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ATS 2020 Early Registration is Now Open!

We are excited to announce that Early Registration is now open for the ATS 2020 International Conference, May 15–20, in Philadelphia!

As an ATS member, you receive the greatest savings on Early Registration, and due to several graduations, hotels in Philadelphia are in high demand. Register now to take advantage of savings and to lock in a hotel!
The ATS is working hard to be an environmentally responsible global citizen, and we’re looking forward to continuing our efforts at ATS 2020. When you register, you’ll also have the option to offset the carbon emissions on your travel. Learn more about our greening efforts.

Register now!


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Groundbreaking Research for ATS 2020

The American Thoracic Society is now accepting late-breaking scientific abstracts for the ATS 2020 International Conference, May 15–20, in Philadelphia!  

 We are seeking recent, groundbreaking research advanced with major impact to the fields of pulmonary, critical care, or sleep medicine. Abstracts can report on any of the following:

  • Basic, translational, and clinical science research.
  • Epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, and psychosocial investigations.
  • Education and quality improvement projects.

It is anticipated that fewer than 50 percent of the late-breaking abstracts submitted will be accepted. Please note that case reports and research previously submitted in October 2019 will not be accepted. See complete submission details and guidelines.
Submit now!

Deadline: Jan. 29, 2019



Assembly Apprenticeship Programs Accepting Applications!

The ATS Assembly Apprenticeship Programs are designed to provide early career assembly members with an opportunity to get a "behind the scenes" look at the operations of the Planning and Program Committees. Under the mentorship of a committee member, apprentices will develop skills for evaluation of abstracts, and the development of committee projects, and may even be able to graduate into full Committee membership in the year following apprenticeship.

Currently, 12 ATS Assemblies are offering Apprenticeship Programs:

Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation (AII)
Behavioral Science and Health Services Research (BSHSR)
Clinical Problems (CP)
Critical Care (CC)
Environmental, Occupational and Population Health (EOPH)
Nursing (NUR)
Pediatrics (PEDS)
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR)
Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis (PI-TB)
Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology (RCMB)
Respiratory Structure and Function (RSF) 
Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology (SRN)

For more information contact Nicole Feijoo, Assembly Programs Coordinator.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020.



Reminder! 2019 MOC Deadline Approaching

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



Deadline Approaching! ATS Assembly Challenge

Each assembly has just until Dec. 31, 2019 to show their 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, who 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!