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 The ATS Center highlights Society resources, hosts on-demand events such as the Women’s Forum, Diversity forum, Public Advisory Roundtable programming and webinars from our government partners. The Center also offers custom Zoom backgrounds to personalize the attendee conference experience, provides resources to help attendees reset and refocus through guided meditation and accessible yoga, and encourage attendees to have some fun by taking on the San Diego Sleuth challenge.

All content will continue to be available on-demand through July 2. Please click here to register.

Available On-Demand

Women's Forum

The annual ATS Women's Forum recognizes the achievements and supports the advancement of women in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and research. The forum provides a valuable opportunity for women to find value in the inspirational messages and career insights the speakers share.

Our Keynote speaker this year is Michelle Ng Gong MD, MS Chief, Division of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gong will share her career insights with the audience.

We will also recognize and hear remarks from the 2021 recipient of the Elizabeth A. Rich Award, Bethany Moore PhD. The Elizbeth Rich Award is presented to an outstanding woman in ATS who has made significant contributions in the fields of pulmonary, critical car and sleep medicine.

The forum is organized and presented by the ATS Membership Committee, and its chair Clement Ren MD, MBA, ATSF.

Diversity Forum

The annual ATS Diversity Forum focuses on diversity within the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and research. All conference attendees are invited to attend this event to find inspiration and valuable career insights.

The Diversity Forum’s Keynote this year is Dr. Charlene E. Le Fauve, PhD, who became the first Senior Advisor to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) in December 2016. In this role, Dr. Le Fauve supports Dr. Marie Bernard who serves as the NIH acting COSWD as she leads NIH’s effort to diversify the biomedical research workforce by developing a vision and comprehensive strategy to expand recruitment and retention and promote inclusiveness and equity throughout the biomedical research enterprise. Dr. Le Fauve came to COSWD from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) where she served as Deputy Director of the Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health. Prior to joining NIMH, she was a Senior Policy Coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services where she led coordination and clearance activities of regulations, policy, and other reports for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and for implementation of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act. Her federal career spans 20 years and includes leadership and health scientist roles at NIDA, NIAAA, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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.

The Diversity Forum is organized and presented by the ATS Membership Committee and will be hosted by its Chair Clement Ren MD, MBA, ATSF and Vice Chair Meshell Johnson, MD. The Minority Trainee Development Scholarships are supported by the American Thoracic Society.