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Center for Career Development- Call for Input

ccd-1-web.jpgDo you have an idea for an interactive session focused on career development? Has a workshop, talk, or small group discussion relevant to trainees and early career professionals been burning in your mind? If so, the Center for Career Development (CCD) might be the place for you!

The CCD is a forum for career development designed for trainees and other early-career ATS attendees. This includes medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, postdocs, and other allied health and research professionals in Pulmonary, Critical Care or Sleep Medicine and related scientific fields. The CCD offers a variety of daily workshops, didactic lectures, small group sessions, and other opportunities focused on topics relevant to early career success. Sessions are typically 50-minutes long, and leverage the CCD’s unique setting to foster interactivity, experiential learning, informal discussion, and networking.

And NOW, the Members in Transition and Training (MITT) Committee is looking for proposals with a focus on career development that will be scheduled in the CCD at ATS 2021! Successful proposals will be significant to early career members, will be designed to promote interactivity and engagement, and will support the ATS’s broader goals to ensure diversity and inclusion across its programs. Submissions by early career members or submissions that feature early career members as speakers or panelists are strongly encouraged.


The CCD “call for input” period is now closed.
Programming decisions will be announced in the fall.



  1. Log into the site using your American Thoracic Society Login.
  2. You may enter the proposal submission by clicking on click here to begin a new submission.
  3. You may prepare your proposal as often as you want; the information that you supply in your proposal will be saved when you click Save.
  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 Save and Finalize.
  5. You will receive an email confirming your proposal shortly after submission. If you do not receive the email, please contact Rebecca Fisch via rfisch@thoracic.org.
  6. Proposals received after Sep. 15, 2020 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 MITT Committee and ranked with all other proposals.
  8. If your session is chosen for the program, you will be notified in October and you will be expected to confirm your program and speakers at that time.

If you have any questions about the call for input, the rating process, or the CCD in general, please feel free to contact Liz Guzman at lguzman@thoracic.org.


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