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Thank you for your interest in the ATS International Conference, held each year in May. Below are the policies and guidelines for news media covering the conference, as well as public relations professionals who are interested in our onsite press operations.


Press credentials are available to representatives of print, broadcast, and electronic general interest media, and medical and scientific media (collectively known as “press”).


The press room will feature work stations with computers, notebook hook-ups, and Internet access. Registered journalists will have access to news releases detailing important research findings presented at the conference, as well as a schedule of press conferences. Scientific and clinical experts in respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine will be present during news briefings to answer questions and provide background information. Press room staff will be available to arrange interviews with experts during international conference.


No outside marketing materials or press releases are permitted in the press room. An area immediately outside the press room will be designated for non-ATS news releases (e.g., those provided by organizations and exhibitors). Please note that:

  • These press materials will not be reviewed or endorsed by the ATS, and will be so designated.
  • These press materials must specifically pertain to research being presented at this conference.
  • Exhibitors and representatives of industry, marketing, advertising, and communications/public relations firms or companies producing print or electronic materials for these purposes may not register as press.
  • Individuals who are not registered as press may not use the press room or attend press events at any time, with the exception of researchers approved by press room staff who are meeting with credentialed journalists.
  • Media events or news briefings other than those organized by the ATS are not permitted in any meeting areas, including occupied hotels, for the duration of the ATS International Conference.

The subjects of press releases and press conferences are determined by ATS staff in consultation with ATS members involved in International Conference programming. All news releases regarding scientific presentations made during the ATS conference must indicate that they are embargoed for release at the date/time the data are presented at the conference or news briefing (if applicable).

For information about the ATS International Conference or press credentials, contact:
Dacia Morris
Director, Communications and Marketing
The American Thoracic Society
25 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-315-8620