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Stat November 16, 2016

PR Journal Club

The Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation will hold a Journal Club today at noon ET on the topic of interval training and physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Discussants include: Heleen Demeyer, PT, MSc; Zafeiris Louvaris, PhD; Rafael Mesquita, PT, MSc; Rachael Evans, MBChB, MRCP(UK), PhD. Reserve your seat now!

Call for Papers Deadline Extended

The editors of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society are pleased to announce that a medical education issue will again be published in 2017. The editors welcome papers covering all aspects of biomedical education, including physician, scientist, nursing, and patient education, in the form of research articles, focused reviews, and perspectives. Topics may include development and retention of clinician-educators, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development, quality-improvement and patient-safety education, pedagogy, and other subjects of importance to clinician educators. For proposals or questions, contact AnnalsATS Guest Editor Henry Fessler, MD, at, or AnnalsATS Senior Deputy Editor Dean Schraufnagel, MD, at

The new deadline for submitting manuscripts though the online submission system, ScholarOne, is  Dec. 15. Cover letters must indicate the author’s desire to be considered for the Medical Education issue.

World Pneumonia Day Observed Nov. 12

Pneumonia is a complex disease affecting all ages. It is caused by a variety of pathogens, complicates other diseases, and has dire acute and long-term consequences. Worldwide, pneumonia represents the deadliest infectious disease — more than tuberculosis, AIDS, or malaria. It accounts for approximately 15 percent of all deaths in children under five years old and remains the leading cause of mortality in this age group. Pneumonia also increases the prevalence of subsequent chronic respiratory diseases in children. Half of non-immunocompromised adults with severe pneumonia are between 18 and 57 years of age. Older people are more likely to die from pneumonia than any other reason for hospital admission. Pneumonia is also a significant financial burden. Continued pneumonia research efforts are warranted, especially in the setting of alarming increases in antibiotic resistance. Learn more about our advocacy efforts with the Forum of International Respiratory Societies.

ATS President Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Sleep Foundation recognized ATS President David Gozal, MD, MBA, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its Annual Award Dinner Nov. 4, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gozal is the Herbert T. Abelson professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Before joining the University of Chicago in 2009, Dr. Gozal established the Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Louisville, and had also taught at Tulane University, University of California Los Angeles, and University of Southern California. Early in his career, Dr. Gozal helped to develop rural health care networks in Cameroon, West Africa, and was honored as a “Knight of the Order of Merit” of Cameroon.

Last Reviewed: October 2017