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ATS Assembly Challenge - Donate Now!

You have until Dec. 31, 2019 to show your 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, which had the highest percentage of donors last year? Will your assembly introduce the Foundation to newer members, and beat RCMB 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!



ATS 2020 BEAR Cage

Early career investigators! Want to win up to $10,000? Submit your unique, translational research proposals to the 6th Annual BEAR (Building Education to Advance Research) Cage Competition for a chance to win at ATS 2020 in Philadelphia. Past BEAR Cage winners and finalists have gained a lot of exposure for their emerging research — some have published their findings in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), along with other publications. BEAR Cage alumni have also given talks at the NIH to share their ideas, were chosen to give Sunrise Seminars at the ATS International Conference, have been selected to serve on ATS Committees, and have won awards.

You could be one of our next distinguished BEAR Cage Alumni!

Enter the BEAR Cage now for a chance to present your findings to a panel of experts at ATS 2020.

For any questions about the BEAR Cage, please contact


Call for Papers: ATS Scholar

The ATS is pleased to announce the debut of ATS Scholar, our fourth journal, led by Nitin Seam, MD, the new editor-in-chief. ATS Scholar is an online, open-access, education-themed journal, and we are soliciting original research articles, reviews, perspectives, videos, and other high-quality submissions in the following areas:

  • Career Development and Leadership Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Culture and Environment of Learning
  • Curricular Innovations
  • Education Technology
  • How to Teach Clinical Topics
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Patient Education
  • Procedural Training
  • Simulation
  • Quality Improvement and Implementation
  • Teaching Skills

Please submit manuscripts to:

Feel free to email Dr. Seam with questions about potential submissions.



Happening Today!

Join the members of the ATS Training Committee today for  “Choosing Your Omics,” a webinar focused on genomics, and how the data are generated, analyzed, and shared, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of this global approach.

When: 12 p.m., ET, Dec. 4, 2019
Where: Online. Register now!

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


Join the ATS and CHEST for a one-hour webinar sharing key information with members about the final Medicare rules for calendar year 2020, covering important payment and regulatory changes in the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment rules for calendar year 2020. Specific topics will include changes to E/M services and new codes, and there will be discussion regarding services under RUC review.

When: 3-4 p.m., ET, Dec. 4, 2019
Where: Online. Register for the webinar now.



Upcoming Twitter Chat – Sleep Medicine

Join the MITT Committee for a Twitter chat on career opportunities in sleep medicine.

When: 8 p.m. ET, Dec. 9, 2019
Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat