Don’t Miss the Best in Pulmonary Research and Education


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 pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Proudly Pulmonary

Thousands of pulmonary professionals gather to explore the latest advances in the rapidly evolving field of pulmonary medicine during the International Conference. Key topics include:

Bronchiectasis: Moving Beyond the Vicious Cycle (C8)

Endobronchial Valve Treatment in Patients with Advanced Emphysema: Its Time Has Come (B2)

Global Perspectives on Climate Change: Impact on Susceptible Populations and Low-Income Countries (B7)

Community-Acquired Pneumonia 2019: An Interactive Guideline Session (A89)

Future Directions in PAH Research: A Pro-Con Debate (C11)

Addicting a New Generation: JUULing, Vaping, Heat Not Burn, Flavorings, and the Evidence for Why We Should Be Very Concerned (B9)

Difficult to Treat Asthma in the Pediatric Population (C9)

Bronch Day 2019: A Comprehensive, Hands-on Guide to Basic Bronchoscopy, EBUS, and Navigational Bronchoscopy (PG13)

Engaging Education

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


Year in Review
President’s Symposium

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.

NEJM/JAMA Sessions

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.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

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.

Great Cases

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.

Basic Science

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 pulmonologists, as well as critical care and sleep specialists. Search for topics of interest and build your itinerary here.