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Deadlines Approaching!

AJRCCM Call for Papers
The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) is considering papers for an upcoming special issue focused on adult and pediatric critical care, encompassing basic science, translational medicine, clinical application/clinical trials, and epidemiological studies.

Submissions should conform to the AJRCCM’s formatting requirements, and should mention the special, critical care-focused issue at the top of the cover letter. Authors with questions should contact Marc Bendian at

Submit Now!

Deadline: Dec.16, 2019


2019 MOC Deadline

Visit the ATS Store to view the MOC packages for pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and pediatric specialties to help you stay certified and meet the ABIM MOC requirements by Dec. 31. MOC resources are free for ATS members.

As a reminder, physicians must earn 100 MOC points every five years and pass an assessment by the deadline. Not sure of your status? Go to the physician portal at


Happening Today! Journal Clubs

The Assembly on Pulmonary Infection and Tuberculosis (PI-TB) is pleased to announce its next Journal Club, discussing Direct interactions with influenza promote bacterial adherence during respiratory infections. Nature Microbiology, 4, 1328-1336 (2019) , presented by first author, Hannah Rowe, PhD, of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

You can also participate on Twitter by followingus @ATS_PI-TB and using the hashtag #flu, starting at the same time as the journal club and continuing for the next two days.

Please contact Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, or Chad Marion, DO, PhD, with any questions.

When: 3 p.m. ET, Dec. 11, 2019
Where: Online. Register now.


December ATS Research News Quarterly is Out!

The ATS Research News Quarterly is a new publication that features updates and announcements from all of the research programs that the ATS monitors, including the National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the VA Research program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The quarterly is a collaboration from the ATS Washington, D.C., office and the Research Advocacy Committee, chaired by Veena Antony, MD.

The December ATS Research News Quarterly includes timely features on vaping-related lung injuries and illnesses, including a commentary on the current state of both knowledge and research on vaping-product associated illnesses (EVALI), a report on a new tool to improve end-of-life communication and care, updates on NHLBI asthma initiatives and more!


Vote for Assembly Leadership

Don’t forget to cast your vote for your Assembly Leadership! Members of the Society's 14 Assemblies can vote for future Assembly leaders online.

The results will be announced at the Assemblies' respective membership meetings, which will be held during ATS 2020 in Philadelphia, Pa. Hotel. Meeting room locations will be listed in the 2020 Final Program.

Vote now!

Deadline to Vote: Feb. 6, 2020


Special Opportunities for Early Career Professionals Now Open

Student Scholars Program -a unique opportunity for a select group of motivated medical students, graduate students, and nursing students to attend ATS 2020. Learn more and apply now.

Resident Boot Camp - a two-day course for internal medicine and pediatric residents, as well as chief residents and hospitalists, who have matched into an adult or pediatric pulmonary and critical care fellowship program for July 2020. Learn more and apply now.

Fellows Track Symposium - This program provides fellows (adult and pediatric) who are enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited, U.S training program with an orientation to the sessions most relevant to them at ATS 2020. Learn more and apply now.

New Faculty Boot Camp - a two-day course specifically designed for trainees and early faculty members transitioning to academic positions in pulmonary, critical care, or sleep research and education. Learn more and apply now.

Deadline: Feb. 17, 2019