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International Participants Center

Sunday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 23 • 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 • 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Hall D (Middle Building, Level 2)

All International Participants are invited to visit the ATS 2017 International Participants Center during their time at the International Conference.

The Center is designed to enhance the conference experience for participants from outside North America, as well as provide opportunities for all participants to become more knowledgeable about ATS international activities. The Center also provides a place to meet with colleagues, network, or just relax during your time at ATS 2017.

While at the ATS International Participants Center, visit with the ATS International Activities Staff from the Washington Office or make use of the Center amenities including:

  • Computer stations to access your email and the Internet
  • Complimentary snacks, coffee, and soda
  • Space to meet with colleagues, network, or relax

Grant Writing for Investigators from Low and Middle Income Countries Discussion

On Monday, May 22, Noon - 1:15 p.m., the International Participants Center will host a grant writing for investigators discussion.  This seminar is open to any MECOR Program graduate interested in learning specific skills on how to write competitive grants for ATS Foundation awards, and/or any Investigators currently working in low and middle-income countries who are interested in learning about the grant writing process.


Juliana Ferreira, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Cecilia M Patino, University of Southern California, USA

At the end of the session the participants should be able to:

  • To describe and summarize basic components of a grant proposal
  • To describe specific grant strategies for writing a successful application for the ATS Foundation Awards
  • To formulate a list of common characteristics grant reviewers look for in competitive grant proposals

Mark Your Calendars!  - Reception for International Participants

A networking event is taking place at the International Participants Center in recognition of international participants attending the ATS 2017, and to honor this year’s International Trainee/MECOR Scholarship Awardees.  It will be held from 4:15 – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, and open to all international participants, current and former International Trainee/MECOR award recipients, and their colleagues.