Extracurricular Events Provide Exciting Learning and Networking at the ATS 2023 International Conference

This year’s ATS International Conference will feature several unique educational programs specifically designed for students and young professionals, as well as networking for respiratory health professionals at all career stages. Conference attendees who wish to participate in one of the following opportunities must enroll in these customized courses and events in addition to their overall conference registration. Additional details will be posted on the conference website and appear in the ATS Conference News as they become available.

Student Scholars Program

The Student Scholars Program, to be held Friday-Saturday, May 19-20, is a unique opportunity for a select group of 80-100 motivated individuals who are currently enrolled in or are applying to undergraduate school, graduate school, respiratory therapy training, nursing school, or medical school to attend the annual ATS International Conference.

Students benefit from a specially designed curriculum to get the most out of the International Conference and will be exposed to cutting-edge science, professional education, and focused career development as part of the highly successful Student Scholars Program. There is no cost associated with this program. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

Resident Boot Camp

The ATS Resident Boot Camp is a two-day in-person course for internal medicine and pediatric residents, chief residents, and hospitalists who have been matched into a fellowship program for July 2023. This program aims to prepare pediatric, pulmonary, or critical care participants with the confidence and knowledge needed to flourish on the first day of fellowship. The course will include large and small group breakout sessions and hands-on workshops. The Boot Camp recruits the best faculty from across the country to teach this course.

The ATS will select a total of 162 participants via a randomized lottery. This course will run Friday-Saturday, May 19-20. There is a $210 cost to attend the Resident Boot Camp, but International Conference attendees will have their boot camp registration compensated. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

Fellows Track Symposium

The Fellows Track Symposium provides pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine fellows (adult and pediatric) enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited U.S. training program with an orientation to the sessions most relevant to them at the ATS International Conference. The Fellows Track Symposium will include faculty presentations on clinical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. This program will feature a pediatric track, including faculty presentations relevant to a pediatric career in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine (asthma in children, pediatric cystic fibrosis, and pediatric hypertension). This year, the Fellows Track Symposium will provide fellows with a skills-based program that highlights ultrasound, bronchoscopy, awake fiberoptic intubation, and more.

Up to 200 attendees will be accepted for the symposium. This course will take place Friday-Saturday, May 19-20. There is a $210 cost required to attend, but International Conference attendees will have their symposium registration fee compensated. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

New Faculty Boot Camp

The ATS New Faculty Boot Camp is designed for members in training, including clinical fellows, post-doctoral and research fellows, or early career faculty who are within a year of transitioning to their first academic faculty position. Applicants should be active in basic, translational, or clinical research, medical education, or other academic roles in pulmonary, critical care, or sleep medicine. Participants will be invited to attend a two-day course featuring a national group of experts sharing knowledge and skills specific to challenges faced during the transition from training to faculty. The ATS will select 80 individuals to participate.

This course will run from Friday-Saturday, May 19-20. There is a $210 cost to attend the event, but ATS International Conference attendees will have their boot camp registration compensated. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

Respiratory Innovation Summit

The 2023 Respiratory Innovation Summit will unite the innovators, investors, clinicians, and advocacy groups leading the charge to create powerful new treatments for deadly and crippling diseases of the lungs and airways. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, May 19, from 5-7:45 p.m.

All companies innovating in pulmonary, critical care, or sleep medicine are encouraged to apply. All applications will be reviewed; 75 companies will be selected for poster presentations. Of those, 20-25 will also be programmed for oral presentation.

The agenda also includes venture capital panels, business development panels, and plenty of time for networking. For questions or to learn more, email Dustin Bell at [email protected].

Research Program Benefit

The annual ATS Research Program Benefit is one of the largest networking events at the International Conference each year. Not only is this an excellent opportunity to meet new people and connect with longtime colleagues, but it is also an opportunity to support young professionals. Each ticket includes a tax-deductible donation to the ATS Research Program, which goes directly to supporting early career scientists. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 6-7:30 p.m.


Register today for the ATS 2024 International Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in the in-person conference, May 17-22 in San Diego. Join your colleagues to learn about the latest developments in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

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