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LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT: ATS 2019 Call for Abstracts and Case Reports

TODAY is the last day 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.


Submit TODAY, Oct. 31, by 5 p.m. ET.
See complete submission guidelines.


DEADLINE APPROACHING: 2019 ATS Innovations in Fellowship Education – Accepting Abstracts

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) understands the importance of a fellowship training program that is designed to ensure academic and clinical success and lifelong learning. As such, the ATS is calling for all adult and pediatric fellowship training programs to submit an abstract showcasing innovative education done within their pulmonary, critical care, sleep or allergy training program.

The abstracts will be considered for the 2019 ATS Innovations in Fellowship Education (IFE) Program, and evaluated based on their innovation, transferability, sustainability, and outcomes, with an emphasis on innovation.

The deadline to submit Innovations in Fellowship Education abstracts is Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

For more information, contact Lauren Lynch, director of ATS Education Programs.


Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Week at the ATS

As part of "Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Week at the ATS" and in conjunction with PAR partner the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, the American Thoracic Society will host a webinar on Nov. 15 at 3pm EST entitled "Pulmonary Manifestations of TSC" . Nishant Gupta, MD, of the University of Cincinnati will present. Advance registration is recommended.

When: Nov. 15, 2018; 3 P.M. EST
Where: Online.


Journal Club Announcement

The ATS Assemblies on Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology and Critical Care are pleased to announce a joint Journal Club!

Rafia Zulfikar, MBBS, MD; of West Virginia University will present “Low-Dose Nocturnal Dexmedetomidine Prevents ICU Delirium: a Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial.” by Yoanna Skrobik, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), FCCM of McGill University.

Richard Schwab, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH; of the Yale University School of Medicine will speak on the panel as well. Anna M. May, MD, MS, of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center will moderate.

We invite your participation for this session and look forward to another insightful discussion.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018; 11:30 EST

Where: Online. Reserve your webinar seat today! Please use a landline phone or VoIP for the call.


Reminder: Upcoming Twitter Chat

Join the ATS and Dr. Sanjay Patel for a Twitter chat on the new guidelines surrounding weight management and obstructive sleep apnea.

When: Nov.5 at 5 P.M. EST
Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat