Mission Statement

Mission Statement

I. Name

This organization shall be known as the American Thoracic Society Scientific Assembly on Environmental and Occupational Health (ATS SAEOH).

II. Objectives

  1. To promote discussion and evaluation studies concerned with the relation between environmental or occupational factors and respiratory health.
  2. To collect, interpret and disseminate information concerning the effects of the environment and occupation on respiratory tract.
  3. To idenitfy unsolved problems relating to the impact of the environment and occupation on respiratory health.
  4. To encourage communication among persons concerned with the impact of the environment on respiratory health.
  5. To develop workshops and symposia in environmental and occupational health.
  6. To promote the teaching of these subjects to students of the health sciences.

III. Scope

The following areas shall be emphasized by the Assembly:

Environmental lung disease related to air pollution, occupational exposure, tobacco smoke, and other environmental factors. Epidemiological and laboratory approaches will receive major emphasis.

Last Reviewed: June 2016