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One Month Left! Call for Papers: AJRCCM Critical Care-Focused Special Issue

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) is 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


World Pneumonia Day

Yesterday, in support of World Pneumonia Day, held annually on Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a member, called for an end to preventable pneumonia deaths, ensuring equitable access to interventions for prevention and control of pneumonia.

Every minute, two children die from pneumonia, representing 16 percent of childhood deaths globally.  Eighty percent of deaths are in children under two years old. Almost all deaths are in low and middle-income countries. Pneumonia is also a common cause of death or illness in the elderly, being the single most common cause of death from infectious disease.

Read the full press release to learn about strategies to prevent and treat pneumonia. View ATS Patient Information Resources about pneumonia, including a pneumonia fact sheet.


CORE Training Webinar Series

The ATS Core Training Webinar was developed by members of the ATS Training Committee, and is intended for all trainees in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, including medical students, graduate students, residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows.

Join us for “Formulating Your Five-Ten Ye ar Plan,” next week, which will focus on how to create your career roadmap, why and how to effectively define career goals, and how to determine the steps you need to take to get there. With expert faculty and panelists ranging from fellow to professor, learn what this process looks like at difference stages of your career.

When: 12 p.m. ET, Nov. 20, 2019
Where: Online. Register now!

Also, stay tuned next month for “Choosing Your Omics,” which will be held on Dec. 4. This webinar will focus on genomics, and how the data are generated, analyzed and shared, as well as its strengths and weaknesses. Questions about the ATS Core Training Webinar can be sent to Lauren Lynch.



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

Less than two weeks left to nominate a colleague 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


Call for Papers: ATS Scholar

The ATS is pleased to announce the debut of ATS Scholar, its fourth journal, led by Nitin Seam, MD, the new editor-in-chief. ATS Scholar is an online, open-access, education-themed journal, and we are soliciting original research articles, reviews, perspectives, videos, and other high-quality submissions in the following areas:

  • Career Development and Leadership Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Culture and Environment of Learning
  • Curricular Innovations
  • Education Technology
  • How to Teach Clinical Topics
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Patient Education
  • Procedural Training
  • Simulation
  • Quality Improvement and Implementation
  • Teaching Skills

Please submit manuscripts to:

Feel free to email Dr. Seam at with questions about potential submissions.