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Membership Benefits


Join more than 16,000 health care providers and researchers around the world and become a member of the American Thoracic Society today. As an ATS member, you’ll gain access to cutting-edge science, collaboration opportunities, discounts on the annual ATS International Conference, and resources to share with patients. The ATS offers multiple ways to get involved, from Assembly membership to in-person networking opportunities, as well as an online community offered through DocMatter. Learn more about benefits of membership below, and find your next breakthrough with the ATS!




  • Join 3 of the 14 ATS Assemblies within the broad fields of respiratory disease and critical care medicine - at NO cost.

  • Help advocate for cleaner air, smoking cessation and tuberculosis control, among other public health issues.
  • Stay abreast of practice and political and regulatory developments with subscriptions to the ATS Coding & Billing Quarterly and the Washington Letter.



  • Support the ATS Research Program, which aids young investigators at a crucial point in their careers.

  • The ATS has partnered with DocMatter to facilitate online collaboration among our member physicians, researchers, and industry experts, to create a community for high-quality, clinical discussions among our members.

Additional Member Benefits:


Society Leadership Rights & Privileges

  • Right to vote for ATS leaders, and to serve as ATS-wide committee chairs and committee members (Full and Trainee members only)
  • Right to hold ATS-wide office (Full members only)
  • Right to receive ATS-wide recognition and awards