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Your Guide to the Foundation at ATS 2017

The ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit is the premier 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.

More ATS Foundation Events & Opportunities at ATS 2017 below

Benefit will honor David Center, MD

Benefit FAQs

When: Sat., May 20 at 7 p.m.

Where: Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC, in the Marquis Ballroom (Level M2)

This reception is a wonderful opportunity to support the early-career investigators of the Research Program... honor David Center, MD, Breathing for Life Awardee... network with friends... and enjoy delicious food, wine, and dancing. Your ATS 2017 conference badge is your “ticket” to the event. If you are unable to pick up your badge, upon arrival our event staff will confirm your name on the guest list.

Donor Appreciation Suite

Donor Appreciation Suite

When: Sat. May 20, Noon – 5 p.m; Sunday to Tuesday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m; Wednesday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D (Middle Building, Level 2)

The suite is a comfortable spot to rest your feet or meet up with a colleague. Suite amenities include: express registration for ATS 2017; complimentary coffee and snacks; Internet access; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software; printers; and special meeting rooms

Meet & Greet

Foundation Meet & Greet

When: Mon., May 22 at 1:15 p.m.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D (Middle Building, Level 2)

This wine & hors d’oeuvres reception is by invitation for Foundation donors, and past and present Research Program awardees. RSVP to

Exhibit Hall

Visit the Exhibit Hall & Support the ATS Foundation Research Program

When: Sun., May 21 to Tue., May 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Halls A (South Building, Lower Level)

Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Booth #525: Health care providers are invited to “Join the Conversation” by adding their voice to a colorful LED graffiti wall. Join the conversation and Actelion will donate $25 for each participant to the ATS Foundation (up to $25,000 available).

AstraZeneca – Booth #637: AstraZeneca will survey respiratory specialists on severe asthma and COPD to better serve patients and health care providers. Complete the survey and AstraZeneca will donate to the Foundation (up to $7,500 available).

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Booth #1537: The “Aim to Deliver” interactive booth game challenges healthcare providers on their knowledge of drug delivery among COPD patients. Play “Aim to Deliver” and Sunovion will donate to the Foundation.

Vitalograph LTD – Booth #1630: ATS’s longest-tenured exhibitor, Vitalograph has not missed an ATS International Conference since 1972. Complete a brief quiz and Vitalograph will make a donation to the Foundation.

Visit the ATS Center

Visit the ATS Center in the Exhibit Hall

Where: The Exhibit Hall is located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Halls A (South Building, Lower Level).

Learn more about ATS programs, and purchase gifts and resources.

A portion of each purchase supports ATS Foundation Research Program grants, funding scientific discovery and better patient care

ATS 2017 Mobile App

ATS 2017 Mobile App

This excellent resource is available to iPhone, iPad, and Android users. Download the free ATS 2017 Mobile App through the App Store or Google Play. You can also search for: ATS 2017 Conference.


For more information on benefit corporate or institutional packages, please contact Lara Endreszl at

For more information on benefit academic medical institution, nonprofit organization, or individual ticket packages, please contact Ally Felix at

For all other questions, please contact Ally Felix at

The ATS supports the ATS Foundation’s administrative expenses, assuring that every dollar contributed goes directly to support programs.