April 12, 2018

Expand Your Network and Knowledge in the Exhibit Hall

Looking for a little excitement? You’ll find it in the ATS 2018 Exhibit Hall. “The Exhibit Hall is filled with buzz and excitement as many new products launch during the conference,” said ATS President Marc Moss, MD. “At ATS 2018, you will have the opportunity to explore new technologies and services, experience hands-on demonstrations of innovative products, and chat with representatives from more than 200 organizations.”

Still Time to Save on ATS 2018 Registration

When you register for the ATS 2018 International Conference by May 17, you’ll save up to $100*. The conference takes place May 18-23 in San Diego, California, and is a can’t-miss event for respiratory medicine practitioners, scientists, clinical researchers, and related health care professionals.

Planning ahead for the conference not only will save you money, but will provide the best opportunity for reserving your spot at an official ATS hotel and pre-registering for all of the educational events you want to attend.

Connect with Colleagues at Networking Events

Expanding your knowledge and network are primary objectives of the ATS 2018 International Conference, where you will find world-class educational programming as well as numerous opportunities for networking. Here are some of the opportunities. Be sure to check the program onsite for specific times and locations.

PAR Forum Connects Patients and Physicians

The popular ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Meet-the-Experts patient education forum is back for its 12th year. This can’t-miss free event for patients and their families will take place Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s panelists will share talks around the theme “Living Well and Lung Health.”

Patients Have a Voice at the ATS International Conference

For more than a decade, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable has led an effort to bring the patient’s voice to many International Conference sessions. At ATS 2018, 16 patients will talk about their experience with critical illness, COPD, sleep apnea, and sarcoidosis, as well as talk about how health disparities have affected them and their experience of palliative care, among other topics.

BEAR Cage Finalists Compete for $5,000

In hopes of winning a grand prize of $5,000, three early career professionals will “pitch” their innovative research proposals to a panel of translational science experts in front of a live audience during the ATS BEAR Cage competition from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Center for Career Development in the Sail Pavilion at the San Diego Convention Center.

Explore Innovation on the Exhibit Hall Floor

The Exhibit Hall is a great place to learn about new technology and innovations. Each year, many companies launch new products during the conference. Preview these 10 companies that will be featuring their products during ATS 2018.

Online Exhibit Hall Makes Planning Easy

Make the most of your time in the Exhibit Hall by planning ahead. Use the Online Exhibitor Directory at ats18.mapyourshow.com to plan out which exhibitors you’d like to see while at the conference. You can also use it to expertly navigate the Exhibit Hall.

ATS Center Offers Wide Range of Resources

A trip through the Exhibit Hall isn’t complete without stopping at the ATS Center. There is so much valuable information at the Center. You can learn about ATS education products, purchase gift items, print patient information fact sheets, and more.

Update Your Image

There are a lot of reasons to smile at the International Conference, including this one: The ATS is offering free professional headshots in the Exhibit Hall. No appointment is necessary. Just stop by the booth, strike your favorite professional pose, and we’ll email the pictures to you right from the booth. It couldn’t be easier!