Learn About MECOR and Join the Faculty

ATS is Looking for a Few Good Faculty: An Invitation to Join the ATS MECOR Program

8:30-10 a.m.
Saturday, May 19

San Diego Convention Center
Room 28 A-E (Upper Level)

Loyal to its tagline, “We help the world breath,” the ATS has been working to build research capacity in low- and middle-income countries through its Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research (MECOR) program for 25 years. This intensive course for physicians and related health care professionals increases leadership in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine research around the world.

The ATS recently launched MECOR 2.0. The updated program utilizes a “flipped classroom” teaching model with seminar-style classroom sessions and a focus on one-to-one instruction.


MECOR 2.0 includes redesigned curriculum that uses seminar-style classroom sessions, like this one in Indonesia.

Since it began, MECOR has grown tremendously, with more than 1,800 graduates. Courses and partners include in Africa, the Pan African Thoracic; in China, the Chinese Thoracic Society; in India, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indian Council for Medical Research; in Indonesia, the Indonesian Society for Respirology; in the Mediterranean, the Turkish Thoracic Society; in Latin America the Latin American Thoracic Society; and in Southeast Asia, the Vietnamese National TB Program and the University of Sydney.

To join the ATS MECOR program as a faculty member or mentor, please use the link below to complete an application. To learn more about MECOR, please go to the ATS website at:

ATS MECOR Faculty Application