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Diversity Forum

Sunday, May 21, 2017
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m
Renaissance Washington Downtown
Grand Ballroom North (Ballroom Level)

The annual ATS Diversity Forum focuses on diversity within the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and research. At the 2017 forum we are pleased to welcome Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health, as our speaker. Dr. Perez-Stable, who was named to this position in 2015, has been called “a highly respected leader with rich experience in advancing efforts to eliminate health disparities.” His interests have included  improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations and improving cross-cultural communication skills among health care professionals. He will address career and diversity issues followed by a question and answer period.

The Minority Trainee Development Scholarships (MTDS), which recognize trainees who are members of underrepresented minority groups, will also be presented at this forum. MTDS recipients are selected for the quality of the science in their submitted abstract, among other criteria. Their abstracts will be presented at this conference.

All conference attendees, including past MTDS recipients, are invited to attend this forum which provides an opportunity for discussion and networking among attendees. Attendees will find inspiration and valuable career insights.

The Diversity Forum is organized and presented by the ATS Membership Committee and will be hosted by its chair Yolanda Mageto, MD, MPH. The Minority Trainee Development Scholarships are supported by the American Thoracic Society.

Registration is required. There is no fee to attend this event and tickets will not be issued; however, conference badges are required for admission. A plated lunch will be served.