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International Attendees

Approximately 42 percent of conference attendees come from outside the United States to network and engage with colleagues on the latest advances in respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine. If you are planning to join us for ATS 2018, we would like to share some tips to help you more easily navigate the visa process.

As there are now extra steps in the U.S. visa waiver system, we recommend that you visit the U.S. State Department website to learn about the new process and the visa waiver program. Also, be sure to check with the U.S. Embassy in your home country to determine whether there are additional steps in the process for your specific country, as well as any changes in the length of the visa process.

If you are facing challenges in securing your visa, please contact one of the following individuals who will be happy to assist you:

Douglas K. daCosta
ESS, International

Fran Du Melle
Chief, Global Health, American Thoracic Society

Travel Tip for International Attendees
Hotels typically hold hotel room reservations until Midnight of the day it starts. After that they may make the room available for other guests. If you are traveling to the conference from abroad and might arrive at the hotel later than 12:00 a.m. please contact the hotel as soon as possible. Inform them that you may be delayed and are requesting a delayed check-in. This will help ensure your room is waiting for you when you arrive.