Journal Club

Journal Club

The Assembly on Pulmonary Infection and Tuberculosis (PI-TB) invites ATS members interested in research pertaining to the pathogenesis, host response, diagnosis and management of lower respiratory tract infections to participate in our Journal Club series. The program emphasizes research addressing novel, controversial and timely issues. We host quarterly live webinar- and Twitter-based journal clubs with an emphasis on high-impact research from basic, translational, and clinical research perspectives. 

Each session features:

  • A summary of the journal article, typically by one of the article’s authors.
  • An interactive web-based platform, which allows real-time discussion both online and on the phone.  These platform allows for dynamic discussion and simultaneous questions.
  • Live Twitter discussions starting at the time of the journal club and continuing for 48 hours after the live session is complete. This allows busy clinicians and researchers an opportunity to participate, even if they cannot join during the live session. Please follow us at @ATS_PITB.

We invite you to participate in our journal club sessions. If you have any suggestions or questions about future journal clubs please contact:

Amali Samarasinghe 
Journal Club Coordinator

Chad Marion
Journal Club Coordinator


Upcoming Journal Clubs

The Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis (PI-TB) Assembly is pleased to announce its next webinar Journal Club scheduled for the 10th of July 2019 at 9:30 am EDT.

The article “Enrichment of the lung microbiome with oral taxa is associated with lung inflammation of a Th17 phenotype” published in Nature Microbiology will be presented by Benjamin Wu (New York State University).

Our expert discussants are, Drs. 

  • Bethany Moore and Robert Dickson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Ian Lewkowich (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital).

We invite you to join us for this live journal club webinar and look forward to a lively discussion.

We use a web-based platform, which allows real-time discussion both online and on the phone making this an interactive journal club, as well as live Twitter discussion. Please use a landline phone or VoIP for the call and for Twitter participant follow up at @ATS_PITB and follow the discussion at #Th17. The Twitter discussion will start at the time of the journal club and continue for the following 2 days. You will need to register for the webinar in order to participate in the journal club.  To reserve your Webinar seat today please click here.

Best Regards,

Amali Samarasinghe, PhD (Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center) and

Chad Marion, MD (Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University)


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Last Reviewed: June 2019