May 22

Watch: Monday at ATS 2017

ATS President David Gozal, MD, MBA, discusses Monday highlights at ATS 2017.

Education, Innovation, and Networking at ATS 2017

See some of the great education and activities we have planned for the week in this brief video.

Take Action: Rally at the Capitol

Join ATS members and leaders to make your voices heard during a one-hour rally on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon. ATS Rally at the U.S. Capitol: Lab Coats for Lungs will start at 5:30 p.m. at Upper Senate Park, across Constitution Avenue from the U.S. Capitol and Delaware Avenue from the Russell Senate Office Building.

Technology on Display

The ATS Exhibit Hall is home to the latest technology developments, and those advances go beyond hardware to include software and research related to improving outcomes. ATS 2017 attendees are taking advantage of learning about technology developments both at exhibit booths and in presentation arenas, such as the Guru Bars, Industry Theaters, and NIH Theater.

Keynote Series: Patient Safety, CF Research

The ATS Keynote Series continues Monday with addresses on patient safety and the latest research on cystic fibrosis—both presented by leaders in their fields.

Filling the Gap: NIMH Chief Calls for Minority Physicians

A former refugee who fled Cuba as Fidel Castro took power is now leading the drive of the National Institutes of Health to grow minority trainee development and the study of conditions that affect minorities of various backgrounds.

ATS Faces Challenges as Policies Change

ATS Executive Director Stephen C. Crane, PhD, MPH, explains how the Society is dealing with political changes affecting major issues such as health care, research funding, environmental
policy, and international cooperation.

Join the Movement: ATS Advocacy and Rally Hit the Streets

The American Thoracic Society advocates on all levels of the federal government for its members and the patients they serve. Advocacy volunteers are vital to this work in Washington, DC, as well as in members’ local communities and Thoracic Society Chapters. International Conference attendees are invited to weigh in on policies that help improve public health by becoming involved in ATS advocacy efforts.

Bear Cage Winner

Sanghyuk Shin, PhD, was named the 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 for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize.

Taking the Lead on Lung Cancer: ATS, Pulmonologists Tackle Roles in Research and Treatment

The Cancer Moonshot aims to conquer cancer, and the American Thoracic Society aims to guide the battle against lung cancer.