On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) will lead ATS members, pulmonary clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates in the ATS Rally on Capitol Hill called “Lab Coats for Lungs.”

According to the ATS, the rally will bring attention to recent policies that threaten to undermine many of the ATS’s advocacy priorities including research funding, tobacco regulation, affordable healthcare, and clean air.

The rally will take place Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 5:30-6:30 pm ET, at the conclusion of the 2017 ATS International Conference in Washington. The location and uncertainty of the future of healthcare “makes this the optimal time to highlight the need for members of Congress to support legislative actions that promote funding for medical research and improve public health,” the ATS says.

The rally will meet at the Upper Senate Park (across Delaware Ave from Russell Senate Office building/across Constitution Ave from US Capitol).

More information is available on the ATS website.