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Stat November 30, 2016

World AIDS Day 2016

In recognition of World AIDS Day, held annually on Dec. 1 each year since 1988, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies is calling on governments, health advocates, and non-government organizations to strengthen their response to HIV/AIDS. In 2015, AIDS claimed 1.1 million lives. Globally, AIDS has led to a resurgence of TB in many low- and middle-income countries. It is estimated that people who are infected with HIV are 26 to 31 times more likely to become sick with TB, which is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. Read the press release hereDownload the fact sheet.

Deadline Approaching: BEAR Cage & Your Chance to Win $5,000

The ATS Drug Device Discovery and Development (DDDD) Committee is excited to announce the launch of the 3rd Annual BEAR Cage (Building Education to Advance Research) competition at the ATS 2017 International Conference in Washington, DC. The BEAR Cage was developed to promote productive discussion of innovative research ideas in the setting of a fun, yet competitive, forum promoting opportunities for collaboration and mentorship. Early career investigators are invited to submit their research proposals to the BEAR Cage competition by Dec. 16. Learn more and apply today!

TO & CP Journal Club

The Assemblies on Thoracic Oncology and Clinical Problems are jointly sponsoring a Journal Club at 3 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 15 titled, “Effect of Endobronchial Coils vs Usual Care on Exercise Tolerance in Patients with Severe Emphysema: The RENEW Randomized Controlled Trial” (JAMA. 2016;315(20):2178-2189).

Discussants include: Christopher Mallow, MD; Frank Sciurba, MD, FCCP; Charlie Strange, MD; Momen Wahidi, MD; Ravi Kalhan, MD; Peter Terry, MD; M. Bradley Drummond, MD, MHS; and Lonny Yarmus, DO, FCCP. Click here to reserve your seat.

Podcast Release: Work/Life Balance, Stress and Anxiety

Tune in to our first podcast in the series of Work/Life Balance in Academia titled, “Stress and Anxiety,” hosted by the Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly, with Eleshia Morrison, PhD, and guest speaker Jae Ellard, MA, author and expert in behaviors that cause imbalance, disengagement, and distraction.

Endorsed Course: Bellevue-NYU

On Jan. 17, 2017, join “A Celebration of Cardiopulmonary Physiology from the Nobel Prize to the Modern Era” commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to André Cournand, MD, Dickinson Richards, MD, and Werner Forssmann, MD. The event will take place at Bellevue Hospital/NYU School of Medicine (Farkas Auditorium). The symposium will celebrate the growth, development, and evolution of cardiopulmonary physiology in medicine. Download detailed program information. For inquires and registration, email: Marla Hymes at This meeting is endorsed by the American Thoracic Society.

Last Reviewed: October 2017