Program
Fellows Track Symposium

The ATS is very excited to announce the launch of the ATS Fellows Track Symposium (FTS) at the ATS 2014 International Conference in San Diego. The 2014 FTS programs will allow for 150 fellows in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep program to attend a two-day course covering cutting-edge topics in the field of respiratory medicine.

The ATS gratefully acknowledges educational grants from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., AstraZeneca LP, Genentech, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in support of the Fellows Track Symposium.

In-Kind Support has generously been provided by FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.


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Questions? If you have questions about award criteria or eligibility, please send an email to fellows@thoracic.org or call Elizabeth Guzman 212-315-8627 or Lauren Lynch 212-315-8698.

Overview

  • The ATS FTS will provide pulmonary, critical care and sleep fellows who are enrolled in an ACGME-accredited, U.S. training program with an orientation to the sessions most relevant to them at the ATS 2014 International Conference in San Diego.
  • The FTS will include faculty presentations on clinical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders, including sepsis, COPD, lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The FTS will also feature four breakout sessions and one ultrasonography dinner symposium.
  • FTS participants have the opportunity to interact with world-renowned faculty speakers and leading experts in informal settings during meals and breaks.
  • Each topic discussed during the symposium will correspond to specific sessions and poster presentations at ATS 2014.
  • As part of the registration process, the ATS will require participating fellows to take a pre-test to assess their knowledge, allowing faculty members to customize the program to specifically address weaknesses or gaps in learning.

Objectives

The 2014 FTS will allow fellows to:

  • Maximize their educational experience of pulmonary, critical care and sleep at the ATS 2014 International Conference;
  • Synthesize and discuss current and emerging trends in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine;
  • Integrate up-to-date, cutting-edge information into the diagnosis and management of clinical care pathways in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine;
  • Interpret clinical implications of case studies reviewed during expert panel discussions;
  • Utilize enhanced core competencies in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine to improve patient care;
  • Apply new skills, standard-of-care clinical behaviors and evidence-based best practices in their daily medical practice.

Course Chair

  • Deborah Shure, MD

Pillar Co-Chairs

  • Pulmonary: Carolyn Welsh, MD, University of Colorado
  • Critical Care: Neil MacIntyre, MD, Duke University
  • Sleep: Barbara Phillips, MD, University of Kentucky

Agenda

Click here to download and view the official program.

Eligibility

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Every ACGME-accredited, U.S.-based training program is invited to designate one pulmonary, critical care or sleep fellow per program to attend the FTS.
  • More than one fellow per institution may apply. Second fellows will be placed on a waiting list. If all slots are not filled by ATS we will contact those fellows on the waiting list.

Application

How do I apply?

  • AT THIS TIME, THE ATS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 FTS PROGRAM. ALL ACCEPTED FELLOWS WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. QUESTIONS? SEND AN EMAIL TO EGUZMAN@THORACIC.ORG.

How are applications accepted/received?

  • Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2013. We will accept fellows on a rolling basis.
  • The ATS will accept one fellow per training program; however, more than one fellow per program may apply and will be put on a waiting list. The ATS will award more than one fellow per program based on the amount of applications received.

What happens if I am selected?

If a fellow is selected for the 2014 FTS, he/she will be awarded:

  • A travel scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to help defray the cost of travel to attend the 2014 International Conference. If travel to the conference presents a staffing issue or conflict, then unfortunately the fellow will not be eligible.
  • Meals for the duration of the FTS program.
  • Accepted FTS fellows are required to make their own hotel and travel arrangements.

Do I need to register/attend the ATS International Conference?

  • Yes, accepted fellows still need to register and attend the ATS international Conference. Attendance at the International Conference is mandatory and a fellow’s inability to stay for the duration will jeopardize receiving the award. Registration for the International Conference will open early December.
ATS 2014 International Conference
Registration Rates
EARLY BIRD
(through March 19)
LATE ADVANCE
March 20-May 15
ONSITE
May 16-May 21
In-Training Member $190 $225 $290
In-Training Non Member $265 $300 $365

What is a FTS post report?

Each selected fellow is required to submit a formal report to ATS describing 1) the professional knowledge they gained from attending the 2014 ATS FTS and the International Conference and 2) how they’ve applied this knowledge in their daily practice. This report is due later no later than Friday, June 27, 2014.

Continuing Medical Education

The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The designation of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™ per session will be available in January and in the Final Program. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.