2017 Conference Preview

May 4

  • Know Before You GoGetting ready for ATS 2017 involves more than packing a suitcase, remembering your phone charger, and finding someone to feed the cat. Make the most of your conference experience by learning about the resources the ATS offers to attendees. More
  • Take Advantage of New TechnologyYou will be able to improve your experience at the ATS 2017 International Conference through the use of new technologies. These include new functionalities on the conference app, use of beacon technology to facilitate attendee traffic flows and session attendance, and a web-based audience response system that will make sessions more interactive. More
  • Earn MOC Points During ATS 2017The Maintenance of Certification process has changed since last year, but you will still be able to earn up to 46.5 American Board of Internal Medicine MOC points during the ATS 2017 International Conference. More
  • Save the Date: Rally at the CapitolAll ATS 2017 attendees are invited to participate in a rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 23. Participants will advocate for lung disease research and other essential issues to improve patient care. More
  • Early Career Professionals Focus of Education, Networking OfferingsATS 2017 offers a variety of educational and networking opportunities for early career professionals. The ATS is committed to helping early career professionals—graduate and medical students, medical residents, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty—pursue successful careers in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. More
  • Nobel Laureate to Speak at Opening CeremonyThe winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics, James J. Heckman, PhD, will speak at the ATS 2017 International Conference Opening Ceremony. Prof. Heckman shared the prestigious award for his work on the microeconometrics of diversity and heterogeneity, and for establishing a sound causal basis for public policy evaluation. More
  • ATS Foundation Benefit to Honor David CenterDavid M. Center, MD, will receive the Breathing for Life Award, the highest award of the ATS Foundation, at the Ninth Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit Saturday evening, May 20. More
  • Non-CME Symposia Offer Learning OpportunitiesThe ATS encourages ATS 2017 International Conference attendees to participate in any of several Non-CME Symposia Sunday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 23. More
  • Lunch and LearnThe learning continues at ATS 2017 through lunch with Industry Theaters and Mini Industry Theaters on Sunday, May 21; Monday, May 22; and Tuesday, May 23, in the Exhibit Hall. More
  • Workshops Offer Hands-On ExperienceGet hands-on education and skill-building expertise in these valuable 90-minute learning opportunities with medical device companies and manufacturers. Practical Workshops are available from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, Monday, May 22, and Tuesday May 23, in booth 2121 in the Exhibit Hall. More
  • Join Burst Sessions in Guru BarsNew to the ATS International Conference are Guru Bars, which are designed to offer participants quick-burst learning opportunities. Each Guru Bar seats 25 participants to create a dynamic, intimate group with lots of interaction. More
  • Learn about NIH Government Programs, FundingThe ATS International Conference is introducing the NIH Theater, presenting government-focused sessions that are a great educational opportunity for attendees looking for insight from the National Institutes of Health. Choose from a variety of topics that focus on global health care and how to obtain government funding for research and clinical trials. More

April 20

  • Learn, Network in the Exhibit Hall at the ATS 2017 International ConferenceThe Exhibit Hall is your destination for the latest information on disease trends, National Institutes of Health grant requirements, and clinical trials opportunities, with events for networking and enjoyment sprinkled in. More
  • PAR to Connect Patients With PhysiciansThe popular ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Meet-the-Experts patient education forum, a free event for patients and their families, will take place Saturday, May 20. More
  • Register for ATS 2017 by May 18 and SaveThe ATS 2017 International Conference is May 19-24 in Washington, DC. Register by May 18 and save up to $100*. More
  • BEAR Cage to Showcase New Research ProposalsThree early career investigators will be in the spotlight during the ATS BEAR Cage as they pitch their innovative research proposals to a panel of translational science experts representing academia, industry, and governmental sectors, and compete for the grand prize before a live audience. More
  • News You Can Use at the ATS CenterThe new ATS Center was such a hit last year that it is back this year. Here, you can learn about the Society’s activities and participation where you live on an interactive global map. You can also learn about grant opportunities through the ATS Foundation Research Program and other programs. More
  • Expand Your Network of ColleaguesThe ATS 2017 International Conference offers stellar education programming, but equally important: it provides outstanding networking opportunities. More
  • Patient Groups Shine Light on Lung DiseasesPatient-interest organizations provide hope and help to patients and their families while driving awareness and research. Visit these booths in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about their work and the resources they can offer your patients. More
  • New Technologies Key in Pulmonary TreatmentsInnovations in pulmonary imaging and surgical techniques, as well as a new mobile application for improving the management of anticoagulant medications will be on display in the Exhibit Hall at ATS 2017. More
  • Visit the ATS Exhibit Hall OnlineFind your way around the ATS 2017 Exhibit Hall using the Online Exhibitor Directory at ats17.mapyourshow.com.

  • Strike a PoseThere’s another reason to smile at the International Conference. The ATS is providing free, professional headshots in the Exhibit Hall. You don’t need to make an appointment, and your photo will be sent to you via email two weeks after the conference. The photographs are free for all attendees. Simply smile, snap, and check your email for the photo after returning home. More

March 16

  • Register for ATS 2017 by March 22 and SaveRegister now and save on your registration fee. You can save $160* off the cost of a full member registration on site by registering before Wednesday, March 22. By registering now, you also can secure your reservations to ticketed events, purchase tickets for the Ninth Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit, and select your hotel accommodations. More
  • Government Speakers, Nobel Laureate Add to Conference LusterThe ATS 2017 International Conference will take advantage of its Washington, DC, venue by featuring several speakers from the U.S. government. These speakers will continue the ATS’s commitment to bringing diverse perspectives to the International Conference that often cast pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine in a broader science, health, and societal context. More
  • Conference Offers Variety of Important Education OpportunitiesThe ATS 2017 International Conference features a wealth of sessions to advance your career and, ultimately, improve patient care. Here are important symposia, basic science core sessions, and postgraduate courses that will be presented during the conference. More
  • Build Your Conference Itinerary OnlineThe ATS 2017 International Conference is a complex event with hundreds of education sessions offering valuable information. To help organize your plans at the conference, search sessions and exhibitors by topic. More
  • DC Is Home to Many Historical Medical SitesThe Washington, DC, area is the capital of medical and health care institutions with numerous federal agencies and research facilities. Many of these institutions sprang from modest establishments that were created during the Civil War, when the DC area included as many as 85 hospitals tending wounded soldiers. More
  • Opportunities Abound for Early Career ProfessionalsThe ATS is committed to helping early career professionals—graduate and medical students, medical residents, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty—pursue successful careers in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Several sessions, networking opportunities, and resources have been developed to make the experience at the ATS 2017 International Conference more rewarding and educational for all early career professionals. More
  • Earn MOC Points, CME CreditsThe American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics have changed how Maintenance of Certification points can be awarded. Now MOC points are equivalent to the number of CME credits. ATS 2017 attendees can still earn at least as many MOC points as in past years. More
  • David M. Center, MD, to Receive ATS Foundation Breathing for Life AwardDavid M. Center, MD, will be honored with the Breathing for Life Award at the Ninth Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit Saturday evening, May 20. Dr. Center is the Gordon and Ruth Snider Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and associate provost for translational research at Boston University, where he has served as chief of pulmonary medicine for 30 years. More