May 19, 2019

Collaborating for a Brighter Future

Polly Parsons, MD, ATSF, president of the American Thoracic Society, opened the 115th ATS International Conference Saturday afternoon by welcoming Mary E. Klotman, dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and vice chancellor for Health Affairs as the guest speaker.

ATS Pays Tribute to Scientists at Opening Ceremony

Three scientists were recognized for their exceptional contributions to medicine and research during the opening ceremony on Saturday.

Using Big Data to Shape a New LHS

Imagine a health care system so advanced that it continuously gathers and analyzes the massive amount of data generated in the ICU to improve patient care in real time.

Keynote Series: Decisions and Implementation Science

The ATS Keynote Series features a diverse group of speakers who will present cutting-edge research and their own perspectives on a variety of topics highly relevant to the pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine community. Today’s speakers will examine medical decision-making and implementation science.

Helping Lungs Self-Repair After Injury

Ten years ago, pulmonologists understood that a damaged adult lung could repair itself under certain circumstances via the plasticity of well-defined progenitor cells that sense when resident cells are damaged.

JAMA/NEJM Editors, Authors Discuss New Research

Be a part of the discussion as editors and authors present papers that were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Four Honored for Outstanding Efforts in Medicine

The ATS will recognize four physicians and researchers for their remarkable contributions to medicine during Sunday’s Awards Session, featuring the Amberson Lecture and the presentation of the Trudeau Medal and two Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Trudeau Medalist’s Research Creates New Paradigm for ARDS Treatment

Jacob I. Sznajder, MD, is the recipient of the 2019 Edward Livingston Trudeau Medal, which recognizes significant contributions to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lung disease.

COPD Is Not a Geriatric Disease

Conventional wisdom suggests that COPD is a disease that typically strikes later in life. The reality is that COPD may start in early childhood. It just doesn’t become obvious in most patients until their sixth or seventh decade of life.

Inspired to Learn

On behalf of the American Thoracic Society International Conference Committee, welcome to Dallas and ATS 2019!