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Deadline Approaching! Nominate Your Colleagues for a 2020 Respiratory Health Award!

Do you have a colleague who has made outstanding contributions to research focused on innovations to improve health by advancing practice, policy, and health care delivery? Nominate them for the Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award today!

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
  • World Lung Health Award
  • Outstanding Clinician Award

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

Deadline: Oct. 4, 2019


Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award Call for Nominations Now Open

The American Thoracic Society is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award. This award is presented in memory of Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, a respected ATS member, mentor, and peer, and honors her dedication and contributions to the field of lung disease research, and her position as a female role model and mentor.

We are seeking outstanding candidates who:

  • Have made significant contributions in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and/or sleep medicine.
  • Are current ATS members and have made significant contributions to the Society.
  • Are leaders and have mentored others.

The recipient will be recognized at the Women’s Forum at the ATS 2020 International Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., at which she will be invited to speak.

Learn more and nominate a colleague now!
Deadline:  Nov. 24, 2019


Learn More About E-Cigarettes and Vaping: Upcoming Events

Please join the ATS Tobacco Action Committee (TAC) for a live webinar, “Current Updates on Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Illness: What We Know So Far” on the current vaping crisis. The webinar will be led by Sarah Bauer, MD, with additional discussion and insight from Smita Pakhale, MD. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the ATS website for those unable to participate in the live event.

When: 1 p.m. EDT, Oct. 4, 2019
Where: Online. Register now!

Later this month, ATS vaping experts will also participate in a Twitter chat to take questions and facilitate a discussion about the crisis.
When: 4 p.m. EDT, Oct. 30, 2019
Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSChat

Learn more about the work the ATS is doing to combat vaping and access Patient Information Resources on the ATS website. The CDC also offers vaping and e-cigarette resources, including a reporting tool for state officials.


Download the Two-Part EGPA Collaborative Podcast Now

"The EGPA Collaborative: The Patient Journey and Cases of Appropriate Multidisciplinary Management” podcast is now available on Amazon Alexa.

This two-part program is a non-accredited activity provided by the American Thoracic Society and AKH, Inc., and is designed to educate health care professionals treating patients with Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (EGPA).

The podcast includes discussions and an overview of EGPA, as well as its classifications and clinical manifestations, treatment options, and ongoing management considering both initial therapy and for recalcitrant disease. Reference material is also provided by email to those using Amazon Alexa.

To access the podcast:

  • Register for an account on AudioEducate.
  • Follow the instructions in the email you receive from AudioEducate to link your Amazon Alexa devices to the AudioEducate skill.
  • Once these steps are complete, start the podcast by saying, "Alexa, start AudioEducate."

Supported by an educational grant from GSK.


ATS Members Have Free Access to Respiratory Medicine Book Series

The American Thoracic Society and Springer Nature have joined forces on the book series, “Respiratory Medicine.” Including a wide range of topics such as COPD, asthma and allergy, pulmonary problems in pregnancy, molecular basis of lung disease, and sleep-disordered breathing, the series offers clinical and research-oriented resources for pulmonologists, practitioners, and researchers working in respiratory care.

For free access to the eBook series, log into your ATS member account. ATS members are also eligible for discounted prices on the print versions, which are available on the Springer website. The series editors include the ATS Foundation’s 2019 Breathing for Life Awardee Sharon Rounds, MD; ATS Vice President Lynn Schnapp, MD, ATSF; and Anne Dixon, MD.