ATS 2022 Call for Input

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The American Thoracic Society is planning the 2022 International Conference as an in-person program in San Francisco May 13-18. Although we hope to gather together, there is still some uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the in-person conference. This may necessitate offering some programming and events in a virtual environment.

The ATS is seeking input for sessions in all areas of respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine with a clinical, basic science and/or translational focus. Input should be in the form of a session proposal in any of the following types:

  • Postgraduate Course (Didactic)
  • Postgraduate Course (Skills-Based)
  • Scientific Symposium
  • Meet the Expert

Call for Input

5 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 30, 2021

All Proposals Must Be Submitted Online Through the ATS Call for Input Website


    The ATS does not permit the submission of proposals that include the presentation of information or data from an ATS Guideline that may not be approved by the time of the 2022 International Conference.
    • Session submitters, chairs and presenters including information contained in guidelines developed by other organizations are responsible for adhering to the organization’s rules of presentation, publication and confidentiality
    This is not the Assembly Project submission site. Please click here for more information about the Assembly Projects.


Proposers are required to review the ATS Privacy Policy and agree to allow the collection and use of personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.  Proposers are further required to confirm that permission has been received from proposed chairs and speakers to provide personal information. 


One of the ATS initiatives is to offer programming specifically geared toward the professional development of students, residents, clinical and post-doctoral fellows and early career faculty to aid in the pursuit of successful careers in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. The ATS has charged the Members in Transition and Training (MITT) Committee with addressing the needs of this audience.  Those wishing to propose a session which covers the advancement of this group of young professionals are strongly encouraged to seek the input of the MITT Committee in relation to the content of your proposal prior to its submission.  You may contact the MITT Committee staff representative, Elizabeth Guzman (


The ATS is interested in expanding International Conference education content related to health disparities and health care equity related to gender, race, ethnicity, and economical background.  For proposals relating to clinical topics, the ATS asks proposers to consider a talk relating to health care equality as it relates to pathogenesis, manifestations, treatment and reporting of lung disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. 


In addition to the general call for proposals outlined above, the ATS is seeking proposals for the Basic Science Core. ATS will consider scientific symposia proposals covering the following topic:

  • Senescence and Its Emerging Role in Lung Disease

If your proposal deals with this topic, please be sure to mark it to be considered for the Basic Science Core track.  Symposia covering this topic should be submitted to the appropriate Assembly for review as with all proposals.  Each proposal will be reviewed by the Assembly, and if accepted, will be considered for the track by the International Conference Committee. 

Please follow the links below for important information related to submitting a proposal for the ATS 2022 International Conference:


The International Conference Committee includes representatives of the ATS Assemblies, each of which is responsible for the review and programming of sessions in particular areas.  When submitting a proposal, you will need to identify the Assembly by which you would like your session reviewed.

The proposal form is made up of several sections, each requiring differing information.  Review what types of information are needed so you may collect it prior to starting your submission.

  1. You will need to log into the site using your American Thoracic Society Login.
  2. Choose the Session Type you wish to submit from the Session List and click the + Add new button next to the Type.
  3. You may enter the proposal submission site to prepare your proposal as often as you want; the information that you supply in your proposal will be saved when you click the Save and Continue button on each page.
  4. Please review your proposal for accuracy prior to submission.  When all the required fields are complete and you are satisfied with your proposal, you may submit it by clicking the Finalize & Lock button. Once you have locked your proposal, it cannot be recalled for editing.  Only proposals in the Locked status will be reviewed and considered for the program.
  5. You will receive an email confirming your proposal shortly after submission.  If you do not receive the email, please contact the ATS office:
  6. Your proposal must be submitted on or before Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 5 p.m. EDT through the online submission process.  Proposals received after June 30 will not be considered.   Proposals received on a paper form or through email will not be considered.
  7. Your proposal will be reviewed by the Assembly indicated on the form and ranked with all other proposals.
  8. If your session is chosen for the program, you will be notified after the September meeting of the International Conference Committee and you will be expected to confirm your program and speakers at that time.