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ATS and Pan African Thoracic Society Joint Webinar: Global Perspectives on COVID-19

The aim of this webinar series is to allow respiratory health professionals in different regions to share their experiences with COVID-19, and to have an opportunity to ask their colleagues in other regions questions. This webinar in the series will include practitioners and professors from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States.



  • David Lewinsohn, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, International Health Committee Chair (U.S.)
  • Samya Nasr, MB BCh, University of Michigan,
    International Health Committee Co-Chair (U.S.)
  • Richard van Zyl-Smit, PhD, Head of the Lung Clinical Research Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute (South Africa)
  • Loice Achieng, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist,
    Head IDU, University of Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Gabriel C. Lockhart, MD, Instructor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, National Jewish Health (U.S.)
  • Refiloe Masekela, MD, PhD, Pediatric Pulmonologist and Head of Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa)
  • Obianuju Ozoh, MD, Pulmonologist, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, PATS MECOR director (Nigeria)


When: 1 p.m. ET, June 4, 2020

Where: Online. Register now



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View all COVID-19 Resources. 



ATS International Committee Survey Request

As you know, children are significantly affected by current social isolation and stay at home policies due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, To better understand the effect of global pandemic on a child’s sleep pattern and habits, we have created an 18 multiple-choice question survey that takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

The questionnaire is available in 12 languages including Spanish, Italian, Turkish, French, Arabic and Portuguese.

The survey link is reusable and anonymous. No personal information is requested, and no one would contact the participants in the future. The link can be shared on any social media pages and is mobile friendly. Please feel free to share widely. 



COVID-19 Critical Care Training Forum

The ATS is working around the clock to address the COVID-19 pandemic. View our website for relevant guidelines, policy templates, articles, podcasts, webinars and more, all free and available to the public. 


One such resource is the COVID-19 Critical Care Training Forum, which focuses on teaching critical care topics followed by an open discussion for early career professionals and non-ICU trained healthcare providers. Each episode will include COVID-19 case presentations relevant to the critical care topic followed by healthcare providers speaking about their experiences taking care of COVID-19 patients and their families. View the full archive.


Members benefits include frequent COVID-19 update emails, highlighting the newest sources, and access to DocMatter, a collaboration tool, as well as complimentary hotel rooms. Learn more. 



ATS Patient Resources

The ATS Patient Information Series and Public Health Information Series include more than 100 fact sheets on topics ranging from bronchoscopy, and arterial catheterization to sleep studies, smoking cessation, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Select resources are available in multiple languages!


We have recently updated our resources to include both a Clinician's Resource and a Patient Resource regarding COVID-19, soon to be available in Spanish. In addition, we have resources available discussing mechanical ventilation as well as issues of burnout for healthcare staff. 


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