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Fellows Track Symposium


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The FTS program will allow adult and pediatric fellows in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine programs to attend a two-day course covering cutting edge topics in the field of respiratory medicine.



  • The FTS provides pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine fellows (adult and pediatric) who are enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited, U.S. training program with an orientation to the sessions most relevant to them at the ATS International Conference. The FTS will include faculty presentations on clinical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders, including IPF, COPD, lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. The FTS will also feature an ultrasonography dinner symposium.
  • The FTS will again include a pediatric track, which will include faculty presentations relevant to a pediatric career in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine (asthma in children, pediatric cystic fibrosis, and pediatric hypertension).
  • FTS participants will have the opportunity to interact with world-renowned faculty speakers and leading experts in informal settings during meals and breaks.
  • Each topic discussed during the symposium will correspond to specific sessions and poster presentations.
  • The ATS will require all participating fellows to participate in the audience response system to assess knowledge and learning.



The FTS will allow fellows to:

  • Maximize educational experience of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the ATS International Conference.
  • Synthesize and discuss current and emerging trends in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
  • Integrate up-to-date, cutting edge information into the diagnosis and management of clinical care pathways in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
  • Interpret clinical implications of case studies reviewed during expert panel discussions.
  • Enhanced core competencies in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine to improve patient care.
  • Apply new skills, standard-of-care clinical behaviors, and evidence-based best practices in their daily medical practice.



Who is eligible to apply?

  • Every ACGME-accredited, U.S.-based training program is invited to designate one pulmonary, critical care, or sleep fellow (adult or pediatric) per program to attend the FTS.
  • More than one fellow per institution may apply. However, after the first applicant, additional fellows will be placed on a waiting list. If additional slots remain, ATS will contact those fellows on the waiting list. Program directors: to nominate more than one fellow per program, please email Rebecca Fisch (rfisch@thoracic.org) and list the fellows in order of preference (i.e., 1st, 2nd, 3rd) within the email.



If you have questions about award criteria or eligibility, please contact:

Rebecca Fisch