2017 Conference Preview

Know Before You Go

Getting 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.

Take Advantage of New Technology

You 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.

Earn MOC Points During ATS 2017

The 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.

Save the Date: Rally at the Capitol

All 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.

Early Career Professionals Focus of Education, Networking Offerings

ATS 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.

Nobel Laureate to Speak at Opening Ceremony

The 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.

ATS Foundation Benefit to Honor David Center

David 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.

Non-CME Symposia Offer Learning Opportunities

The ATS encourages ATS 2017 International Conference attendees to participate in any of several Non-CME Symposia Sunday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 23.

Lunch and Learn

The 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.

Workshops Offer Hands-On Experience

Get 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.