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One Week Left! Submit Your Nominations for Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, Award

For more than two decades, the Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, Award has been presented to an outstanding woman in the American Thoracic Society who has made significant contributions in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 recipient! The recipient will be recognized at the Women’s Forum at the ATS 2022 International Conference, at which she will be invited to speak.

Nominate a colleague today!

Deadline: Nov. 24, 2021


ATS Recognizes World COPD Day

World COPD Day is recognized annually on Nov. 17, 2021, and is an annual global initiative run by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member. The goal of World COPD Day is to raise awareness and present new knowledge and therapeutic strategies for COPD worldwide.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a preventable and treatable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and cough. There are 300 million current cases of COPD in the world, and it is currently the third leading cause of death globally and highly prevalent in low resource countries. Exposure to tobacco smoke and other inhaled toxic particles and gases are the main risk factors for COPD, although recent research has identified that suboptimal lung growth before and after birth can also increase the risk of COPD later in life.

Read more!


New! ATS Clinical Practice Guideline

This week, “Use of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide to Guide the Treatment of Asthma: An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline” was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Clinical Care Medicine.

Official ATS Documents include clinical practice guidelines, policy statements, research statements, technical standards, and workshop reports, many of which are developed collaboratively with other professional societies. Clinical practice guidelines make recommendations for patient care. The recommendations are based upon a systematic review or pragmatic evidence synthesis, and then formulated and graded using the GRADE approach.

Read our new guideline, and see guideline implementation tools here!


Upcoming Events

Industry Innovations, “Advances in Single-Use Bronchoscopy Across Sites of Care”

Join us to discuss the advancements of single-use bronchoscopy and their clinical application across various patient profiles and sites of service in the hospital.

When: 6:30 p.m. ET, today, Nov. 17, 2021
Register now.

Sponsored by Boston Scientific.


Industry Innovations, “Managing COVID-19 in Hospitalized Patients: Current Treatment Landscape”

Key data from pivotal clinical trials, including time to recovery, mortality, and safety, will be discussed, providing the evidence base for their use in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

When: 6:30 p.m. ET, Nov. 30, 2021
Register now.

Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company





Innovations in Fellowship Education

The ATS is calling for all adult and pediatric fellowship training programs to submit abstracts showcasing innovative education work done within their pulmonary, critical care, sleep, or allergy training programs for consideration for the 2022 ATS Innovations in Fellowship Education Program. We are particularly interested in fellowship innovations addressing racial/ethnic disparities or improving diversity, equity, or inclusion.

Learn more!

Deadline: Dec. 17, 2021