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Call for Abstracts and Case Reports


The ATS is accepting the submission of scientific and case report abstracts on all aspects of respiratory disease, critical care, and sleep medicine. Abstracts can report on basic, translational, and clinical science research; epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, and psychosocial investigations; or educational and quality improvement projects.

  • Scientific Abstracts: Research on respiratory disease, critical care and sleep medicine, including quality improvement projects.
  • Case Reports: Interesting and unique reports describing a single clinical case.

Steps for Selecting Category and Review Assembly

Those submitting abstracts and case reports will be asked to define the following:

Please note that these steps allow the International Conference Committee to align abstract topics with clinical and scientific interests, create more thematically-related abstract sessions, and reduce redundancies.

Below are helpful documents to assist you with the abstract submission:

Abstracts must meet the above criteria to be considered for presentation at the conference.

You will need to log into the site through the American Thoracic Society Login Site.  Please follow specific login instructions for ATS members and non-members at the bottom of the screen.

Membership in the ATS is not a prerequisite for participating in the program. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 (5 p.m. Eastern Time)

The ATS International Conference Committee will plan the abstract and case report sessions based on those that are accepted.  The International Conference Committee accepts abstracts based on submission criteria and relative merit.

For information on submitting scientific abstracts and case reports, please contact the American Thoracic Society at

Click Here to Begin the Online Abstract Submission

PLEASE NOTE: The submission fee will be based on your membership status. You must sign in with your ATS member ID. If you would like to apply for membership, please click here before your submission.