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Deadline Approaching! ATS Foundation Research Program Grants

Time is running out to apply for the NEW ATS Foundation Research Program grant opportunities!  The grants include a nursing-specific award, as well as an award tailored to researchers in the Pacific Northwest for pulmonary research, specifically the impact of wildfires. There is also a COPD-focused opportunity from ResMed.

Learn more about the ATS Foundation Research Program and apply now!

Deadline for all applications: Sept. 23, 2019



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, M.D.
Chairman, AnnalsATS Journal Editor Search Subcommittee
American Thoracic Society
25 Broadway, 18th floor
New York, NY 10004
Please also cc Diane Gern, chief, Journals



Submit Your ATS 2020 Abstracts Now

The ATS is accepting the submission of scientific and case report abstracts on all aspects of respiratory disease, critical care, and sleep medicine. Abstracts can report on basic, translational, and clinical science research; epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, and psychosocial investigations; or educational and quality improvement projects.

  • Scientific Abstracts: Research on respiratory disease, critical care and sleep medicine, including quality improvement projects.
  • Case ReportsInteresting and unique reports describing a single clinical case.


The ATS International Conference Committee will plan the abstract and case report sessions based on those that are accepted.  The International Conference Committee accepts abstracts based on submission criteria and relative merit.

Click Here to Begin the Online Abstract Submission

For information on submitting scientific abstracts and case reports, please contact the American Thoracic Society at

Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, Oct. 30, 2019



Nominate Your Colleagues for a 2020 Respiratory Health Award!

Nominate someone who has made significant contribution to improving world lung health for the World Lung Health Award today! The award recognizes those who have made contributions through their research, their care of patients, or their political advocacy, particularly that which addresses global health disparities resulting from gender, race, ethnicity, or economics.

Learn more about the ATS 2020 Respiratory Health Awards now to see how you can recognize your colleagues for their unique contributions to the field. Awards include:

  • J. Burns Amberson Lecture.
  • Edward Livingston Trudeau Medal.
  • Distinguished Achievement Award.
  • Jo Rae Wright Award for Outstanding Science.
  • Outstanding Educator Award.
  • Public Service Award.
  • Recognition Awards for Scientific Accomplishments.
  • Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award.
  • Outstanding Clinician Award.


The 2020 Respiratory Health Awards will be presented at the next ATS International Conference, May 15–20, in Philadelphia.


Upcoming Twitter Chat!

Join the MITT Committee for a Twitter chat hosted by Josh Denson, MD @jdensonMD, on how to choose a fellowship!

When: 8 p.m. EDT, Sept. 24, 2019
Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat