May 12, 2018

Navigate ATS 2018 Like a Pro

Whether you’re a first-timer or have been attending the ATS International Conference for years, the best way to maximize your conference experience is to plan for it. Where to begin? The ATS has you covered. Take a look at all of these resources available to you before and during the conference.

AAMC President to Speak at Opening Ceremony

Distinguished physician, educator, and medical scientist Darrell G. Kirch, MD, will help kick off ATS 2018 as the featured speaker at the Opening Ceremony. Dr. Kirch is president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He speaks and publishes on the need for transformation in the U.S. health care system, and how academic medicine can lead change across medical education, biomedical research, and patient care.

Conference App Makes Planning Easy

For information at your fingertips, download the conference app from the App Store or Google Play.  With this tool, you can build your itinerary, learn about special events, browse sessions and speakers, map your trip to the Exhibit Hall, and receive important updates.

New at ATS 2018: Educational Consulting Office

Be sure to check out the Education Committee’s Educational Consulting Office hours during the 2018 International Conference. Members of the Education Committee will be available to help guide you through the proposal process for programming.

Learn About MECOR and Join the Faculty

Loyal to its tagline, “We help the world breath,” the ATS has been working to build research capacity in low- and middle-income countries through its Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research (MECOR) program for 25 years.

Road Maps Help You Navigate the Conference

Given the size and complexity of the International Conference, the ATS creates a number of “Road Maps” to help highlight sessions and other learning opportunities within a given area of interest or audience type.

ATS Walking Challenge: It’s Not Too Late!

You still have time to participate in the ATS Walking Challenge. Free wireless activity trackers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the ATS Walking Challenge Booth, located across from the Starbucks in Lobby B in the Convention Center.

Earn MOC Points and CME Credits

There are two separate pathways for claiming MOC and CME. In order to claim both CME and MOC, you will need to follow steps for both. You must pass the MOC post-test to earn MOC, and complete the CME evaluation to claim CME. Claiming one will not automatically transfer to the other.

Non-CME Symposia Boost Learning

Make it part of your plan to attend the Non-CME Symposia, an important part of the ATS 2018 International Conference. The ATS encourages all full-conference participants to attend any of several Non-CME Symposia Sunday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 22. All sessions will be presented from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at ATS 2018 hotels.

Grab Lunch, Keep Learning

The learning continues through lunch at ATS 2018 with Industry Theaters and Mini Industry Theaters on Sunday, May 20; Monday, May 21; and Tuesday, May 22, in the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the ATS (while quantities last).