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ATS MECOR Latin America


ATS Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research (MECOR)

MECOR Latin America Program



Panama City, Panama 2023

Dates:  19-24 August, 2024
Location:   Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Registration Fee:

ALAT, ATS, and national societies members:

$200 USD - Early bird, until March 15th, 2024

$250 USD - After March 15th, 2024



$300 USD - Early bird, until March 15th, 2024

$350 USD - After March 15th, 2024

(The registration fee will only be charged for accepted applications)
Application Dates:

Opening: February 15th, 2024

Closing: April 15th, 2024

Application: Click here to apply
MECOR Faculty:  MECOR Course Director: Juliana Ferreira
MECOR Course Coordinator: Berenice Soto Monciváis
ATS Senior Manager, Global Health: Jadir Oliveira


ATS MECOR 2.0 Program

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research (MECOR) Program is a multi-level research methods training course intended for clinicians, investigators, academicians, and public health professionals who primarily work with pulmonary diseases. The objective of the MECOR Program is to prepare current or aspiring investigators, academicians, clinicians and public health practitioners to design and conduct research that is relevant to the needs of the settings in which they work.  The overall goal of the MECOR Program is to aid the improvement of global lung health through the development of local, country, and regional lung disease research capacity in low and middle-income countries. For additional information in Spanish and Portuguese, please click here to visit the ALAT website.

Program Structure

During the spring of 2018, the ATS launched MECOR 2.0, which includes a ground-up redesign of the curriculum, course organization, and faculty/mentorship opportunities. The updated program capitalizes and builds upon the program’s extensive experience and expertise with the renewed goal that each participant completes the program with a research manuscript ready for publication.  The curriculum utilizes a “flipped classroom” active learning teaching model with seminar style classroom sessions and a focus on one to one instruction with a learning management system available for students, faculty, and alumni.  

The ATS MECOR 2.0 Curriculum is designed to provide training through a series of intensive one week-long classroom-based programs that combine online remote learning activities, lectures, group discussion and individual protocol development time with a mentor over a 2-year period.