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Deadline Approaching: ATS 2019 Call for Abstracts and Case Reports

You have just two weeks left to submit scientific abstracts and case reports for consideration for the ATS 2019 International Conference, May 17–22, in Dallas, Texas!

The ATS International Conference is the longest running, large-scale conference in the world and hosts more than 14,000 attendees working in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The ATS is seeking:

  • Scientific Abstracts, which can report on basic, translational, and clinical science research; epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, and psychosocial investigations; or educational and quality improvement projects.
  • Case Reports, which must describe a single, unique case.


Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. ET
See complete submission guidelines.


2019 BEAR Cage

Early career investigators! Submit your innovative translational research proposals to the 5th Annual BEAR (Building Education to Advance Research) Cage Competition for a chance to win $5,000 at ATS 2019 in Dallas.

Developed by the ATS Drug Device Discovery and Development (DDDD) Committee to facilitate new opportunities for the next generation of researchers, the ATS BEAR Cage provides three selected finalists the chance to pitch their exciting new ideas to a panel of industry and academia experts in a competitive live forum. All finalists will receive distance mentorship from the DDDD Committee over the ensuing year to further develop their projects.

Apply now!
Deadline for submission: Jan. 4, 2019


New Release: ATS Research News Quarterly

This issue of the ATS Research News Quarterly features an interview with National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Linda Birnbaum, PhD. In the interview, Dr. Birnbaum outlines the institute’s new strategic plan, which will guide its research portfolio over the next five years.
The October Quarterlyalso includes the first of a new series on NIH institute intramural divisions with an overview of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases intramural programs, news from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and more.
Read the issue online!



RIS@ATS 2019

The Respiratory Innovation Summit unites the innovators, investors and clinicians who are leading the fight to create powerful new treatments for deadly and crippling diseases of the lungs and airways.

The second RIS@ATS will take place on May 17  during the ATS 2019 International Conference in Dallas, Texas.

See highlights from the first RIS@ATS, and save the date to join us in Dallas on May 17, 2019!


Nominations Accepted: 2019 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, Award

The ATS Membership Committee is now accepting nominations for the Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award. The award, presented on behalf of Dr. Rich, recognizes her dedication and contributions to the field of lung disease research,  as well as her position as a female role model and mentor.

To be nominated for the annual Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award, a candidate should:

  • Have made significant contributions in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and/or sleep medicine.
  • Be an ATS member.
  • Be a leader who has mentored others.


The awardee will be recognized on the ATS website, as well as at the Women’s Forum at the ATS International Conference, at which she will also be invited to speak.

Nominations now accepted!
Deadline for submission: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018