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MECOR (Global Health)


Empowering Global Health Research – The MECOR Program: A Journey Towards Excellence in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Welcome to the MECOR (Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research) Program by the American Thoracic Society, a pioneering initiative dedicated to advancing research skills in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine globally. Since 1994, MECOR has been committed to building medical research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, boasting a network of over 2,500 alumni around the world.

Annual Dates and Venues

Stay updated with our upcoming courses! Check out the dates and venues for this year's MECOR Program courses across different regions. Ready to make a difference in lung health research? Explore more about each course and apply.

Global Reach and Collaboration Section

Turkish Thoracic Society
Indian Chest Society

Our Global Footprint: Collaborating for Better Lung Health. The MECOR Program thrives through partnerships across continents – from Africa to Asia, Latin America to the Mediterranean. Join us in this collaborative effort, bringing together diverse perspectives to tackle lung health challenges worldwide.

Program Structure and Levels

Structured Learning for Comprehensive Growth: Our program is divided into three distinct levels, each designed to enhance your research capabilities. From introductory concepts in Level 1 to advanced research methods in Level 3, we guide you through every step of your research journey.

Curriculum and Training

Our curriculum blends intensive classroom programs with dynamic online learning. Over three years, immerse yourself in lectures, group discussions, and individual mentoring to develop robust research protocols and manuscripts.

Networking and Support

Join Our Community: A Network of Innovators and Leaders. Our active Facebook group for students, faculty, and alumni is your platform for continuous learning, resource sharing, and networking. Be part of a supportive community that fosters growth and collaboration in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine research.

Learn more about MECOR courses by emailing Jadir Oliveira at or Christina Braz at

MECOR Program