Core Curriculum Call for Faculty

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Since 2012, the American Thoracic Society’s Core Curriculum has provided ATS members the opportunity to participate in relevant clinical reviews while fulfilling Maintenance of Certification requirements. The Core Curriculum consists of a presentation at the ATS International Conference, contribution to an enduring maintenance of certification question module, and a potential scholarly product in the pillars of adult pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and pediatric pulmonary medicine.

We are writing to ask you to consider nominating a colleague to participate in the ATS 2024 Core Curriculum.

Who should you nominate?
Invited contributors must commit to participation in all program facets listed below. There is a considerable amount of work involved in the process with strict deadlines.

Candidates for participation should possess the following qualifications:

  • Early career faculty; exceptionally qualified senior fellows graduating in 2024 or associate professors will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Ability to work collaboratively (give and receive feedback, make edits when suggested, etc.)
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Skill and experience in clinical teaching
  • Content expertise (topics listed below)
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience writing board-style questions preferred

What will be asked of invited contributors?
The following outlines the expected deliverable materials and timeline:

  • Learning objectives (due Nov 2023)
  • 3 Multiple Choice Questions with clinical stem, rationale, and references (due January 2024)
  • 25-minute presentation to be given at 2024 ATS International Conference (due March 2024)

In addition, some pillars may opt to submit a scholarly project (e.g., a clinical review, perspective on teaching the topic, or educational video). Pillar chairs will set the deadlines for submission.

How do I nominate a colleague?
Consider the topics below and then submit nominations via the speaker nomination form on the ATS website. You may make as many nominations as you deem appropriate.  Nominations will be accepted through September 30.

For more information, please send an email to

Thank you for your nominations,

Garth Garrison, MD
Chair, ATS Core Curriculum 2024, Vice Chair

Diana Kelm, MD
Vice Chair, ATS Core Curriculum 2024, Vice Chair

2024 Core Curriculum Topics

SLEEP: Future of Sleep Medicine

  • "But My Watch Says...": Wearables and Sleep
  • New Therapeutics on the Block: Hypersomnia Disorders 
  • Taking Sleep to the People: Expanding Sleep Access in Underserved Areas
  • Beyond CBT-I: What Else for Insomnia?
  • What's New in Pediatric Sleep Testing?
  • Against the Clock: Critical Illness and Circadian Rhythm

PEDIATRICS: Pediatric Pulmonary in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Staying Current: Updates in Pediatric ARDS Diagnosis and Management
  • Navigating Severe Asthma in the PICU
  • Unlocking Potential: The Pediatric Pulmonologist Role in the CVICU
  • From Cough to Crisis: Managing Hemoptysis and Pulmonary Hemorrhage 
  • To Trach or Not To Trach: Navigating Discussions in the ICU
  • Transitioning Patients with Tracheostomy Out Of the ICU, A Roadmap

CRITICAL CARE: Cardiogenic Shock and Support

  • "The Rhythm is Gonna Get You": Managing Unstable Arrythmias in the ICU
  • "Under Pressure": Use of Vasopressors for Hemodynamic Support
  • "Total Eclipse of the Heart": Management of PE and RV Failure
  • "I Got the Power": Updates in Internal Cardiac Support Devices
  • "I Will Survive": ECMO Evaluation and Outcomes
  • "Stayin'Alive": ECMO Circuit Setup and Troubleshooting

PULMONARY: Respiratory Infections

  • Put on Your Thinking CAP: The Latest Evidence in Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Cough It Up: Infectious Causes and Complications of Bronchiectasis
  • Atypical Situation: What’s New in the World of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria
  • The Road Ahead: The Changing Epidemiology of Tuberculosis
  • RIPE for the Picking: Updates in the Treatment of Tuberculosis
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Latent Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment

Core Curriculum - Call for Faculty

Nominate a colleague to participate in the ATS 2024 Core Curriculum