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Important Visa Information

Important notice for international attendees

The US government is currently experiencing a partial shutdown. This impacts U.S. embassies and their ability to process international visas, causing a backlog. Therefore, if you live in a country that requires a visa to enter the US, it is important that you submit your visa application as soon as possible, even if you are only considering attending the conference, to ensure the quickest possible processing of your application once the government reopens. At that time, should you encounter problems, please contact Chris Hughes, Associate Director, Global Health at the ATS (chughes@thoracic.org), for assistance. When emailing, please include the words “Visa Issues” in the subject line of your email.