Don’t Miss the Best in Critical Care

Big things happen in Dallas, and the ATS 2019 International Conference is no exception. At ATS 2019, you’ll hear from world-renowned clinicians and scientists who will bring you cutting-edge research and share the latest scientific findings in critical care as well as pulmonary and sleep medicine.

Critical Care Counts

When intensivists are able to make time in their demanding schedules, thousands choose to attend the International Conference, where they know they will find the most relevant program content in their fields. Key topics include:

Critical Care 2.0: Integrating Big Data, Clinical Trials, and Implementation Science to Create a Learning ICU System (A11)

Keeping My Critically Ill Patient Comfortable, Awake, Engaged, and Moving (B4)

Challenges in Conducting and Interpreting ARDS and Sepsis Randomized Clinical Trials (B89)

When the Sun Sets: Nighttime in the ICU (C4)

Physiologically Guided Mechanical Ventilation (C87)

ICU-Acquired Weakness: A Rapid-Fire Discussion of Emerging Issues and New Insights (A90)

Critical Care Ultrasound and Echocardiography (PG1A, PG1B)

ECMO for Experienced Providers (PG2)

Engaging Education

Round out your focus on pulmonary presentations with these not-to-miss sessions by distinguished physicians, educators, and medical scientists.


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Clinical Year in Review 1 (A1)

Clinical Year in Review 2 (B1)

Clinical Year in Review 3 (C1)

Clinical Year in Review 4 (D1)


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The President’s Symposium on Monday, May 20, “50 Years of Progress in Pulmonary Science” (B13), will commemorate the golden anniversary of the Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) at the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Speakers will highlight important scientific advances in pulmonary health and disease, illustrate DLD’s role in facilitating lung biology and disease research, and discuss future research directions.


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Clinicians and clinical researchers will want to attend “The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA: Discussion on the Edge: Reports of Recently Published Pulmonary Research” (A2) on Sunday, May 19, in the morning and “JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine: Discussion on the Edge: Reports of Recently Published Critical Care Research” (A84) in the afternoon. Both two-hour sessions feature the presentation of recently published articles, and will include time for discussion between attendees, authors, and editors.


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Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others will want to attend “ATS Clinical Practice Guidelines: Clinical Practice on the Cutting Edge” (C92). This year’s symposium will highlight guidelines and statements on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, malignant pleural effusions, obesity in OSA, fungal infections, and pediatric supplemental oxygen.


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Clinicians in the fields of pulmonary and critical care medicine, pediatric pulmonology, sleep medicine, thoracic surgery, and infectious disease will want to attend “Great Cases: Clinical, Radiologic, and Pathologic Correlations by Master Physicians” (A83). Learners will have the opportunity to observe master clinicians approach challenging clinical problems by working through seven unknown cases selected from the abstract pool.


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One of five sessions in this year’s Basic Science Core, “Till Death Do Us Part: Cell Fate and Obstructive Lung Disease” (B5) will focus on the role of programmed cell death in obstructive lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, and how targeting the mechanisms of cell death may play a role in treating lunch disease. 


There are many other sessions featuring topics of interest to critical care specialists, as well as pulmonologists and sleep specialists. Search for topics of interest and build your itinerary here.