An Early Look Inside the Exhibit Hall for This Year’s Premier International Respiratory Conference

The ATS International Conference is the premier respiratory conference for pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine professionals. In addition to the invaluable educational opportunities, the annual conference is an optimal setting for exhibiting and exploring new products and services that can enhance care across these specialties.

This year’s Exhibit Hall will host over 200 collaborators (and counting) at the San Diego Convention Center and will feature the latest technologies in respiratory science, patient care, global public health, and more.

Karen J. Collishaw, MPP, CAE
Karen J. Collishaw, MPP, CAE

“The Exhibit Hall is an excellent forum each year for organizations to connect with clinicians and researchers to forge collaborations that optimize care for our patients,” said ATS CEO Karen J. Collishaw, MPP, CAE.

The Exhibit Hall will be open to conference attendees Sunday, May 19 – Tuesday, May 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT each day.

This year’s showroom floor will place an even greater emphasis on education, with five industry theaters and four Innovation Hubs for attendees to learn inside the hall and for exhibitors and sponsors to present the data and findings they’ve been working on. The Industry Theaters will host 30 to 60-minute education sessions, with plenty of seating, while the Innovation Hubs will feature 20-minute “Ted Talk” style presentations for smaller, targeted presentations.

“The Industry Theaters and Innovation Hubs increased the number of time slots available for presentations so attendees can truly take advantage of the education sessions in the Exhibit Hall for 2024,” Ms. Collishaw said.

The ATS team will also host the Continue the Conversation Lounge, a space that connects the Exhibit Hall and Poster Hall for attendees to gather after presentations in both spaces and discuss or debate their takeaways with colleagues in a conducive and engaging location.

Alongside the exhibitors’ booths and educational spaces, the showroom floor will offer several areas for conference attendees to relax, take a break, or catch up with colleagues.

The two coffee and connections lounges will provide refreshments and an excellent place to recharge between education sessions. One of the coffee stations is supported this year by GSK. The Exhibit Hall will also have a Fun Zone for attendees to play backyard games or practice their swing on a golf simulator. The Fun Zone is supported this year by Verona Pharma.

Last year, the Exhibit Hall featured a photo booth for professionals to update their professional headshots free of charge. Due to high demand, this year’s booth will have two professional photographers to ensure even more attendees can take advantage of this offering. Photos will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, with no prior sign-up required.

Exhibitors can reserve their space on the showroom floor today on the ATS conference website. The sign-up deadline for exhibitors is April 26. If you have questions about exhibiting at the International Conference, contact Steve Strom at 212-315-6442 or [email protected].