Don’t Miss the Best in Specialty 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.

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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)

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.


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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)

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.


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As the understanding of sleep disorders continues to evolve, so do the innovative sleep research presentations and discussions at the International Conference, which is why sleep professionals from all over the world choose to attend. Key topics will include:

PAP for All or PAP for Few: Controversies in Management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing (A6)

Management of Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure Syndromes: NIPPV for Day, Night, and the Soccer Field (B83)

Lifespan Weight Management of Sleep Disorders: Real, Feasible, or Just Theory? (C10)

Ventilatory Complications of Heart Failure (PG25)

Cardiometabolic Outcomes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment: From Evidence Into Practice (PG11)

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


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Thousands of pediatric-focused professionals gather during the International Conference to learn and present exciting clinical and research advances in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine that affect infants, children, and adolescents. Key topics include:

Pediatric Clinical Chest Rounds (C83)

LungMap-ing Cell Lineages in Human Development and Disease (C86)

Controversies in Pediatric Pulmonology (D89)

Management of Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure Syndromes: NIPPV for Day, Night, and the Soccer Field (B83)

Cystic Fibrosis: Heterogeneity in a Monogenic Disease (A82)

Novel Biomarkers for the Diagnosis, Phenotyping, and Management of Pediatric Lung Diseases (A9)

Optimizing Management of the Patient with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (PG20)

Pediatric Year in Review (A81)

There are many other sessions featuring topics of interest to pediatric-focused specialists, as well as specialists in adult pulmonology, critical care, and sleep medicine. Search for topics of interest and build your itinerary here.


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Jeremy B. Richards, MD, ATSF, ATS committee chair of Members in Training and Transition, encourages early career professionals to take advantage of the special programming and Center for Career Development at the International Conference.

“The Center for Career Development offers a series of programs every day, with four to five sessions each day,” said Dr. Richards. “ATS 2019 sessions include How to Make the Most Out of Your Mentors, How to Come Up With Novel Research Ideas, and How to Lead Teams.”

Diana J. Kelm, MD, is an early career professional who encourages her peers to participate in the many networking opportunities at the International Conference. “Get involved. Go to the social events. Go to the mixers, the informal sessions, and the small-group sessions,” said Dr. Kelm, who is an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic. “Use the ATS mobile app or print the Early Career Professional guide that tells you what all is going on. People are so nice and want to meet you!”

The ATS is committed to helping graduate and medical students, medical residents, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty pursue a successful career in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. To foster career development among early career professionals, a number of sessions, networking opportunities, and resources, have been developed to make the experience at ATS 2019 Dallas more rewarding and educational for all early career professionals, regardless of their chosen career track. Key topics include:

Fellows Case Conference (B3)

Faculty Promotion and Tenure: Unraveling the “Faculty Handbook” (FD1)

Sunrise Seminars

Networking Opportunities

The ATS International Conference offers many networking opportunities where attendees can discuss the science presented at the meeting or their own work. Schedule time for these events:

Networking Exchange for Early Career Professionals

Center for Career Development

BEAR Cage Competition

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



Engaging Education

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

Year in Review

Clinical Year in Review 1 (A1)

Clinical Year in Review 2 (B1)

Clinical Year in Review 3 (C1)

Clinical Year in Review 4 (D1)

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.