Opening Ceremony

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ATS 2021 will officially kick off with the Opening Ceremony, featuring Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

As a world-renown expert on infectious disease, since early in 2020 Dr. Fauci has been at the forefront of America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. The NIAID budget for fiscal year 2021 is an estimated $6.1 billion.

Dr. Fauci has advised seven Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

Also during the Opening Ceremony:

  • Juan Celedon, MD, DrPH, ATSF, president of the ATS, will provide an update of the Society’s major accomplishments for the past year and priorities for the coming one
  • Recognition of the J. Burns Amberson Lecture, Edward Livingston Trudeau Medal, Public Service Award, World Lung Health Award, Outstanding Educator Award, Outstanding Clinician Award, Jo Rae Wright Award for Outstanding Science

A Breakthrough Address

Anthony Fauci, MD, NIAID

Saturday, May 15
7 p.m. ET

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