Presidents’ Terms Define Progress

ATS President Atul Malhotra, MD, reviewed accomplishments while President-Elect David Gozal, MD, outlined his goals during the Opening Ceremony.

“The focus of my presidency has been on the next generation, trying to develop young talent to find our replacements,” Dr. Malhotra says, citing examples through programs such as the Student Scholars, Resident Boot Camp, and Fellows Track Symposium.

Dr. Malhotra presented the ATS Foundation’s first Vision Award to Sonia Buist, MD, for her work as founder of the Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research (MECOR) program. He concluded with accomplishments of the Global Scholars Program.

Dr. Gozal gave a glimpse of his future plans, including a focus on improving technology at ATS International Conferences. Learn more about his vision for the Society at the ATS Plenary Session from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Moscone Center, Room 303/305 (South Building, Esplanade Level).

He also says that improving document implementation is on his agenda, adding, “We want to streamline the development process so guidelines are developed in a more timely and efficient manner.”

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