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There’s Still Time to Nominate a Colleague! Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, Award Call for Nominations

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


Asthma Modules Available Now!

Increase your knowledge about asthma and severe asthma and gain up to four CME credits!

The American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians have partnered to bring you a four-module online education program that spans proper diagnosis of asthma and severe asthma, patient communication strategies to increase treatment adherence and maintain control, evidence-based and case-based planning for diagnosis and treatment, and lastly, an overview of the current clinical trial data on the safety and efficacy of existing targeted therapies.

This educational activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and GlaxoSmithKline.

Learn more!


Upcoming COPD Webinar

COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and November is COPD awareness month.

Join us for the upcoming free webinar, “Spectrum of COPD Treatment: A Collaborative Discussion with a Family Physician, Pulmonologist, and Patients,” presented by the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians. This webinar will feature a collaborative discussion about COPD management, care coordination, and treatment with a family physician, pulmonologist, and patients.

This webinar is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

When: 12:30 p.m. –1:30 p.m. EST, Nov. 8, 2019
Where: Online. Register now!


ARDS Patient Education Day

Join us for a free patient education webinar on ARDS and critical illness recovery. The event is sponsored by the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable, the ARDS Foundation, and the Mayo Clinic ICU Recovery Program.

This patient education day will be held in conjunction with “ARDS Week at the ATS,”an educational activity designed to foster communications among clinicians, patients, and patient advocates on lung and airway disorders such as ARDS.

When: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. CST, Nov. 12, 2019
Where: Online. Register now!


Reminder: Call for Papers: AJRCCM Critical Care-Focused Special Issue

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) is now considering papers for an upcoming special issue focused on adult and pediatric critical care, encompassing basic science, translational medicine, clinical application/clinical trials, and epidemiological studies.

With an impact factor of 16.49, the AJRCCM is positioned to help raise awareness of the current progress and continuing needs for research in critical care. We invite you to submit your original contributions for consideration in this special, focused issue.

Submissions should conform to the AJRCCM’s formatting requirements, and should mention the special, critical care-focused issue at the top of the cover letter. Authors with questions should contact Marc Bendian at

Submit Now!

Deadline: Dec. 16, 2019