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Stat November 8, 2017

Inaugural Twitter Chat on LAM

The American Thoracic Society is thrilled to host its first Twitter chat 10 a.m. ET, Tuesday, Nov. 28. Tune in to discuss the new clinical practice guidelines on Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), scheduled for release Nov. 15 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Here’s how to participate:

You will need to have a Twitter account. Go to for a short video on how to join Twitter. Or go to for instructions on creating a Twitter account. A Twitter chat revolves around a hashtag. A hashtag is any word or phrase immediately preceded by the # symbol. When you click or tap on a hashtag, you’ll see other Tweets containing the same keyword or topic. The hashtag for the chat is #ATSchat. To participate in the ATS chat, you will need to follow the hashtag #ATSchat. There are several ways to do that:

1. In Twitter, search for #ATSchat in the search function. View the list by “latest” to get the most recent. Each time a new tweet is sent with the hashtag, it will appear in this list. You may need to click the “new tweets” button when it appears.

2. TweetChat ( Log in with your Twitter handle, enter the hashtag of the event, and TweetChat will pull up all the related messages so you can follow the conversation. It will automatically add the hashtag to your tweets, so you don’t have to remember to do it yourself.

Don’t be afraid to contribute and jump in! We will be glad to hear from you! Questions? Contact Stephanie Fulgione, ATS Social Media Manager at

New Research Fellowship in IPF

The ATS Foundation announces its new ATS Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Research Fellowship in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The fellowship will award $100,000 over two years. Currently there are few treatments and no cures for IPF. This research fellowship demonstrates an ongoing commitment by Boehringer Ingelheim and the ATS Foundation to support young investigators who will work to identify new treatments for patients. The application process is now open. The two-year funding period for the fellowship is December 2018 through November 2020. Learn more on the ATS Foundation website.

FTS Pillar Chair Position(s) Now Open

The Society is calling on all members interested in serving as a Course Pillar Chair for the prestigious ATS 2018 Fellows Track Symposium program! The ATS FTS program is a two-day educational course for adult and pediatric fellows in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine programs. It is held on the Friday and Saturday prior to the ATS International Conference. The 2018 incoming pillar chairs will work in conjunction with the Adult and Pediatric Track FTS Course Chairs Deborah Shure, MD, and James Chmiel, MD, MPH. For more information and to apply, click here. The deadline to submit your application is Nov. 30. Contact Liz Guzman with any questions.

Documents Collection

Official ATS Documents include clinical practice guidelines, policy statements, research statements, technical statements, and workshop reports, many of which are developed collaboratively with other professional societies. View the collection containing Official ATS Documents, published across all our journals, as well as their executive summaries.

CC Journal Club

Tune in at 11:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, Nov. 16 to the Journal Club Webinar, "Core Outcome Measures for Clinical Research in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors: An International Modified Delphi Consensus Study." View the AJRCCM abstract. This event is sponsored by the Assembly on Critical Care. Reserve your seat today.