The American Thoracic Society was founded in 1905 as the American Sanatorium Association with the goal to prevent, control and treat tuberculosis. Today, the specialties addressed by ATS are Pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics, allergy/immunology, thoracic surgery, behavioral science, environmental and occupational medicine, among others.
More than 18,000 physicians, nurses, researchers and other health professionals are members of ATS, in US and abroad. Thoracic.org offers career development, clinical information, education, meeting & courses related to its specialty. The Publications section is full of information like Abstracts online, ATS Centennial book, ATS coding & billing quarterly, ATS documents, statements and reports. In a site of this high academic level, the Research section is also a “must” where you can find the latest in ATS Research Program, Critical Care Research, ATS 2008 grant portfolio and much more. If your area of expertise is thoracic related, Thoracic.org may be an invaluable source of information and support to excel in your practice.