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Call for Abstracts and Case Reports

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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 case report or a series of associated cases.


To support the scientific community during COVID-19, there were adjustments made to the timeline of the abstract submission, review, and programming for the ATS 2021 International Conference. Due to this change, the Call for Late Breaking Abstracts cannot be offered for ATS 2021. Please note that any research in progress but not yet completed can be submitted by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020.



Steps for Selecting Category and Review Assembly

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


Type → Classification → Discipline → SubclassificationReview Assembly


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 abstract submission:





  • Abstracts must meet the above criteria to be considered for presentation at the conference.
  • Please log in using your ATS username and password. If you do not have an account, please click on “Create Account.”
  • ATS Membership is not a prerequisite for participating in the program. 
  • The ATS International Conference Committee will plan the sessions based on accepted abstracts and case reports. Abstracts are accepted based on submission criteria and relative merit.
  • For questions on submitting scientific abstracts and case reports, please contact the American Thoracic Society at conference@thoracic.org.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2020 (5 p.m. ET)



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.