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Stat Dec. 5, 2018

Early Career Opportunities: 2019 Applications Now Accepted!

Resident Boot Camp is a two-day course for third- and fourth-year internal medicine and pediatric residents, as well as chief residents and hospitalists, who have matched into a pulmonary and critical care fellowship program for July 2019.

The Fellows Track Symposium provides pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine fellows enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited, U.S. training program with the sessions most relevant to them at ATS 2019. Participants will engage in a variety of faculty presentations throughout the two-day course, as well as a dinner symposium.

The  2019 Student Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for a select group of 50-75 medical students, graduate students, and nursing students to attend ATS 2019. Students will benefit from one-on-one mentoring, and will be exposed to cuttingedge science, professional education, and focused career development.

Please contact Elizabeth Guzman, manager, Education Projects and Junior Professionals, with questions about the above opportunities. The deadline for all applications is Feb. 15, 2019.


Free Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Seminar at UC San Diego

There will be a free Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Seminar on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the University of California San Diego!

Co-sponsored by the American Thoracic Society, the Alpha-1 Foundation, and UC San Diego Health Services, and held in conjunction with the “Alpha-1 Week at the ATS” program, this educational activity is designed to foster communications among clinicians, patients, and patient advocates on lung and airway disorders, such as Alpha-1 and COPD.

When: 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. PT, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Where: UC San Diego Health - La Jolla, East Campus Office Building (ECOB)

Complimentary Parking at the ECOB parking lot, only.


Tobacco Twitter Chat Reminder

Join the ATS for the Twitter chat, “Tobacco and E-cigarettes: New Regulations and Marketing,” with Jon Samet, MD, and Frank Leone, MD.

Drs. Samet and Leone will discuss how e-cigarettes are currently marketed, particularly in light of the corrective statements published by the tobacco industry last year. They 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.


2019 BEAR Cage Competition

Are you an early career investigator? Submit your innovative translational research proposals to the 5th Annual BEAR (Building Education to Advance Research) Cage Competition for a chance to win $5,000 at ATS 2019 in Dallas!

The ATS BEAR Cage Competition provides three selected finalists the chance to pitch their exciting new ideas to a panel of industry and academia experts in a competitive live forum.

Developed by the ATS Drug Device Discovery and Development (DDDD) Committee to facilitate new opportunities for the next generation of researchers, all finalists receive distance mentorship from the DDDD Committee over the ensuing year to further develop their projects!

Deadline to apply: Jan. 4, 2019

Apply today!


Member Hardship Relief
Members of the American Thoracic Society whose lives and livelihoods have been severely affected by the devastating effects of recent earthquakes, fires, or other natural disasters are eligible to apply to the Membership Hardship Relief Program, which provides assistance to active members by maintaining their membership and receipt of the ATS journals for one year at no cost. If you are in an area declared as disaster-stricken and would like to participate, please complete a brief form and submit it by email to, or mail it to:

ATS Concierge
American Thoracic Society
25 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004