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Register now to cover the ATS 2018 International Conference

American Thoracic Society

WHAT: Register Now to Cover the ATS 2018 International Conference
WHO: Largest Gathering of the World's Experts in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
WHERE San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
WHEN: May 18-23*

The American Thoracic Society will host the world's leading scientists and clinicians in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the ATS 2018 International Conference (ATS 2018). This year marks our 114th conference, and will feature 500+ sessions and more than 6,000 abstracts and case reports. Learn from the experts about what they consider the techniques and innovations that will refine and revolutionize the care of patients.

Complimentary registration for journalists is available online. A fully equipped and staffed press room, with computer workstations and laptop connections, will be available for registered journalists from Sunday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 23 in the San Diego Convention Center, room 23 B-C (upper level).

Do not use the general registration form if you wish to register as press; your registration will not be processed if you do this. We recommend registering by May 1 so a badge will be available in the press room upon your arrival.

Register now and be there to engage experts in:

  • Bacteriophage therapy for multi-drug resistant bacteria
  • Bioengineering approaches to respiratory medicine
  • NHLBI and the evolution of pulmonary research
  • Physician burnout and wellbeing
  • The benefits of slow medicine in the ICU


For more information about ATS 2018, visit or follow the meeting hashtag #ATS2018.

For more information about ATS 2018 press registration and media activities at the conference, see our media guidelines or contact Dacia Morris at

*Note the press room officially opens on Sunday, May 20. Programs for post-graduates are closed to media, unless previously arranged.

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