Networking Super Center Provides Dedicated Spaces for Collaboration and Specialized Education Sessions

The ATS 2023 International Conference is an ideal opportunity for respiratory health professionals to collaborate, learn, and connect in the new Networking Super Center in and around Hall D of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Open to all International Conference attendees, the Super Center will feature Learning Studios with specialized programming where attendees can join studio talks, panel discussions, and networking occasions. The listings below will be among the multifaceted offerings available at the Networking Super Center from Sunday–Wednesday, May 21–24.

Gregory P. Downey, MD, ATSF
Gregory P. Downey, MD, ATSF

“The ATS Networking Super Center is the collaborative hub for everyone at the conference,” said ATS President Gregory P. Downey, MD, ATSF. “Networking is a vital piece of every person’s professional development, and the Networking Super Center seamlessly facilitates connections that likely wouldn’t be made elsewhere.”

ATS Center

Join ATS staff and attendees in the ATS Center to ask questions or participate in an Ask-Me-Anything session to make the most of your relationship with the ATS at the conference and year-round. Certificates of Attendance will be available, along with resources to optimize the International Conference, as well as a selfie wall to commemorate the experience. The ATS Center is also an ideal place to chat with colleagues or use one of the dedicated spaces to charge your devices.

Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development is a dedicated networking and career development area for early career professionals, including graduate students, medical students, residents, fellows, post-docs, and other allied professionals. The CCD will feature studio talks to enhance the professional development of all early career professionals and connect them with experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Those in training or transitioning from training should make it a priority to visit this space.

Clinicians Center

The Clinicians Center is a comfortable and collaborative space designed to enhance the International Conference for pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine practitioners. Studio talks in the CC will be focused on resources specific to the needs of clinicians and interprofessional specialists. Visit this space for live and informal educational and informational panel discussions presented daily by leading experts in the pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine fields.

International Participants Center

The International Participants Center is a dedicated space for conference attendees with global health interests. The area will also highlight the ATS’s involvement in international activities. The IPC acknowledges and enhances the interconnectedness of our world by gathering distinguished professionals to connect on the issues that affect everyone. The studio talks will feature different perspectives on how to tackle common problems across the globe. Participants can also leverage the IPC to network, connect with colleagues, or even relax while waiting between sessions.

Science and Innovation Center

The Science and Innovation Center is a professional networking and career development space for basic and translational scientists to connect and learn more about emerging technologies in research for respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine. SIC studio talks will be centered around the core principles of networking, career assistance, education, and social opportunities. Through its collaboration with several ATS Assemblies, the SIC programming features exciting new initiatives of interest to all ATS members.

Don’t Miss ATS 2024 Highlights: On Demand

Don’t forget that ATS 2024 Highlights: On Demand are available to all conference registrants! On Demand will give you access to the Opening Ceremony, Plenary Session, Keynote Series, Clinical Year in Review, Adult Clinical Core Curriculum, and so much more. The topics will cover ILD, asthma, health equity, and CF, to name just a few. On Demand content will be accessible to all ATS 2024 full conference and On Demand registrants until March 2025.