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Patient Education Day: Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Diseases 

The American Thoracic Society, the chILD Foundation, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County present a free live patient education webinar on children’s interstitial and diffuse lung diseases. The webinar will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, in conjunction with chILD Week at the ATS. View the full day program and reserve your seat today.

To attend in person in Orange, California, email Ms. Karina Chavez at:

Journal Club Added!

Oct. 27 – Assembly on Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology: “The Effect of Changes in Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Weight on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity in Overweight Adults with Type 2 Diabetes.” Discussants include: Omar Mesarwi, MD, Christopher Kline, PhD, Thomas Rice, MD, Samuel Kuna, MD, Naresh Punjabi, MD, PhD, and ATS Immediate Past President Atul Malhotra, MD. Reserve your seat.

Podcast Release: Supplemental Oxygen

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects approximately 24 million people in the United States and leads to more than 800,000 hospitalizations each year. In people with COPD who have hypoxemia, clinical trials have shown that using supplemental oxygen can benefit quality of life, activity tolerance, and longevity. Tune in to learn how you can help promote adherence in your patients.

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Member Benefit: Book Series

ATS members save big on Springer respiratory books! Enjoy access to all electronic content for FREE, including more than 20 titles, as well as discounts on print editions. Log in to learn more about Springer books on respiratory medicine.

Call for Medical Education Papers: AnnalsATS Special Issue

The editors of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society are pleased to announce that a medical education issue will again be published in 2017. The editors welcome papers covering all aspects of biomedical education, including physician, scientist, nursing, or patient education, in the form of research articles, focused reviews, and perspectives. Topics may include development and retention of clinician-educators, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development, quality-improvement and patient-safety education, pedagogy, or other subjects of importance to clinician educators. For proposals or questions, contact AnnalsATS Guest Editor Henry Fessler, MD, at, or AnnalsATS Senior Deputy Editor Dean Schraufnagel, MD, at

The deadline for submitting manuscripts through the online submission system, ScholarOne, is Dec. 1. Cover letters must indicate the author’s desire to be considered for the Medical Education issue.

Last Reviewed: October 2017