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Stat October 26, 2016

Document Release: Mechanical Ventilation in ICU

The American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. The goal of the guidelines is to help physicians and other health care professionals determine when patients with acute respiratory failure can breathe on their own, as well as provide clinical advice that may increase the chances for successful extubation. Read the release.

Deadlines Approaching! ATS 2017 Call for Abstracts and Award Opportunity

You have just one more week to submit your abstracts and case reports for the ATS 2017 International Conference. As a conference presenter, you’ll connect with more than 15,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world on the latest clinical and scientific advances in the field. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to showcase your research in respiratory disease, critical care, and sleep medicine. View the submission guidelines and submit your abstracts and/or case reports here.

Next Wednesday is also the deadline for the 2017 Innovations in Fellowship Education (IFE) Program. All adult and pediatric fellowship training programs are invited to submit abstracts showcasing innovative best education practices. Learn more and submit today.

Your Actions Can Impact NIH Funding!

A letter is being circulated in the U.S. House of Representatives for representatives to sign to support increased NIH funding. Urge your reps to sign the DelBene-McKinley NIH letter by Friday, Oct. 28!

Reps. DelBene (D-WA), McKinley (R-WV), Van Hollen (D-MD), and King (R-NY) have authored a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling on Congress to provide $34 billion in funding for the NIH as Congress finalizes 2017 federal spending over the next few months. The letter is now open for all House Representatives to sign to show their support for increased NIH funding. See the sample message in the online form and use it to call your representative’s health legislative assistant. Dial the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121; you can provide your zip code if you do not know your rep’s name. Be sure to leave a phone number if prompted to leave a voicemail so the legislative aide can call you back.

Advance Your Career

Peruse hundreds of open positions in cities across the U.S. and/or post your resume online for greater national visibility, at no cost. When you check the ATS Career Center and Job Board, you also gain access to listings posted on the National Healthcare Career Network, of which ATS is a member, giving you broader reach to jobs in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. To learn more, visit the ATS Career Center.

ATS Foundation Recurring Giving: The Convenient Way to Make a Big Impact

Support for the ATS Foundation can take many forms; one of which is monthly giving. Debbie Drell is the senior director of volunteer services for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, and chair of the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable. Debbie finds monthly giving a convenient way to support research careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care: “I know that every month—I don’t even have to think about it—I am sending support for this Research Program that is bringing in new voice, new blood (pun intended), new energy, and new minds—the genius that we need to keep tapping into.” Learn more about recurring giving or become a Recurring Giver today!

Last Reviewed: October 2017