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ATS Doc Matter Community

Join the Conversation in the ATS DocMatter Community

ATS members can connect with peers more easily and efficiently than ever before. Each member is paired with someone on the DocMatter Team who will provide technical support, help personalize your experience based on your specific clinical interests, and assist in finding discussions to which you can lend your expertise.

The ATS is partnered with DocMatter to offer our members a resource designed to help you save time: the ATS Member Community!

This online community is built specifically for health care professionals to learn, collaborate by specialty area, mentor, share career advice, and network with peers. It’s a forum to initiate open, in-depth, and clinical and research-based discussions, as well as ask and/or answer questions on cases, the latest research, emerging technologies, best practices, or other topics of interest. You can use procedural videos, journal articles, or other point-in-time educational events as the basis for group dialogue and keep the Q&A going all year long!

We look forward to hearing what you think and seeing your posts in the ATS Member Community!

  • Collaborate
  • Mentor
  • Share Career Advice
  • Network with Your Peers

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the ATS Member Community?

You can access the ATS Member Community via the DocMatter website or on the DocMatter Mobile App ( iOS |  Android).
You will receive email notifications when new discussions are started that are in line with your interests/expertise. You can update your notification settings in your DocMatter member profile by emailing, or by replying to any email from DocMatter.
When you receive an email about a Discussion you’d like to join, you may click a link in the email to go to the Discussion page to reply, use the DocMatter Mobile App, or respond to the email notification about that Discussion with your reply and the DocMatter Team will add it to the ATS Member Community on your behalf.

How do I post to the ATS Member Community?

When you receive an email about a discussion you’d like to join, click the link in the email to navigate to the discussion page, respond directly in the DocMatter Mobile App, or respond to the email notification about that discussion to have the DocMatter Team add it to the ATS Member Community on your behalf.

You can also start a new discussion on any topic relevant to your ATS peers via the DocMatter website or mobile app ( iOS |  Android). Simply type in your discussion prompt or question, upload any relevant media files, and click “Post Discussion.”

DocMatter is unique in the amount of support their team provides, so you can also email the DocMatter Clinician Support Team at to start a new discussion on any topic.

What should I post to the ATS Member Community?

It may help to think of ATS Member Community discussions as ongoing in-person meeting sessions. When starting a discussion, you can take the role of the expert or the learner, beginning with either a question or an educational topic. We recommend adding to your discussion prompt by uploading/attaching digital media that will augment the conversation, such as:

  • A question or comment about your favorite session from the ATS International Conference.
  • Research/Journal Articles.
  • New Procedures.
  • Emerging Technology.
  • Advocacy Efforts.
  • Presentation Slides/Videos.
  • Cases.

What support does the DocMatter Team offer?

The DocMatter Team will help you:

  • Make connections by building your profile and updating your preferences on your behalf.
  • Get answers to your questions by identifying and connecting you with the experts on topics of interest to you.
  • Help discover the latest research by adding referenced literature to posts and helping members share published (and working) content for feedback and further discourse.
  • Assist with drafting and posting discussion prompts and responses to teach and learn from your peers (simply send or dictate notes).
  • Save your time by moderating discussions to filter through the noise and avoid off-topic or duplicate conversations, organizing past discussions for quick and easy reference, and prompting you to reply when there is a discussion pertaining to your area of expertise.

What do I do if I need help?

Email your personal member of the DocMatter Clinician Support Team, or send your questions to