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Founded in 1905, the American Thoracic Society is the world's leading medical society dedicated to accelerating the advancement of global respiratory health through multidisciplinary collaboration, education, and advocacy. Core activities of the Society’s more than 16,000 members are focused on leading scientific discoveries, advancing professional development, impacting global health, and transforming patient care. Key areas of member focus include developing clinical practice guidelines, hosting the annual International Conference, publishing four peer-reviewed journals, advocating for improved respiratory health globally, and developing an array of patient education and career development resources.

ATS helps its members to:

  • Practice at the forefront with the ATS International Conference and journals;
  • Improve patient care with statements and guidelines, and the patient education series;
  • Advance their careers by networking with leaders in respiratory medicine, and through the many programs for early career professionals;
  • Advocate for public health worldwide through U.S. and international efforts;
  • Apply for grants from the ATS Foundation Research program;
  • Improve respiratory health worldwide with the international Methods in Epidemiologic, Operations, and Clinical Research (MECOR) course;
  • Develop leadership skills by partnering in committees, assemblies and chapters.

Contact the ATS Concierge/Customer Service Department at:

Email:    Membership@thoracic.org
Phone: +1 (212) 315-8684

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