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Obtaining CME Sponsorship

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Obtaining Jointly-Provided CME

ACCME Accreditation

The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


The American Thoracic Society is currently only jointly-providing CME activities with ATS Chapters. The ATS is not jointly-providing CME for external organizations.

Instructions to Joint-Providers

Chapters seeking CME Sponsorship can find the timeline and instructions for the application process here

Online Application

To start an application click here. Log in information is required to complete an application. The Chapter Administrator on record was provided with login information for the application portal. If you are a Chapter Administrator and do not have your log in information please contact Kimberly Lawrence at *Please note the application portal is currently undergoing a revision. Refer to the updated instructional guide and this webpage for all instruction and templates. 

Forms and Templates 

ATS Contacts


Suzette Machado
Associate Director, Accreditation of ATS Learning Programs 

Chapter Relations

Kimberly Lawrence
Manager, Diversity, Equity & Community Outreach

Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policies

Shane McDermott
Senior Director, Ethics & Professionalism 

John Harmon
Associate Director, Conflict of Interest and Documents