2015 Daily Conference News

ATS Announces BEAR Cage Winners

Joshua P. Fessel, MD, PhD (right), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is the first winner of the ATS BEAR (Building Education to Advance Research) Cage competition. Earlier this year, early career investigators submitted research proposals to the ATS BEAR Cage competition, sponsored by the ATS Drug Device Discovery and Development (DDDD) Committee, for a chance to win up to $5,000 at ATS 2015.

Take in Non-CME Industry Symposia at ATS 2015

The ATS encourages Non-CME Industry Symposia in conjunction with the International Conference. All full-conference participants are encouraged to attend these programs.

Be Sure to Attend Industry Theaters and Mini Theaters

With increasing popularity of Industry Theaters, ATS 2015 has brought more offerings than ever before. Professionals have been leading a total of 19 Industry Theater and Mini Industry Theater discussions in the Exhibit Hall.

Get Hands-On Skills in the Practical Workshops

Today wraps up 90 minutes of hands-on demonstrations and skill-building presentations with a different exhibiting company each day. Visit the Practical Workshop located at the end of the 100 aisle.

Future ATS International Conferences

May 13-18, 2016 San Francisco, CA May 19-24, 2017 Washington, DC May 18-23, 2018 San Diego, CA

Last Day to Visit the Exhibit Hall

Today is the last day to visit the Exhibit Hall, which will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Halls D-F (Upper Level) Colorado Convention Center.

Free Access to ATS Conference Session Presentations

The ATS offers one year of free complimentary access* to more than 200 hours of select scientific symposia session presentation webcasts to all Full Conference Registrants of the 2015 International Conference.

Calendar of Special Events

See what is in store for today.

Opening Ceremony Blends ATS Highlights and Humor

The ATS 2015 International Conference opened with a mix of highlights of the Society’s programs and standup comedy Saturday evening as ATS leaders reviewed milestones and recognized a variety of accomplishments before The Daily Show Senior Correspondent Aasif Mandvi offered his punchy take on science, politics, and race.

ATS Discoveries Series Today: Lung Regeneration, TB

Today’s Discoveries Series lectures will cover lung regeneration and tuberculosis. The lectures, which will chart seminal clinical and scientific breakthroughs, will be given concurrently from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. The Discoveries Series is presented in celebration of the American Thoracic Society’s 110th anniversary.