ATS Stat - January

2020. 02. 12. | ATS

International Edition

The ATS is monitoring the novel respiratory infection, Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first reported in China’s Hubei Province.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, patients have presented with the following: fever, cough, difficulty breathing and pneumonia. For more information, please log on to the CDC website, and check the WHO, as well as ECDC.

The ATS will continue to monitor the situation, and will provide ongoing updates and resources to appropriately and quickly respond to patient inquiries and concerns. View our public health information resource here.

More background can be found via AAP Redbook and Baylor College of Medicine E-Rounds.

Coming Soon! ATS Scholar

The American Thoracic Society is launching its newest journal, ATS Scholar, a peer-reviewed, open access journal. Our focus is on content related to education and training of health professionals that is broadly relevant to adult and pediatric pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Papers about international training programs are highly encouraged.

Nitin Seam, MD, ATSF, is the first editor-in-chief of ATS Scholar. Dr. Seam is associate chief of critical care, and fellowship director in Bethesda, MD, and clinical associate professor of medicine at George Washington University.

Patricia A Kritek, MD, EdM, of the University of Washington will serve as senior deputy editor, and Kristin M Burkart, MD, MSc, of Columbia University Medical Center, will serve as deputy editor. Dr. Kritek is an attending ICU physician, professor of medicine and associate dean for faculty development at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Burkart is an associate professor of medicine, and program director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at CUMC.

If you have questions about possible submission, please email Dr. Seam at nseam@thoracic.org.

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! Read more.