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CME/MOC Now Available!

Visit the ATS Store today to access new CME/MOC webcast packages! Each package includes an enduring material CME activity worth MOC points and CME credits. Learners participate in this activity by viewing the course webcast, passing an MOC exam, and completing a CME evaluation. All elements of this activity are available on-demand and accessed online via your account in the ATS Store and ATS Exam websites.
Earn credit in:

  • Critical Care Core I and II
  • Pulmonary Core I and II
  • Sleep Core I and II
  • Pediatrics Core I, II, III, IV

ATS Members receive a 20 percent discount! Learn more.


Don’t Miss Out!

BEAR Cage 2021!

The ATS Drug Device Discovery and Development Committee invites you to apply to the 7th Annual BEAR Cage (Building Education to Advance Research) competition!

The top three applicants will pitch their research proposals to a panel of translational science experts representing academia, industry, and governmental sectors in front of a live webinar audience in April 2021, just ahead of the ATS 2021 International Conference.

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2021
Learn more and apply!


Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award

Since 2000, the ATS Membership Committee has presented the Elizabeth A. Rich, MD award to an outstanding woman in ATS who has made significant contributions in the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. The award is presented on behalf of Elizabeth A. Rich, MD in recognition of her dedication and contributions to the field of lung disease research, and her position as a role model and mentor.

Learn more and nominate a colleague!
Deadline: Nov. 24, 2020


Upcoming Events!

Industry Innovations

“A Potential Therapy for Rebalancing BMPR2: A New Direction in PAH”

When: 6:30 p.m. ET, Nov. 18, 2020

Sponsored by Acceleron.


“REPLACE (Riociguat rEplacing PDE-5i Therapy evaLuated Against Continued PDE-5i thErapy): A look at Phase IV Study Data”

When: 6:30 p.m. ET, Nov. 23, 2020

Sponsored by Bayer.

See all upcoming Industry Innovations events!


The ATS Lung Aging Research Working Group  and RCMB Assembly will host, “A Retreat of Lung Aging Group: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Lung Aging and Disease”

When: 1 p.m. ET, Nov. 20, 2020


2020 Women’s Forum

Join us for a panel discussion with ATS Leaders President-Elect Lynn Schnapp, MD, ATSF; Past President Polly Parsons, MD, ATSF; and Secretary-Treasurer Patricia Rivera MD, ATSF, and to recognize the 2020 recipient of the Elizabeth A. Rich Award Eileen Collins, PhD, RN and ATSF. 

When: 2 p.m. ET, Dec. 4, 2020


2020 Diversity Forum

Join us to hear ATS President Juan C.Celedón, MD, DrPH, ATSF; Neeta Thakur, MD; and Talmadge King, MD, present on several aspects of diversity at the ATS and in our field.

When: 2 p.m. ET, Dec. 11, 2020



ATS Recognizes World Pneumonia Day and World COPD Day 2020

Today, the ATS joins the Forum of International Respiratory Societies in (FIRS) in recognizing World COPD Day. COPD is currently the third leading cause of death globally and is 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.

Last week, on Nov. 12, the ATS and FIRS recognized World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is the single biggest infectious killer of adults and children – claiming the lives of 2.5 million, including 672,000 children, in 2019. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the danger of pneumonia particularly in adults, with almost 47 million cases globally and 1.2 million deaths to date.


COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network

Stay up-to-date with the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network (RLTN). The COVID-19 RLTN is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and brings together the latest clinical guidance, institutional protocols, clinical trials data, practice tools and resources from a variety of medical subspecialties around the world. See this week’s updates on Solid Organ Transplant/Immunosuppressive Medications , Cancer  and Vaccine Development, and view the European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society webinar on pulmonary rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients.

You can also view several new articles:

Listen now to the COVID-19 Podcast, “’Infodemic’ – Staying Ahead of Misinformation.”