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Fellows Track Symposium

Online application to the ATS Fellows Track Symposium will be open in early December.

About the FTS Program:

The ATS Fellows Track Symposium (FTS) is held annually at the ATS International Conference. The FTS program allows adult and pediatric fellows in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine programs to attend two-day course covering cutting edge topics in the field of respiratory medicine. Travel scholarships will be provided by the American Thoracic Society.


If you have questions about award criteria or eligibility, please contact:

Rebecca Fisch

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Every ACGME-accredited, U.S.-based training program is invited to designate one pulmonary, critical care, or sleep fellow (adult or pediatric) per program to attend the FTS.
  • More than one fellow per institution may apply. However, after the first applicant, additional fellows will be placed on a waiting list. If additional slots remain, ATS will contact those fellows on the waiting list. Program directors who wish to nominate more than one fellow per program are asked to indicate their preference order (i.e., 1st, 2nd, 3rd). For more information, please contact Rebecca Fisch.

How do I apply? 

  • Registration to the Fellows Track Symposium program opens first week of December and closes Mid-February

How are applications accepted/received?

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • The ATS will accept one fellow per training program; however, more than one fellow per program may apply and will be put on a waiting list. Based on the number of applications received, the ATS may award more than one fellow per program.

What happens if I am selected?

If you selected for the FTS, you will be awarded:

  • A travel scholarship to help defray the cost of travel to attend the ATS International Conference. (If travel to the conference presents a staffing issue or conflict, unfortunately the fellow will not be eligible.) Accepted FTS fellows are required to make their own travel and hotel arrangements.
  • Registration for the two-day FTS course.
  • Meals for the duration of the FTS program.

Do I need to register/attend the ATS International Conference?

Yes, accepted fellows still need to register and attend the ATS International Conference. Attendance at the conference is mandatory and a fellow's inability to stay for the duration will jeopardize receiving the award. Registration will open in early December.

What is FTS post report?

Each selected fellow is required to submit a formal evaluation to ATS, more details about this report is provided to the applicant once they are accepted.

Last Reviewed: July 2019