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‘Tis the Season of Giving

You care about patients. You care about our profession. And you care about research -- because you know that’s vital to both.

Unfortunately, our profession’s ability to develop new treatments is increasingly threatened.  

Research funding has dwindled. Between 2003 and 2020, the National Institutes of Health budget shrank more than 20 percent, resulting in 3,100 fewer grants each year.

Then, the pandemic arrived. 

COVID-19 profoundly disrupted respiratory research. With personnel diverted, labs and clinics closed, and funding channeled elsewhere, young scientists are challenged to obtain grants and sustain their research. Discouraged, some scientists are leaving the field or not entering at all.  

ATS is determined to ramp up support for emerging young scientists. We will help hone their talents. We will fund their early studies. We will help them win major grants. We will celebrate their breakthroughs. 

“We,” of course are … you. 

Donate today!


Applications Now Accepted

Philip Hopewell Prize for Global Respiratory Health Research

The Philip Hopewell Prize for Global Respiratory Health Research is an ATS global research award in recognition of Dr. Philip Hopewell and his exceptional service to patients and the medical research community worldwide.

Mid-career investigators in low- and middle-income countries will be recognized for their clinical and research commitment, including published research in peer-reviewed journals and commitment to global health policy.

Learn more and apply!
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2022


ATS Research Program Grants

The ATS is accepting full applications for the following grants:

  • ATS/4DMedical Research Grant in Asthma using X-ray Velocimetry (XV) Lung Ventilation Analysis Software (LVAS)
  • ATS/4DMedical Research Grant in IPF using X-ray Velocimetry (XV) Lung Ventilation Analysis Software (LVAS) 
  • ATS/Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant
  • ATS/Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Grant in Nasal High Flow

Learn more and apply.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, Jan. 11, 2022


ATS 2022 BEAR Cage Competition!

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

Learn more, and see where one of our past winners is today!

Deadline: Feb.28, 2022


Upcoming Events

World AIDS Day
Today, the ATS recognizes World AIDS Day. Read more!

Industry Innovations

  • “Understanding the Role TSLP Plays Across Several Asthma Patients: Interactive Case Discussion Webinar

There’s a new way to think about asthma, and it starts at the top of the inflammatory cascade. Join us Dec. 6, 2021, 12 p.m. ET for an interactive, case-based discussion featuring two expert faculty.  During this program, the faculty presenters will explore the role of a key epithelial cytokine, thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), in driving inflammation across several asthma phenotypes. 

When: 12 p.m. ET, Dec. 6, 2021
Register now.

Sponsored by Amgen/AstraZeneca. 

  • “REPLACE: (Riociguat rEplacing PDE-5i therapy evaLuated Against Continued PDE-5i thErapy): A Look at Phase IV Study Data**”

This virtual learning session will review the clinical data from a recent Phase IV study.

When: 12 p.m. ET, Dec. 13, 2021
Register now.

Sponsored by Bayer Healthcare.


Scientific & Mini Symposia 2021 Program

  • EOPH MS, “Emerging Science in Tobacco Product Exposures”

When: 4 p.m. ET, Dec. 2, 2021
Register now.  

  • EOPH MS, “Up in Flames- Implications of Biomass Exposures”

When: 4 p.m. ET, Dec. 9, 2021
Register now.


Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA)

Join ATS member Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MAEd, for a Reddit AMA addressing questions about COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations!

When: 1 p.m. ET, Dec. 7, 2021
Where: Reddit, subreddit r/coronavirus


PINE Webinar Series, “HIV”

Join us for the next webinar in the “Pulmonary Infection Network of Experts” (PINE) series, which seeks to highlight a different pulmonary infection each month. 

When: 4 p.m. ET, Dec. 8, 2021
Register now.


PEDS Assembly Townhall Meeting:  COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

When: 10 a.m. ET, Dec. 2, 2021
Register now.


Upcoming Journal Clubs

  • Join the Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation for, “Six-Week Behaviour Change Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial.”

When: 4 p.m. ET, today, Dec. 1, 2021
Register now.

  • Join the Assembly on Critical Care for, “Identification of persistent and resolving subphenotypes of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure in two independent cohorts”

When: 12 p.m. ET, Dec. 10, 2021
Register now.

  • Join the Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation for, “"Empagliflozin in Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction”

When: 12 p.m. ET, Dec.17, 2021
Register now.                          

  • Join the Assembly on Clinical Problems for, ““Family History of Pulmonary Fibrosis Predicts Worse Survival in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease”

When: 2 p.m. ET, Dec. 22, 2021
Register now.


Helping the World to Breathe

The American Thoracic Society has premiered a docuseries about the Society’s commitment to advancing global respiratory health through multidisciplinary collaboration, education, and advocacy!

The docuseries, Helping the World to Breathe, draws awareness to innovative, multidisciplinary partnerships and advanced technology to develop treatments for patients with lung disease. The 16-episode series features some of the leading respiratory health specialists throughout the world discussing how bringing together subspecialties with diverse perspectives and tailored rigorous clinical training help to shape a culture of collaboration, which in turn may improve access to care and reduce long standing health inequalities.

Learn more and watch now!


ATS Members Get 20 Percent Off! Visit the ATS Store    

Visit the new ATS Store! In addition to new pulmonary, pediatrics, sleep, critical care, and general interest products, you'll also find:

  • 39 of the most popular sessions from the ATS 2021 International Conference.
  • 5 Postgraduate Courses.
  • Management Procedure Manual.
  • The ATS Critical Care Board Review Question Book!

Purchase 5 sessions and receive a 15 percent discount.
Visit the ATS CME/MOC site before the end of the year to get your Accreditation points. Clinicians outside the U.S. can also earn Accreditation points.




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