EIN 06-1548706

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

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The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is a non-profit, international, professional and scientific society for respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine. The ATS is committed globally to the prevention and treatment of respiratory disease through research, education, patient care and advocacy. The long-range goal of the ATS is to decrease morbidity and mortality from respiratory disorders and life threatening acute illnesses in people of all ages. In keeping with these goals, the American Thoracic Society interacts with both national and international organizations which have similar goals.
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Karen Collishaw Executive Director
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Program areas at ATS

International conference - provides original research and education in respiratory and critical care medicine. Annually, ats holds the most prestigious respiratory and critical care conference offering programs for physicians, scientists and health care providers on topics in areas of pulmonary, respiratory, sleep, environmental/occupational health and critical care medicine. This international conference features six days of professional education and the opportunity for a critical exchange of information between pulmonary and critical care sleep specialists around the world. Presentations of original research in all respiratory fields are represented and special tracks in clinical medicine and critical care offer a focused program for clinicians and others.
Educational programs - to provide education for pulmonary critical care, sleep medicine clinicians, researchers, advance practice nurses and other health care professionals. Throughout the year, educational opportunities are also provided in a variety of teaching modalities, including live events, journal clubs, webinars, podcasts, and online learning.
Journals - ats publishes the American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine (ajrccm), the American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology (ajrcmb), the annals of the American Thoracic Society, Inc. (annals ats), and ats scholar.
Other programs consist of the research program and membership services.research program - the ats research program supports young investigators in respiratory health with grants that enable them to launch their research and ultimately their careers. The talented basic, translational, and clinical investigators funded through ats research program awards are taking new approaches to unlock the mysteries of respiratory diseases. Their topics of scientific exploration are diverse and include lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), sleep apnea, and more. By providing research grants to promising young investigators, the ats research program launches careers dedicated to advancing scientific discovery and better patient care.membership services - the hub of ats's customer service center for member inquiries and assistance, and the coordination of member benefits.

Who funds American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Council of Medical Specialty SocietiesSub-Recipient$521,769
The Francis Family FoundationFellowship$61,861
Council of Medical Specialty SocietiesDiagnostic Excellence Research Project With Deliverables$50,000
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at ATS

Karen J. CollishawChief Executive Officer$466,830
Stephen AltobelliChief , Operations / Chief Operations / Chief , Strategic Positioning$205,259
Patricia HuieChief Financial Officer$245,764
Gary EwartChief , Advocacy and Government Relations / Senior Director , Government Relations$195,613
Eileen LarssonChief Program Officer$202,430
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for ATS

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,453,524
Program services$26,294,543
Investment income and dividends$483,844
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,091,129
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-46,764
Net income from fundraising events$-2,487
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$7,222,157
Total revenues$43,495,946

Form 990s for ATS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122024-01-24990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 24, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 20 new personnel
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $33,334 from American Lung Association
January 22, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 22, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $521,769 from Council of Medical Specialty Societies
Nonprofit Types
Professional associationsBusiness and community development organizationsDisease-focused nonprofitsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthScience and technologyEducationMedical disciplinesCommunity improvementBusiness and industry
MembershipsPolitical advocacyConducts researchLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donationsAccepts online donations
General information
25 Broadway 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 315-8600
Facebook page
Twitter profile
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G90: Medical Disciplines
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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