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ATS Research Program Benefit

The American Thoracic Society has decided to cancel the International Conference, originally scheduled for May 15-20 in Philadelphia, due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the ensuing public health crisis currently facing the global community. This includes the Twelfth Annual ATS Research Program Benefit. We look forward to honoring our Breathing for Life Awardee, Dr. Homer Boushey, and our ATS Research Program awardees at another time.

We made this decision based on recent actions by various government entities, including the guidance issued by the CDC and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our community, members, conference attendees and exhibitors, and staff.

The ATS will provide more information on ticket and package refunds as soon as they are available. If you have immediate questions, please contact Melinda Garcia in Development Operations at

benefit.jpgSaturday, May 16, 2020, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Grand Ballroom (Level 5)

The ATS Research Program Benefit is our annual fundraising event.

100% of all ticket sales will go directly to support the ATS Research Program!

The event supports and celebrates the Research Program in launching the careers of young investigators dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care. This year, the ATS is proud to honor Homer A. Boushey Jr., MD, with the Breathing for Life Award for his philanthropy, scientific achievement, and commitment to mentorship.

The benefit reception format of cocktail tables paired with tall bar tables provides an intimate setting for networking while also allowing guests to mingle. Choose individual tickets or a reserved group package. Food is served buffet style. Enjoy the live music, and catch up with friends.

Join the celebration! Register now.

For more information on corporate packages, please contact Lara Endreszl at

For more information on non-corporate group or individual ticket packages, please contact Ally Felix at 100% of your research donation goes to research awards!

Don’t wait! Space is limited.