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Second Annual World Lung Day Sept. 25

On Sept. 25, 2018, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the ATS is a founding member, will recognize World Lung Day.

We invite you to join us as we continue to rally advocacy for respiratory health and air quality globally.

Join us in reducing tobacco consumption, controlling unhealthy air especially in the workplace, and strengthening immunization programs as important first steps. Please sign The Charter for Lung Health and show your commitment to better lung health globally. Help us reach our goal of 100,000 signatories from around the world!


Applications Now Accepted: The Annals of the American Thoracic Society Junior Editors

The Annals of the American Thoracic Society is excited to announce that it is soliciting applications for an inaugural group of Junior Editors.

Junior Editors will serve in mentored editorial roles where they will learn peer review and editorial skills. The position will offer opportunities to co-author editorials and case conferences, as well as perform mentored research on the peer review process at AnnalsATS.

To be eligible, Junior Editors must be enrolled in an accredited pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and/or allergy fellowship in a non-clinical year and must have demonstrated a serious commitment to an academic career that will incorporate research and/or scholarship.

Applicants must be able to commit to the role for at least a 12-month period, which will require a time commitment of one hour per week. No compensation is provided.

Apply now!



ATS Critical Care Board Review Question Book is Now Available

The ATS Critical Care Board Review Question Book is now available in the ATS Store.

Designed for fellows-in-training and practicing physicians, the ATS Review for the Critical Care Boards  and ATS Critical Care Board Review Question Book will help you prepare to take the American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine Certification exam, scheduled for Nov. 12, 2018.

ATS members save 20 percent on the ATS Review book!

Please email with any questions.


Upcoming IPF Guideline Twitter Chat

The ATS recently released a new international guideline to help physicians diagnosis idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare and often fatal lung disease whose cause is unknown.

The 2018 clinical practice guideline was developed by experts representing four major respiratory societies — the American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society (ERS), Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS), and Latin American Thoracic Society (ALAT) — and published online and in the ATS’s Sept. 1 edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

On Sept. 24 at 12 p.m., join the ATS for a discussion of IPF diagnosis with two of the authors of the new ATS clinical practice guidelines, which were released earlier this month.

When: Sept. 24; 12 – 1 p.m. EST
Where: On Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat


ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Journal Club Sept. 26

The next edition of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Journal Club will cover the topic of Frailty and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Dr. Lowie Vanfleteren (CIRO+, The Netherlands) will present the paper entitled, “Physical frailty and pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: a prospective cohort study.” This paper was published in Thorax by Matthew Maddocks and co-authors from Kings College London, UK. The presentation will be followed by a discussion panel. 

When: Sept. 26 12 p.m. EST
Where: Online. Webinar registration is required.  

Please contact Dr. Rachael Evans or Dr. Carlos A. Camillo with any suggestions/questions.