ATS has taken a leadership role in fostering meaningful dialogue between stakeholders to help advance science by hosting ATS Convening Conferences.
The ATS is uniquely positioned to convene experts from academia, industry, government agencies and patient advocacy groups to discuss areas of mutual concern.
As an example, in 2012 the ATS convened the “Fibrosis Across Organs Symposium” which brought together global experts in lung, liver, kidney, heart and skin fibrosis to discuss the similarities and differences of fibrotic disease processes and learn from each field’s scientific advances. The collaborative impact of convening experts for a collaborative discussion to tackle important scientific questions is a hallmark of ATS Convening Conferences. Similar events are planned for the future.
- Open-Access Biorepository for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. The Way Forward
- ATS Holds First Fibrosis Across Organs Symposium to Explore Future Directions for Research and Treatment