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Happening Today! CORE Training Webinar Series

The ATS Core Training Webinar Series 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 today for “Formulating Your Five-Ten Year Plan,” which will discuss how to create your career roadmap. The webinar will show you how to effectively define your career goals and determine the steps to get there. Led by expert faculty, and with panelists ranging from fellows to professors, we'll discuss what this process looks like at different stages in a career.

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

Questions about the ATS Core Training Webinar can be sent to Lauren Lynch.


ATS Assembly Challenge Launching Dec. 3!

The annual ATS Assembly challenge will launch on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019! Each assembly will have until Dec. 31, 2019 to show their assembly pride by donating to the ATS Foundation. At the end of the challenge, three assemblies will be named winners:

  • The assembly who raises the highest dollar amount.
  • The assembly with the highest member participation rate.
  • The assembly with most first-time donors.

Can your assembly raise more than reigning champions, Allergy Immunology and Inflammation? Or present a more united front than the Nursing Assembly, who had the highest percentage of donors last year? Will your assembly introduce the Foundation to newer members, and beat Respiratory and Cellular Microbiology for first-time donors?

No matter which core ATS mission-related programs inspires you, any gifts made to the ATS Foundation between Dec. 3 and Dec. 31 count toward your Assembly Challenge progress!

Learn more and mark your calendars!


Last Chance to Nominate a Colleague for the Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, Award

This is the last chance to submit nominations 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


Today is World COPD Day

COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and November is COPD awareness month. The ATS offers many clinical resources that can be of assistance in speaking to patients about COPD, as well as COPD treatment options like pulmonary rehabilitation.

To learn more about COPD, you can also download a recent webinar, “Spectrum of COPD Treatment: A Collaborative Discussion with a Family Physician, Pulmonologist, and Patients,” presented by the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians. This webinar features a collaborative discussion about COPD management, care coordination, and treatment with a family physician, pulmonologist, and patients.

This webinar is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Upcoming Journal Clubs

Assemblies on Clinical Problems and Respiratory Structure and Function are pleased to announce their next Journal Club, presenting the article, "Safety and Adverse Events after Targeted Lung Denervation for Symptomatic Moderate to Severe COPD (AIRFLOW): A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial,”AJRCCM. E-published Aug. 12, 2019.

When: 10 a.m. ET, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Where: Online. Register now!

The ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation announces the next edition of its journal club presenting, “Multidisciplinary home-based rehabilitation in inoperable lung cancer: a randomised controlled trial.” This paper was recently published by Thorax.

When: 4 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
Where: Online. Register now!