ATS Exhibit Hall Showcases the Cutting Edge of Science and Patient Care

An Abundance of learning opportunities awaits you in the ATS Exhibit Hall. Photo by Robert Wilson

An Abundance of learning opportunities awaits you in the ATS Exhibit Hall.
Photo by Robert Wilson

The ATS Exhibit Hall is your destination to learn about the latest therapies, medical devices, publications, and research services. Meet with experts, participate in live demonstrations, and compare products and services. No matter your goal, you will leave the Exhibit Hall better prepared to improve your research, practice, investigations, and patient care.

Explore the Exhibit Hall in the morning with a complimentary coffee in hand, join the experts in the afternoon for complimentary beverages and dessert, and make the most of your unopposed time from 1 to 2 p.m. each day.

This year, the Clinicians Center, Science and Innovation Center, and Center for Career Development (formerly Center for Fellows and Junior Professionals) will be conveniently located between the poster area and exhibitors. All three centers will open at 7 a.m. with light complimentary breakfast, and they’ll host receptions with complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday.

Read on to learn more about what’s on the floor at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Exhibit Hall hours

Sunday, May 19 – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, May 20 – 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21 – 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Map Your Show
Get a bird’s-eye view of the ATS 2013 Exhibit Hall and chart your route in the hall with Map Your Show, an interactive online exhibitor directory and floor plan. Just visit Map Your Show, where you can select exhibits of most interest to you by company name, by product category, or just by scrolling over the floor plan.

Discovery Zone
Learn more about valuable techniques, products, and services that can help in research and clinical practice by participating in the Discovery Zone. Participating exhibitors “teach” instead of sell so attendees are not pressured, but educated. Game cards are provided in your registration bag or at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall. Correctly answer all the questions by visiting the participating exhibitors to complete the game card. Completed game cards are entered into a drawing for one of two prizes per day. At ATS 2012, the prizes were Amazon Kindle Fires.

ATS Center
The centrally located ATS Center is your stop for all things ATS, including patient education materials, journals, and information about assemblies, chapters, and the ATS Foundation.You can also purchase postgraduate course flash drives, stylish conference T-shirts, ATS polo shirts, water bottles, visor caps, flashlight carabiners, and ATS art. Take the opportunity to renew your ATS membership, join the ATS, or ask questions to membership representatives. When the Exhibit Hall is closed, please visit the Satellite ATS Center in the Grand Hall (Level 200) in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

ATS Job Recruitment Center
Looking to learn about career opportunities in pulmonary, critical care, or sleep medicine space? Visit the ATS Job Recruitment Center. Meet one-on-one with human resources recruiters from hospitals, medical centers, group practices, and placement services, or review all the available positions on the ATS Online Job Board. A special on-site job placement bulletin board for companies seeking candidates will also be featured.

ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Row
Meet with patients, patient interest groups, and advocates in the ATS PAR Row to gain valuable insight into the patient perspective and to pick up patient information materials. The ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (ATS PAR) is a core component of the ATS and a mutually beneficial partnership wherein organizations that represent persons affected by respiratory diseases, sleep-related conditions, or related critical illnesses collaborate with the Society to advance their shared educational, research, patient care, and advocacy goals.

Basic Science Area
Visit the new Basic Science Area for products and services specific to the needs of basic researchers. Representatives from several companies will be available in the Basic Science Area to talk with you about products and services related to molecular biology, in vivo sample analysis, animal models, genomics, flow cytometry, research reagents, data acquisition, antibodies, thermal cyclers, assays, human tissue, and microscopes and other laboratory equipment

Center for Career Development
The Center for Career Development is a networking and career development forum for physicians and other health care professionals in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who are in training, transition, or post fellowship.

Topics slated for presentation include industry, private practice, clinician educator, and physician scientist careers; negotiating a private practice contract; landing a job after training; being a mentee and a mentor; life after post-doctoral training and after assistant professorship; and writing and publishing papers. Highlights include the 2013 Resident Development Scholarship Ceremony on Sunday morning, May 19, and the Tuesday afternoon, May 21, National Institutes of Health presentation “Applying to the NIH Loan Repayment Program.”

Among the resources available are copies of the Road Map for Professionals in Transition and Training, which highlights sessions of interest to fellows and members of the interdisciplinary team; the Grant Resource Guide; and the Society’s Consider This! brochure.

Clinicians Center
Interprofessional clinicians—physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists—will be able to meet, relax, and gather resources in the Clinicians Center. The center will also host a meet-and-greet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.

Attendees will be able to learn about the latest advances in new medical equipment and procedures by taking part in interactive demonstrations such as ultrasonography and bronchial thermoplasty under the guidance of leading industry experts. Representatives from the American Board of Internal Medicine will be available to discuss Maintenance of Certification. ATS Washington, D.C., Office representatives will also be on hand to discuss the Society’s advocacy efforts. Attendees will also be able to find the Clinical Year in Review books, the Clinicians Handbook, and the Interprofessional Team Conference Guide.

Global Community
Discover what other thoracic and respiratory societies from around the world are doing by visiting the Global Community. Network with pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine societies and exchange information and ideas about programming and activities. In addition to several international organizations hosting booths, others will provide posters and literature about their offerings. International attendees: Learn more about the International Participants Center.

Industry Theaters and Mini Industry Theaters
Looking for a power lunch during at ATS 2013? Learn about clinical updates for specific drugs, devices, and other products and services related to pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the Industry Theaters and Mini Industry Theaters—all while enjoying a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the ATS. Presentations will take place between noon and 12:45 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, May 19-21.

Science and Innovation Center
Geared to facilitate networking between early career and senior scientists, the Science and Innovation Center offers targeted career development sessions for basic and translational researchers.

Learn from experts such as Gary H. Gibbons, MD, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and other experts during lectures, discussions, and two interactive sessions. Topics will include epigenetics, lung imaging, mouse modeling, decellularization, K99 and K08 NIH grants, lung mechanics, biostatistics, and lung development.

Also available in the center will be the Members In Transition and Training Grant Resource Guide, plus a highlighted list of 2013 Conference symposia from three Assemblies—Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology; Respiratory Structure and Function; and Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation.

WiFi Coffee Cafés and ATS Cyber Café
Wireless Internet will be available in four comfy WiFi Coffee Cafés. Coffee is served mid-morning each day, and coffee and dessert is served in the early afternoon. The ATS Cyber Café provides computer stations for those without laptops or mobile devices.