Looking Ahead to Sunday at the International Conference


The ATS 2022 International Conference offers myriad opportunities every day to connect with and learn from industry leaders, mentors, peers, ATS staff, experts in a variety of respiratory health specialties, and related organizations. Here’s what conference participants can expect Sunday, May 15, from the Exhibit Hall, the Mentoring Meeting Spot, the ATS Center, Meet the Experts sessions, and Outside Organization sessions.

Exhibit Hall

Open Sunday to Tuesday, May 15-17, the Exhibit Hall is a place for attendees to learn about new scientific innovations while engaging with more than 200 exhibitors and one another through Industry Theaters, Guru Bars, and more.

The Exhibit Hall is open 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, with unopposed Exhibit Hall time at 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Look for Featured Industry Programs listings on the ATS Conference News website.

Mentoring Meeting Spot

Open Sunday and Monday, May 15-16, the Mentoring Meeting Spot is a place designated exclusively for mentees to connect in person with mentors. Located in Overlook 3018 on Level 3 of Moscone Center West, the space will feature small, round tables for meeting, as well light snacks and refreshments.

The Mentoring Meeting spot is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. PT on Sunday.

ATS Center

Open Sunday to Wednesday, May 15-18, the ATS Center will feature live programming throughout the International Conference, as well as information on how to stay connected with the Society all year. Featured activities include Ask Me Anything opportunities with key ATS staff, lively discussions with prominent ATS members, and more. Located in the South Lobby of the Moscone Center, the ATS Center also acts as the #ATS2022 social media hub, with selfie stations and information about social media surprises during the conference.

The ATS Center is open 12-5 p.m. PT on Sunday.

Meet the Experts

All Meet the Experts sessions take place in the Moscone Center. For full descriptions of sessions, visit the online itinerary.

7-8 a.m. PT

  • ME1. Lung Cancer and Fibrosis: Common Pathways and Divergences, Room 52/54/56 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME2. “Relationship Advice”: Optimizing the Mentor-Mentee Relationship, Room 58/60 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME3. Approach to Lung Nodules in 2022, Room 70/72 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME4. Navigating Therapeutic Options for PF-ILD, Room 74/76 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)

10:45-11:45 a.m. PT

  • ME5. Caring for Older Adults with Serious Respiratory Illness Through Geripulm, Room 50/62 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME6. Race and Spirometry: The Consequences of Racial Corrections Used in Normalization, Room 52/54/56 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME7. Nicotine and Tobacco Dependence Counseling and Treatment in Pediatric Health Care, Room 58/60 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME8. Mental Health in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease: Assessment and Treatment, Room 70/72 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME9. The “Midas” Touch: Mitochondrial Dysfunction as a Driver of Cellular Senescence in Lung Disease, Room 74/76 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)

12:15-1:15 p.m. PT

  • ME10. Antifibrotics in ILD: Who, What, When, Why and How, Room 50/62 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME11. Immunodeficiency and Parenchymal Lung Diseases, Room 52/54/56 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME12. Interpretation of Ventilator Waveforms, Room 58/60 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME13. Small Airways Disease: When It’s Not Asthma, Room 70/72 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)
  • ME14. Hospital Sleep Medicine: Understanding Practice Model and Impact, Room 74/76 (South Building, Lower Mezzanine)

Outside Organization Sessions

All Outside Organization sessions take place in the Moscone Center. For full descriptions of sessions, visit the online itinerary.

12-1 p.m. PT

  • L1. Climate Change — Air Pollution Interactions and Pulmonary Heath: What’s the Current State of Science?, Room 2001/2003 (West Building, Level 2)
  • L2. Sepsis Research at the NIH, Room 2006/2008 (West Building, Level 2)
  • L3. Generic Drug Development for Respiratory Products: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Update, Room 2010/2012 (West Building, Level 2)
  • L4. Integrating NASA Satellite Data in Cross-cutting Applications in Respiratory Health, Room 2014/2016 (West Building, Level 2)
  • L5. Work-related COVID-19: What We Have Learned, Room 3014 (West Building, Level 3),
  • L6. Prematurity Ventilatory Control: The Pre-vent Study and Its Potential Legacy, Room 3001/3003 (West Building, Level 3)
  • L7. Advances in Rare Lung Disease Research: Preclinical Pulmonary Fibrosis (PREPF) and Genetic Disorders of Mucocilliary Clearance Consortium (GDMCC), Room 3005/3007 (West Building, Level 3)
  • L8. The Collaborative Cohort of Cohorts for COVID-19 Research (C4R), Room 3006/3008 (West Building, Level 3)
  • L9. Latest Discoveries form the NHLBI PVDOMICS Program in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension, Room 3010/3012 (West Building, Level 3)

Register for ATS 2023

Register today for the ATS 2023 International Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in the in-person conference, May 19-24 in Washington, DC. Join your colleagues to learn about the latest developments in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.