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Saturday, May 18 - 2 - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 - Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

San Diego Convention Center
Sails Pavilion (Level 2)

The International Participants Center (IPC) is dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming environment for both international and U.S.-based attendees with a shared interest in global health. You can find the IPC at Sails Pavilion within the San Diego Convention Center, open from Sunday, May 19- Tuesday, May 21 , between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May 22, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. This space offers a unique opportunity for professionals to connect with colleagues, network, and unwind between sessions. Specifically curated Studio Talks, designed for IPC attendees, offer valuable insights into various global health issues.

Additionally, adjacent to the IPC, the Global Respiratory Community will be on display, featuring 15 international peer societies that share common objectives with ATS in the pursuit of improving respiratory health on a global scale. These partner societies include:

  • Asociacion Latinoamericana de Torax (ALAT)
  • Asociacion Agentina de Medicina Respiratoria (AAMR)
  • Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisiologia (SBPT)
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Neumología y Cirugía de Tórax (SMNyCT)
  • Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR)
  • The Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (KATRD)
  • The Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS)
  • Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP)
  • Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS)
  • Egyptian Pediatric Pulmonology Society (EPPS)
  • Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS)
  • Indian Chest Society (ICS)
  • Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
  • The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ)
  • International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM)

This is a unique a opportunity for attendees to engage with peers from around the world, fostering meaningful connections and collaborations. We extend a warm invitation for you to visit the IPC and the Global Respiratory Community, as the chance to connect and network with international leaders in respiratory health is not to be missed.

In addition to the IPC, ATS is proud to host exclusive events tailored for international members and partners. One such event is the collaboration between ATS and Respiratory Societies of the Americas, including CHEST, ALAT, Canadian Thoracic Society, and the Brazilian Thoracic Society. Together, we aim to advance the mission of promoting global lung health. This year's discussion will center around "Pneumonia in Vulnerable Populations in the Americas." Scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the International Participants Center in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, this symposium serves as a pivotal platform for key respiratory societies across the Americas to collectively address critical respiratory health challenges.



Saturday, May 18

Respiratory Societies of America: Pneumonia in Vulnerable Populations in the Americas
2 - 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Using Online Tools to Increase Global Research Capacity in Pediatric Pulmonology: The VIPPRA and MECOR Experience
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Dissecting Health Issues in a LMIC for Effective Solutions: the tale of Three Diseases
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Monday, May 20

Buenos Dias ATS Session: Lung Cancer Screening in Europe and Latin America: Time to Move Forward
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Stop TB Session: There’s Nothing Latent About Latent TB
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21

Respiratory Medical Devices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Needs and How to Alleviate the Problem
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The New Face of Cystic Fibrosis, a Diverse and Global Disease
3 - 4 p.m.