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Women's Forum

Monday, May 21
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

The annual ATS Women's Forum recognizes the achievements and supports the advancement of women in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and research. We are pleased to have A. Sonia Buist, MD, Professor Emerita of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, as our speaker. 

Dr. Buist is an ATS past president and the founder of the ATS Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research (MECOR) program. She is a passionate advocate for advancing global public health policy through research, and truly embodies the ATS vision of “helping the world breathe.” Dr. Buist will discuss issues that are relevant to female medical professionals followed by a question and answer period.

In addition, the 2017 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award, which honors the memory and work of Elizabeth Rich, MD, will be presented to a female ATS member. The awardee will be a woman who has made significant achievements in the practice or science of pulmonary, critical care, or sleeps medicine; demonstrated leadership in her field; and has shown dedicated mentorship of junior colleagues. The award recipient will also address the audience.

The forum provides a valuable opportunity for women to meet new colleagues and ATS leaders. Men are also welcome to attend the forum. Attendees will find value in the inspirational messages and career insights the speakers share as well as vibrant networking opportunities.

The forum is organized and presented by the ATS Membership Committee, and will be hosted by Janet Lee, MD, chair of the committee.

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.