San Diego Convention Center
San Diego United States of America
- Event Type
- : Conference
: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
As the multiple disciplines that make up pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine gather for ATS 2014, the International Conference will have a “big tent” atmosphere devoted to the needs of both clinicians and basic science, translational, and clinical researchers.
ATS 2014 will feature more than 500 sessions, 800 speakers, and 5000 original abstracts and case reports. Many of the presentations will come from experts in disciplines that intersect with the ATS’s focus on adult and pediatric pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. There will be talks and research presented on infectious diseases, allergy and immunology, thoracic surgery and transplantation, heart disease, environmental and occupational health, and quality improvement.
With sessions and topics touching on this wide range of disciplines, the conference will blend new and novel educational opportunities with traditionally high-demand programs. The ATS again plans to offer American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Knowledge Points and American Board of Pediatric Maintenance of Certification credits.
Internationally known scientists will participate in the Science Core, a thematically linked set of symposia and abstract-based sessions, and will also participate in other sessions where they will interact with clinicians as well as scientists.
Who Should Attend?
One of the great strengths of the ATS International Conference is that it is multidisciplinary. Beyond the Society’s three pillars – pulmonary, critical care, and sleep – clinicians and researchers in many other fields attend the conference, enriching the conversation and leading to insights that ultimately improve patient care.
There are many other specialties that are well represented at the ATS International Conference and sessions of particular interest within these specialties. Among these specialties are allergy/immunology; behavioral science; cardiology & cardiac surgery; environmental & occupational health; hospitalists; infectious disease; nursing; pediatric pulmonary, critical care and sleep; thoracic surgery; and physiology. Many allied health professionals, including nurses and respiratory therapists, attend the conference.