ATS Vice President Lynn Schnapp, MD, ATSF, who received her MD and medicine residency training from the University of Pennsylvania, shares some of her personal insights into all the city has to offer ATS 2020 attendees.

Destination Philadelphia!

From the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and the Museum of the American Revolution, to Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Zoo and world-famous cheesesteaks, Philadelphia is a city rich in history and culture. To help you plan a full Philadelphia experience, we’ve highlighted some of the most popular must-see attractions in the City of Brotherly Love. Take a look!


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Conference Location

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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