Attendee Demographics

We know that as an industry professional you depend on the registration data to make an informed decision. We are pleased to present you with the certified audit data from the ATS 2012 International Conference. This certified audit is part of our continued commitment to earning your confidence; a commitment to transparency, integrity, and value for our Exhibitors and Supporting Partners.

The Event Attendance Audit is reviewed by an independent and certified auditor to objectively confirm the number of Paid Conference and Exhibits Only Attendees who actually attended the conference. The Event Audit Report presents the audited data in summary form.

Click here to download the full report.

Not all shows are audited. The American Thoracic Society is proud to be the first healthcare conference to provide independent, third-party validated attendance and demographic data to their exhibitors. We believe it is important for you to see an audit from the ATS, for several reasons:

  1. To provide you confidence and consistency in published registration data.
  2. To help ensure your conference objectives are realistic and achievable
  3. To help you budget and plan more effectively.
AUDIT RESULTS
ATS Conference Attendees (includes session speakers) 12,477
Exhibit Only Attendees 37
Total Professional Attendance: 12,514
Guests 379
Media 72
Exhibitors, Non-Exhibiting Supporters & support staff 1,696
Total overall attendance 14,661

 

PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCE
US (includes Puerto Rico, Guam and APO military bases) – 6,380
International – 6,104
Not identified by geographic breakout - 30

For specific breakdown by state or by country please see the full audit. Percentages shown are based on attendance as a whole.  

US Only
New England (MN, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) 5.8%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 9.1%
East North Central (OH, IN, IL, MI, WI) 7%
West North Central (MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS 2.7%
South Atlantic (DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL) 8.3%
East South Central (KY, TN, AL, MS) 1.8%
West South Central (AK, LA, OK, TX) 2.5%
Mountain (MT, ID, CO, NM, AZ, UT, NV) 3.1%
Pacific (AK, WA, OR, CA, HI) 10.8%

International:
Asia 9.7%, Middle East .8%, Europe 23.9%, Africa 0.4%, Canada 5.6%, Mexico .7%, Caribbean 0.1%, Central America 0.3%, South America 4.7%, Asia Pacific 2.4%

Attendees by Specialty (attendees could select more than one response)

Administration/Management 733
Advocacy 67
Allergy/Immunology 1,499
Anesthesiology 168
Basic Microbiology 140
Behavioral Science 89
Biochemistry 379
Biomedical Engineering 215
Biophysics 113
Biostatistics 170
Business Management 117
Cardiology (Adult) 304
Cardiology (Pediatric) 67
Cardiology (Other) 65
Cell and Molecular Biology 1,356
Clinical Microbiology 74
Critical Care (Adult) 2,911
Critical Care (Pediatric) 168
Critical Care (Other) 128
Dentistry 11
Economics 62
Education 411
Emergency Medicine 146
Environmental Medicine 252
Epidemiology 542
Family Medicine 66
Genetics 380
Geriatrics 44
Health Policy 113
Healthcare Regulation 38
Hospitalist 209
Immunology 858
Infectious Disease 609
Informatics/Info Systems 68
Internal Medicine 1,048
Journalism 16
Law 7
Marketing 168
Neonatology 109
Neuroscience 95
Nursing 128
Occupational Medicine 158
Oncology 266
Palliative Care 92
Pathology 205
Pediatrics 619
Pharmacology 502
Pharmacy 129
Physical Therapy 105
Physiology, Cellular 345
Physiology, Integrative/Organ Systems 454
Preventive Medicine 66
Psychiatry 23
Psychology 36
Public Health 309
Pulmonary (Adult) 5,452
Pulmonary (Pediatric) 1,093
Quality Improvement 165
Radiology 116
Rehabilitation 234
Respiratory Therapy 800
Sleep Medicine 1,080
Social Sciences 22
Surgery, Thoracic 153
Surgery, Other 52
Technician/Technical Support 68
Veterinary Medicine 36
Other 381
Specialty Not Identified 1,335

Attendees by Worksetting (attendees could select more than one response)

Academic Institution, Private

2,371

Academic Institution, Public

3,482

Hospital, Community

1,027

Hospital, University

3,378

Hospital, Other

768

Group Practice

467

Individual Practice

432

Community Health Center

117

Industry/Device

155

Industry/Research

469

Industry/Pharma

891

Government, Federal

315

Government, Local

96

Government, State

161

Government, International

65

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

70

Military

39

Veteran Affairs

261

Professional Society (employee)

45

Quality Assurance

24

Research Laboratory

984

Other

277

Worksetting Not Identified

1,322

Attendees by Degree

BA 219
BSN 28
BPharm 89
BS 508
DDS 2
DMD 6
DNSc 4
DO 117
D Phil 25
DrPH 232
DrPT 27
DVM 33
JD 11
MA 52
MBA 121
MBBS 335
MBChB 172
MD 7,160
MHS 9
MPH 48
MS 409
MSN 29
NP 40
PA 20
PharmD 165
PhD 1,925
RN 92
RRT 73
ScD 29
Not Identified by Degree 534

Topics of Interest (attendees could select more than one response)

Congenital, Genetic and Developmental Lung Disease 2,058
Cystic Fibrosis 1,668
Diseases of Airway Movement and Air Ways 5,534
Asthma 4,467
COPD 4,222
Bronchiectasis 2,318
Diseases of Pleura and Chest Wall 1,917
Mesothelioma 662
Pleural Effusion 1,205
Environmental, Exposure-Related and Occupational Lung Disease 2,064
Infectious Lung Diseases 3,726
Pneumonia 2,438
Pleural Infections 1,317
Fungal Lung Diseases 1,344
Tuberculosis 1,592
Interstitial Lung Diseases 3,733
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 2,441
Lung Cancers 2,708
Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonitis 2,059
Sarcoidosis 1,369
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis 764
Pulmonary Vascular Disease 3,012
Pulmonary Hypertension 2,330
Respiratory Failure 3,669
Sepsis 2,197
Shock 1,876
ARDS 2,427
Sleep Related and / Neuromuscular Breathing Disorder 2,041
Obstructive Sleep Apnea 1,591
Myasthenia Gravis 481
Systemic Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System 1,273
HIV/AIDS 713
Not Identified by Topic of Interest 1,489