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ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit

The ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit is the premier social and networking reception held during the ATS International Conference. It attracts international leaders across the respiratory spectrum, and is a key source of unrestricted research grants the Foundation awards to young investigators in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

For more information on Benefit corporate or institutional packages, please contact Michelle Turenne at or 212-315-6448.

For more information on Benefit academic medical institution, nonprofit organization, or individual ticket packages, please contact Lydia Neumann at or 212-315-8622.

We offer two ways to participate:

  • Reserved seating ensures your group has its own space to sit and socialize, as well as network the event at will.
  • Unreserved seating allows you entry to the Benefit, but your seating is not reserved.

Tickets go on sale when registration for ATS 2016 opens in early December.

 Save the Date  

Save the date for the Eighth Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit in San Francisco in 2016. We hope to see you there!

  • Socialize with friends and colleagues
  • Enjoy wine, beer, delicious food, music, and dancing
  • Honor the ATS Foundation Breathing for Life Awardee and the Research Program awardees
  • Support the ATS Foundation Research Program—and launch careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care

Frequently Asked Questions: When, where and what to wear to the Benefit

Learn more about Breathing for Life Honoree
Sally Wenzel, MD

The Breathing for Life Award is the highest honor conferred by the ATS Foundation for exemplary philanthropic and scientific contributions.

Previous Breathing for Life Award recipients include:

  • 2015 - Marvin Schwarz, MD
  • 2014 - William Busse, MD
  • 2013 - Gerard Turino, MD
  • 2012 - Talmadge King, Jr., MD
  • 2011 - Louis Libby, MD
  • 2010 - Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
  • 2009 - ATS Public Advisory Round Table (PAR)

WATCH: Dr. Marvin Schwarz, the 2015 Breathing for Life Awardee

Photo albums:

Check out photos from the 2015 Benefit, which honored Marvin Schwarz, MD, with the Breathing for Life Award

Check out photos from the 2014 Benefit, which honored William Busse, MD, with the Breathing for Life Award

Plus, read more about the 2015 Benefit

The ATS Foundation thanks the many individuals and 27 medical institutions that supported the Seventh Annual Research Program Benefit.

The ATS Foundation thanks Genentech for support at the Sapphire Level for the Seventh Annual Research Program Benefit; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Genentech-Novartis at the Platinum Level; AstraZeneca LP and the University of Colorado Health at the Gold Level; Freeman, MEDA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Teva Respiratory at the Silver Level.