Terrorism and Inhalation Disasters

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Section on Terrorism and Inhalation Disasters

Section on TID Section on Terrorism and Inhalation Disasters

Erik Svendsen

Welcome to the Section on Terrorism and Inhalation Disasters (TID). We are a multidisciplinary group who share a common interest in inhalation disaster preparedness, response and research. The major goals of this section are the advancement of current research efforts to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology and management of inhalational injuries, severe outbreaks of infectious disease and their impact on respiratory and critical care management, and to maximize disaster preparedness.

We welcome you to get involved in this Section by attending our Section meetings at the ATS annual conference, attend any of our sponsored sessions at the ATS annual conference, follow our various types of web and social media postings, or by contacting any of our TID executive committee members. We encourage all members to submit topic proposals for ATS educational sessions, new ideas for projects, or educational content for our web site or social media postings. Unfortunately, the issues which we address are growing in prominence worldwide. Join us in our efforts to prepare for the unthinkable, using our clinical and research skills to protect our nation and world from the inhalation disaster threats of today. 

Section Chair
Erik R. Svendsen, PhD MS

Online Featured Content

Periodically, the American Thoracic Society Section (ATS) on Terrorism and Inhalation Disasters (TID) will release featured content, such as: section statements, guidelines & reports, section related ATS journal articles  by members and others, journal clubs , podcasts/videocasts, webinars, and web features; in order to communicate and share knowledge and information regarding pulmonary disease related to terrorist events, war zones, industrial accidents, natural disasters, and other related inhalation disasters. Below you can find the latest featured content by the TID Section.

Last Reviewed: May 2019