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Deadline Reminder: AJRCCM ATS 2019 Conference Issue

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) is planning a special issue to be distributed at the ATS 2019 International Conference, May 17–22, in Dallas, Texas.

The AJRCCM (impact factor: 15.24) welcomes submissions from our global respiratory community on respiratory medicine, critical care, and sleep disorders. While all original research will be considered, the editors are particularly seeking interventional clinical trials, as well as observational and translational studies, including real-world studies in respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine.


  • All submissions should conform to the AJRCCM's formatting requirements, as outlined in the Instructions for Contributors.
  • Be sure to mention the ATS Conference special issue in your online submission cover letter.

If you have any questions, please contact Marc Bendian.
Submissions for the special edition will also be considered for acceptance and publication in regular issues of AJRCCM.

Deadline:  Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019




Smoking Cessation in Resource Limited Settings

The Tobacco Action Committee (TAC) of the American Thoracic Society is presenting a live webinar on smoking cessation, “Smoking Cessation in Resource Limited Settings.” The webinar will include a talk presented by Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), as well as a Q&A segment. The event will be hosted by Webinar Chair of the ATS Tobacco Action Committee Farzad Moazed, MD, also of UCSF.

The American Thoracic Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

When: 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2019
Where: Online.



ATS 2019 Resident Boot Camp: Teacher Sign-Up

The 2019 Resident Boot Camp will be held in Dallas, Texas on Friday, May 17, 2019 and Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the beginning of the ATS 2019 International Conference. The course includes interactive large group sessions, small group workshops, and hands-on, experiential training with a low faculty-to-resident ratio.

Please review the sessions below and respond to our online survey by Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 if you would like to volunteer to teach. The Boot Camp will feature adult and pediatric tracks.

To sign up to teach at the 2019 Boot Camp, please complete a brief online survey.

Tobacco Twitter Chat

Join the ATS on Dec. 4, 2019 for the Twitter chat, “Tobacco and E-cigarettes: New Regulations and Marketing,” with Jon Samet, MD, and Frank Leone, MD.
Dr. Samet and Dr. Leone will discuss how e-cigarettes are currently marketed, particularly in light of the corrective statements published by the tobacco industry this year. Drs. Samet and Leone will also discuss the data from the CDC 2018 Youth Tobacco Survey which showed a 78 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school-aged children, as well as how pulmonary physicians can talk to their adult and pediatric patients  about e-cigarette use. 

When: 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat.


Reminder: ATS Membership Benefits

Membership in the American Thoracic Society is a great way to stay up to date on cutting-edge research, network, and find new research opportunities. Your membership in the American Thoracic Society also includes a variety of other benefits, which you can view in their entirety on the ATS website.

Some benefits even include discounts that apply to select office supplies and car rentals to help you plan your trip to Texas!