ATS 2013 Sessions

ATS 2013 Philadelphia will offer the latest information on clinical, basic and translational science in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. The program will be presented in the following formats:

Abstract Sessions: oral and poster presentations of original scientific research and unique and interesting case reports.

Clinical Topics in Pulmonary Medicine Track: a comprehensive program for the practicing physician.

Critical Care Track: a conference-long track covering all aspects of critical care medicine.

Meet the Professor Seminars: informal, one-hour lunch sessions. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Postgraduate Courses: full-day courses held on Friday and Saturday. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Scientific Symposia: educational sessions covering clinical, basic and translational science and behavioral issues.

Sunrise Seminars: informal, one-hour breakfast sessions. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Thematic Seminar Series: multi-part sessions in the Sunrise Seminar and Meet the Professor Seminar format. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Registrants must attend all parts.

Workshops: lunchtime programs held each day. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Year in Review Track: a daily series which offers a review of the past year’s literature on clinical and research topics.

CORE PROGRAMS

Clinical Core Curriculum Track: a daily track offering core curriculum content in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Corresponding modules will be submitted to the ABIM for consideration of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II points.

Pediatric Clinical Core Curriculum: two postgraduate courses and three sessions offering core curriculum content in pediatric pulmonology. Corresponding modules will be submitted to the ABP for consideration of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II credits.

Science Core Program: a track offered on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday focused on Lung Tissue Injury and Repair.

ADMISSION BY NAME BADGE
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Scientific Symposium
  • Clinical Topics in Medicine Track
  • Critical Care Track
  • Year in Review
  • Clinical and Pediatric Core Curriculum Sessions
  • Science Core Sessions
  • Mini Symposia
  • Poster Discussion Sessions
  • Thematic Poster Sessions
  • Amberson Lecture/Award Session
  • Plenary Session
  • ATS Recognition Awards for Scientific Accomplishments Session
  • Diversity Forum
  • Women’s Forum
  • Career Development Exchange
  • Exhibit Hall
 ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY
  • Postgraduate Courses
  • Sunrise Seminars
  • Meet the Professor Seminars
  • Thematic Seminar Series
  • Workshops
  • Assembly Dinners/Receptions
AUDIENCE CAPTURE

In order to provide the ATS with specific information about the attendance for individual sessions, the ATS will scan the badges of each audience member to capture the demographics of the audience in several sessions. This information will assist the ATS in developing session content for future conferences. Thank you for your cooperation.

FACULTY DISCLOSURES

In accordance with ACCME and ATS policies, everyone in a position to control educational content (planners and presenters) of all International Conference sessions designated as CME have been instructed to disclose (a) any commercial interests (personal financial relationships) held within the past 3 years by themselves or their spouse/life partner if one, that are relevant to the subject matter of their presentation(s) or session(s), (b) any relevant non-commercial, non-governmental interests (such as funding by private foundations or organizations) held within the past 3 years, (c) any professional interactions with the tobacco industry within the past 10 years, and (d) if a product discussed in their presentation isn’t labeled for the use under discussion.

FULL CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

The full abstracts presented at the Conference are available on DVD at the following locations:

  • Friday, Saturday, Wednesday:  ATS Center Satellite Booth, in the Grand Hall (200 Level), Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Sunday-Tuesday, ATS Center Booth #1029 in the Exhibit Hall
CONFERENCE EVALUATION

Your opinion matters!  Conference attendees have an opportunity to evaluate their overall conference experience as well as individual sessions and speakers. The online evaluation form may be accessed from any computer with internet connection. Or you may use the designated computers located in the Grand Hall (200 Level) Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Select sessions are accredited for continuing medical education and nursing contact hours. These sessions are marked above the title in the Final Program. Certificates may also be obtained at the above-mentioned website.

PUBLICATION OF ABSTRACTS

The research and case report abstracts presented at the Conference are available electronically on the website of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine hosted by Atypon. The abstracts in the Final Program contain the publication number for each abstract to facilitate online access. Abstracts may be accessed at ajrccm.atsjournals.org where ATS members may log in using their username and password used to access regular journal issues. Non Members may access the site on a pay-per-view basis.

ATS 2013 MOBILE APP

The full Conference program and abstracts are available to iPhone, iPad and Android users through the ATS 2013 Conference app. View and bookmark sessions, speakers and abstracts and create your own personal conference itinerary. Search for ATS 2013 in the App Store. The program and abstracts may also be accessed online.

SESSION LOCATION

Sessions will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street.

RECORDING OF SESSIONS

The use of cameras and audio recording equipment (including, but not limited to, cellular phones, film, digital, and video) is prohibited anywhere during the conference without prior permission from the ATS.

Certain sessions will be audio recorded and others may be available via webcast. Click here for additional information.