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Innovations in Fellowship Education

Innovations in Fellowship Education

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is calling for all adult and pediatric fellowship training programs to submit abstracts showcasing innovative education work done within their pulmonary, critical care, sleep or allergy training programs for consideration for the 2020 ATS Innovations in Fellowship Education (IFE) Program.


Abstracts will be evaluated for their innovation, transferability, sustainability, and outcomes, with an emphasis on innovation. Highly rated abstracts will be:

  • Recognized in the ATS News, ATS Stat, and with signage throughout the 2020 ATS International Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The award winner will be invited to speak and share their educational innovation at the APCCMPD-ATS-PEPTDA Forum and will be presented with a plaque at the Section on Medical Education meeting

Who Can Apply

  • All pulmonary, allergy, critical care, and sleep fellowship training programs are eligible. Abstracts may be submitted by training program directors, associate training program directors, fellow trainees or medical educators.
  • If you are not a program director submitting an abstract on behalf of your program, please have your fellowship program director send a brief email of acknowledgement to Lauren Lynch, Lauren Lynch

The deadline to submit Innovations in Fellowship Education abstract is Monday, November 4.

The ATS Training Committee also encourages you to submit your abstracts to the general ATS 2020 Call for Abstracts for consideration. Innovations abstract authors are encouraged to submit via the ATS Behavioral Science and Health Sciences Research (BSHSR) Assembly under the Professional, Education and Training sub-classification. If selected, the BSHSR Assembly in collaboration with the Section on Medical Education, will program the Innovations abstracts in a session based on the best fit.

Of note, this award focuses on projects related to fellowship education and curricula. Projects focused exclusively on medical student or resident education may be better served as abstract submissions to the International Conference via the BSHSR Assembly, but they may be considered if a current PCCM fellow is involved in the project. 

Please note: The Innovations in Fellowship Education and ATS 2020 Call for Abstracts programs have separate review processes, timelines and abstract submission websites.

For more information, contact Lauren Lynch, director of ATS education programs at

Thank you,

Anna Brady, MD
Innovations Co-Chair

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD
Innovations Co-Chair

Last Reviewed: September 2019