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Innovations in Fellowship Education

Innovations in Fellowship Education

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Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2018

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is calling for all adult and pediatric fellowship training programs to submit an abstract showcasing innovative best education done within their pulmonary, critical care, sleep or allergy training program for consideration for the 2019 ATS Innovations in Fellowship Education (IFE) Program. To submit an abstract, CLICK HERE.

The ATS understands and values the importance of a fellowship training program that is designed to ensure academic and clinical success and lifelong learning. Abstracts will be evaluated for their innovation, transferability, sustainability, and outcomes, with an emphasis on innovation. Recipients will be:

  • Recognized in the ATS News, ATS Stat, and with signage throughout the 2019 ATS International Conference in Dallas, Texas
  • Presented with a plaque at the Section on Medical Education meeting.
  • The top Innovations submitter will be invited to speak and share their educational innovation at the APCCMPD-ATS-PEPTDA Forum
  • All abstract submissions will be published in the Innovations in Fellowship Education booklet and shared with members of the ATS for the benefit of all programs.

Who Can Apply

  • All pulmonary, allergy, critical care, and sleep fellowship training programs are eligible.
  • Abstracts may be submitted by training program directors, associate training program directors, fellow trainees or medical educators.
  • If you are not a program director submitting an abstract on behalf of your program, please have your fellowship program director send a brief email of acknowledgement to Lauren Lynch @

The deadline to submit Innovations in Fellowship Education abstract is Monday, November 5, 2018.

The ATS Training Committee also encourages you to submit your abstracts to the general ATS 2019 Call for Abstracts for consideration. Innovations abstract authors are encouraged to submit via the ATS Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Sciences Research (BSHSR) under the Professional, Education and Training sub classification. If selected, the BSHSR Assembly in collaboration with the Section on Medical Education, will program the Innovations abstracts in a session based on the best fit.

Please note: the Innovations in Fellowship Education and ATS 2019 Call for Abstracts programs have separate review processes, timelines and abstract submission websites.

For more information, contact Lauren Lynch, director of ATS education programs at

Thank you,

Anna Brady, MD
Innovations Co-Chair

May Lee, MD
Innovations Co-Chair

Last Reviewed: September 2018