettes, along with other case reports, it is now abundantly clear that much more needs to be done. 

Help with advocacy by reporting any suspected vaping-related illnesses/injuries to the CDC and FDA to These reports will help drive regulatory action.

Read the full ATS statement on vaping, and learn more about ATS tobacco control efforts.



Reminder: AnnalsATS Editor-in-Chief Search

The American Thoracic Society has opened the search for the next editor-in-chief of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society (AnnalsATS), a peer-reviewed, monthly publication.
AnnalsATS publishes original clinical, epidemiological, and health services research related to respiratory, sleep, critical care medicine, and population health. The scope of the journal encompasses content that is applicable to clinical practice, the formative and continuing education of clinical specialists, and the advancement of public health.

It is anticipated that the editor-in-chief will be named for a five-year term that starts Jan. 6, 2020. The Search Committee is seeking candidates with editorial experience and a distinguished research background in respiratory medicine.

Letters of interest, including a statement of plans for the Editorship and a CV should be submitted by Oct. 7, 2019 to:

Bruce Levy, MD
Chairman, AnnalsATS Journal Editor Search Subcommittee
American Thoracic Society
25 Broadway, 18th floor
New York, NY 10004

Please also cc Diane Gern, Chief, Journals: