American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Last Updated: May 22, 2018

Definition - What does American Thoracic Society (ATS) mean?

The American thoracic society (ATS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1905 that is geared towards developing and enhancing both adult and pediatric medical care treatment programs associated to pulmonary conditions and pathologies. This includes sleep-related breathing disorders. The organization consists of multidisciplinary professionals within the medical field whose combined expertise covers extensive peer-reviewed research, innovative field techniques, and methodologies designed to accommodate independent and community health.

WorkplaceTesting explains American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American thoracic society (ATS) is a nonprofit organization established in 1905. Its original mission was to combat tuberculosis, but since then it continues to broaden its initiative in targeting pulmonary conditions and diseases as well as sleep-related breathing disorders. The ATS comprises a membership board of professionals whose technical influence and position has helped paved the way in providing conducive research methods, raising awareness about innovative programs and treatment solutions encompassing a wide scope of disciplines, operating exclusively in the interest of individual and public health and safety.

For instance, ATS case studies led to the realization that smoking had long term detrimental results on human lungs.

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