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Leave No One Behind: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls for Equitable Access to Prevention and Treatment on World Lung Day 2023

This World Lung Day, Sept. 25, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and its founding member the American Thoracic Society, is calling on governments and health care providers worldwide to give equitable access to preventative...
25-Sep-2023 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Five New Health Systems Partner with American Thoracic Society on Vaccine Initiative

As cities brace for a confluence of flu, COVID-19, pneumonia, and RSV infections this fall, the American Thoracic Society announced that five new health systems have partnered with the Society to improve vaccination rates.
20-Sep-2023 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experts Propose New Global Definition of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

In a new report posted online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a global consensus conference of 32 critical care experts with broad international representation and from diverse backgrounds has proposed a new...
5-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lung Disease Physicians and Researchers Disappointed by Environmental Protection Agency's Slow-Motion Action to Curb Smog Ozone Air Pollution

In response to the Aug 21 announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency will delay action on lowering the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone pollution, American Thoracic Society President M. Patricia...
22-Aug-2023 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Earns Strong Recommendation in New Clinical Practice Guideline

Despite its effectiveness, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is underused and under prescribed. The expert panel charged with developing guidance for practitioners is hopeful that the latest Clinical Practice Guideline from the American Thoracic Society...
15-Aug-2023 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Respiratory Groups Stress Lung Cancer Risks and Importance of Early Screening and Treatment for World Lung Cancer Day

On World Lung Cancer Day, Aug. 1, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and its founding member, the American Thoracic Society, stress the importance of understanding lung cancer risk factors, as well as the importance of early...
31-Jul-2023 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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International Lung Health Organizations Join to Raise Awareness for Bronchiectasis

In support of the second annual World Bronchiectasis Day, July 1, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member, is joining the COPD Foundation and several global organizations to raise...
30-Jun-2023 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ATS 2024 Call for Input Deadline Approaching

The Call for Input deadline for the ATS 2024 International Conference is approaching! You have until 5 p.m. ET next Wednesday, June 28 to submit your proposals for programming in all areas of respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine with a...
23-Jun-2023 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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