2019 Conference Preview

May 11

  • Nguyen Thi Ly, 9, who suffers from Agent Orange disabilities, in her home in Ngu Hanh Son district of Da Nang, Vietnam. Kashi Focuses on Health CrisesA sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of Ed Kashi’s work. As a photojournalist, he uses graphic and ultimately revealing images to change people’s minds on topics from climate change to the global epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers. More
  • Keynote SeriesTimely topics and cutting-edge research presented by dynamic and diverse speakers. More
  • Do It All in the Exhibit HallThe Exhibit Hall is the place for hands-on demonstrations, innovations, networking, and more. More

April 13

  • Find Your Focus in the Exhibit HallMore than 200 exhibitors will showcase the best in cutting-edge technology and scientific advancements in patient care at this year’s International Conference. How do you find the ones most relevant to your specialty? More
  • Exploring Innovative TechnologyYou’ll find the best cutting-edge technology and scientific advancements in patient care all in one location: the ATS 2019 Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall is the place where new products launch. It’s where you can view demonstrations of the latest, most innovative products and services for pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. More
  • Save Big: Register by May 16There is still time to capture some savings on your ATS 2019 International Conference fees. If you register by May 16, you’ll save $125* compared to the cost of a full member registration on site. More
  • Hands-On and Interactive LearningExtend your learning process with ATS 2019’s interactive, hands-on demonstrations, virtual reality experiences, and a variety of Industry Theaters, Practical Workshops, and Guru Bar presentations in the Exhibit Hall. More
  • Keynote Speakers Offer Unique PerspectiveArtificial intelligence, data sharing, inclusiveness in medicine, and decision-making are a few of the themes you can expect from ATS 2019 keynote speakers. This diverse group of speakers will present cutting-edge research and their own perspectives on a variety of topics.  More
  • Online Exhibit Hall Makes Planning EasyPlan ahead to make the most of your time in the Exhibit Hall. Use the Online Exhibitor Directory to find exhibitors you’d like to see and to expertly navigate the Exhibit Hall. More
  • Take Part in the Global NetworkThere are many formal and informal ways to expand your network at the ATS 2019 International Conference. Consider adding these events to your itinerary. More
  • Who Will Win the 2019 BEAR Cage Competition?Which of these early career investigators will walk away with $10,000? With eyes on the prize, the three finalists will compete in a Shark Tank-style presentation to determine the winner during the ATS BEAR Cage Competition. More
  • PAR Meet the Experts: Taking ChargeThe ATS PAT will host its 13thannual Meet-the-Experts patient-family forum during ATS 2019. The event gives patients the opportunity to learn from and speak with leading physicians, researchers, and community organizers about specific lung disease topics. More
  • PAR Offers Resources, NetworkingATS 2019 attendees will be able to talk to patients and patient advocates at 14 Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) booths.  More
  • Discover Your ATS at the ATS CenterThe Exhibit Hall is full of new and exciting things to discover, including the ATS Center. Don’t skip this valuable resource. More
  • Put Your Best Face ForwardHow you present yourself, even virtually—maybe especially virtually—says so much about you. Your headshot is your introduction and your first impression. Put your professional image in the hands of, well, professionals. More

March 9

  • Don’t Miss the Best in Specialty Research and EducationBig things happen in Dallas, and the ATS 2019 International Conference is no exception. At ATS 2019, you’ll hear from world-renowned clinicians and scientists who will bring you cutting-edge research and share the latest scientific findings in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. More
  • Register by March 13 to Save BigThey say everything is bigger in Texas—including your early bird discount for the American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference, May 17-22, in Dallas. If you register by March 13, you’ll be rewarded with the lowest rate for the conference—a savings of $185* off the cost of a full member registration onsite. Registering now has other benefits as well. You can secure your reservations to ticketed events, purchase tickets for the annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit, and select your hotel accommodations. More
  • Mary E. Klotman, MD Keynote Speakers, Lecturers Bring Big ScienceBig data, data sharing, and decision-making are just a few of the themes you can expect from keynote speakers and lecturers at the ATS 2019 International Conference. These renowned speakers with diverse backgrounds will present cutting-edge research on a variety of timely topics hand-selected for the pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine community. More
  • ATS 2019: Apex of a Global ConversationThe ATS 2019 truly is an international conference. About 40 percent of the attendees will travel to Dallas from nearly 100 countries. Many of those attendees will be chairing events, and many more will be presenting their research. In fact, more than 1,900 abstracts will be presented by international researchers. More
  • Sharon Rounds, MD Rounds Honored With Breathing for Life AwardSharon Rounds, MD, will be presented with the Breathing for Life Award at the annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit on Saturday, May 18. Dr. Rounds is professor of medicine and of pathology and laboratory medicine at Brown Medical School and staff pulmonary/critical care physician at the Providence VA Medical Center. More
  • Destination Dallas Means Big ThingsWhen it comes to big things, Texas is the place to be. So what better city to host the 2019 ATS International Conference than Big D? After all, the International Conference is where the biggest research is unveiled and the biggest names in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine convene to exchange ideas. More