The American Thoracic Society International Conference is about connections. The?connection between pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The connection between?these subspecialties and virtually every other field of medicine. The connection between?basic, translational, and clinical research. And, most important, the connection between?health care professionals and patients.?The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries. Today, the ATS has grown into an international society with more than 15,000 members. In this introductory section, you will find information about the people and programs that make the ATS the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing our clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.
ATS is committed to providing an environment that fosters discussion of products and services of interest tothe pulmonary, critical care and sleep professionals who will attend the International Conference.