May 21, 2012

Foundation of the American Thoracic Society thanks 2011 contributors for their support

The ATS Foundation is pleased to recognize its generous donors who contributed to the Foundation’s annual campaign from Jan. 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2011.

Be sure to attend Industry Theaters and Mini-Theaters

Have lunch while listening to the latest clinical updates from supporting companies related to pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine. Daily Industry Theaters and Mini Theaters are available today and Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall. All include a complimentary boxed lunch provided by ATS (while quantities last).

Take in Non-CME Industry Symposia

The ATS encourages Non-CME Industry Symposia in conjunction with the International Conference. All full-conference participants are encouraged to attend these programs.

Sessions to feature research, clinical trials

Learn the latest findings from several studies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community Study, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-Clinical Research Network Clinical Trials, and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Severe Asthma Research Program during several sessions today.

Patients glean guidance from lung experts

People with lung diseases, critical illnesses and sleep disorders learned how to gain a better quality of life during the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable’s patient-friendly “Breathing Better with the ATS” and “Meet the Expert” events Saturday.

Diversity Forum looks at life-work balance

Estelle Gauda, MD, chair of the ATS Minority Trainee Travel Awards Committee, was among a group of panelists who shared their perspective on work-life balance with attendees of Sunday’s Diversity Forum.

Calendar of special events


7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Academic Day
Center for Fellows and Junior Professionals
Room 130, North Building, Moscone Center

Behavioral science assembly marks 20th anniversary

The impact of basic, clinical and translational science advances on medical treatment over the past two decades has been tremendous, but behavioral science also has played a key role in improved clinical outcomes for patients. The ATS Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Assembly marked its 20th anniversary and reflected on its growth during its membership meeting Sunday night.

ATS assemblies and sections meet at ATS 2012

Most of the Society’s assemblies and sections are holding their annual meetings today. All members and other interested parties are encouraged to attend these meetings to receive updates on activities, vote for future leaders and provide input on future directions.

Four to receive awards for scientific accomplishments

As the premier gathering of clinicians and scientists committed to advancing pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, the ATS International Conference is an important venue for recognizing individuals who are leaders in these fields for their extraordinary contributions to and achievements in lung disease research, treatment and prevention.