2022

  • Wearable Airborne Chemical Detection Device Nets $10,000 in BEAR Cage

    Wearable Airborne Chemical Detection Device Nets $10,000 in BEAR Cage

    John Huston, MD, presented the winning concept in the “Shark Tank”-style live pitch session for PREDICT — Passive Respiratory Exposure Detection: Investigating COPD Triggers.

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  • Nursing Review Session Explores Recent Literature in Palliative Care

    Nursing Review Session Explores Recent Literature in Palliative Care

    Christine A. Fortney, PhD; Jennifer Burgher Seaman, PhD, RN, CHPN; Jill Lynn Guttormson, MS, PhD, RN; and Natalie Susan McAndrew, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, discussed the most up-to-date science related to palliative care, including consideration of needs across illness trajectory for patients of all ages, as well as for caregivers.

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  • Clinical Year in Review 2: Panelists Review Top Papers in COPD, Asthma, Health Disparities, and Sleep Medicine

    Clinical Year in Review 2: Panelists Review Top Papers in COPD, Asthma, Health Disparities, and Sleep Medicine

    The second of four Clinical Year in Review sessions featured impactful papers in COPD, asthma, health disparities, and sleep medicine. Panelist Isaretta L. Riley, MD, MPH, reviewed recent literature looking at the impact of health disparities, including a study examining structural racism as a root cause of asthma and atopic disease disparities.

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  • Young Professionals Prep for Future Careers with Specialty Programming

    Young Professionals Prep for Future Careers with Specialty Programming

    The next generation of respiratory clinicians and researchers had the opportunity to jump start their ATS 2022 experience with a variety of programming tailored for early-career professionals. The Fellows Track Symposium, Resident Boot Camp, Student Scholars Program, and New Faculty Boot Camp welcomed close to 400 combined participants.

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  • Tuesday Keynote Will Outline Steps to Eliminate Tobacco Use

    Tuesday Keynote Will Outline Steps to Eliminate Tobacco Use

    Seventy years ago, almost half of all adults in the U.S were smokers. Today, about 12.5 percent are. Despite this progress, tobacco use directly causes one out of five deaths in the country today. Michael C. Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, will outline tangible steps to reduce tobacco use to near zero by the end of the decade.

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  • Past President Dr. Curtis to Address Plenary Session

    Past President Dr. Curtis to Address Plenary Session

    An expert in critical care, palliative care, and pulmonary medicine, J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH, will address the ATS community during Tuesday’s Plenary Session as the keynote speaker. Curtis, who served as ATS president in 2009-2010, has been a longtime leader in the Society.

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  • Day 3 of Clinical Year in Review to Feature Sepsis, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis

    Day 3 of Clinical Year in Review to Feature Sepsis, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis

    Jose L. Gomez, MD, MS, session co-chair, said the presentations will go beyond the individual conditions and address “the connection between intensive and critical care that affects so many of our members in so many important ways.”

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  • The ATS Refreshes Its Branding

    The ATS Refreshes Its Branding

    Building on a more than 115-year commitment to driving innovation in respiratory health, the ATS introduced a refreshed mission statement in September 2021 alongside a new logo combining the physiology of the lung coupled with an aspirational vision for the organization.

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  • Evaluate and Claim CME Credit Starting Today

    Evaluate and Claim CME Credit Starting Today

    CME Certificates of credit for ATS 2022 will be awarded based on the participant attending the activity, completing and submitting an evaluation, and attesting to the credits earned. Attendees are able to evaluate and claim CME credit from now until July 31, 2022.

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  • Looking Ahead to Tuesday at the International Conference

    Looking Ahead to Tuesday at the International Conference

    The International Conference offers myriad opportunities to connect with and learn from industry leaders, ATS staff, and experts in a variety of respiratory health specialties. Here’s what conference participants can expect Tuesday from the Exhibit Hall, the ATS Center, and Meet the Experts sessions.

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  • Former Astronaut Says Working Together Is All a Matter of Perspective at Opening Ceremony

    Former Astronaut Says Working Together Is All a Matter of Perspective at Opening Ceremony

    ATS President Lynn Schnapp, MD, ATSF, welcomed International Conference participants at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, as well as former NASA astronaut Catherine Grace “Cady” Coleman, PhD. As the ceremony’s keynote speaker, Dr. Coleman, who is also a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, shared anecdotes from her experiences aboard the International Space Station and discussed the power of the individual and the team to make once-incomprehensible feats a reality.

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  • ATS Journals Session to Highlight Lessons Learned from the Tuskegee Experiment

    ATS Journals Session to Highlight Lessons Learned from the Tuskegee Experiment

    On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Tuskegee Experiment, Martin J. Tobin, MD, will discuss his just-released paper on the historic study. The session includes speakers representing the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, and ATS Scholar.

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  • Clinical Trials Symposium Will Give First Look at Latest Trial Results in Pulmonary Medicine

    Clinical Trials Symposium Will Give First Look at Latest Trial Results in Pulmonary Medicine

    The latest clinical results related to COVID-19, bronchiectasis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma will be presented Monday morning. “This session is going to open the door to new treatments that could be available almost immediately or are very close,” said International Conference Committee Chair Andrew Halayko, PhD, ATSF.

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  • Research Program Benefit Welcomes Attendees ‘Home’

    Research Program Benefit Welcomes Attendees ‘Home’

    The biggest networking event this week at ATS 2022, Saturday’s Research Program Benefit was designed to be more casual than past events, offering attendees more time to socialize and celebrate being together again while supporting the work of early-career scientists.

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