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Assembly Working Groups

Assemblies can choose to form working groups under the purview and approval of the current Assembly Chair. Working groups should include a minimum of five assembly members, but be no larger than twelve. Working groups have a maximum two-year term. Working Groups must complete their goals within the two-year term and cannot be renewed after goals are completed.

Working Groups may be utilized to meet the following goals:

  • Facilitate effective collaboration between Assembly Executive Committees and Assembly Members in a particular
    area within the Assembly;
  • To gain knowledge in a specific topic area under an Assembly;
  • Identify learning gaps in specific disease categories; and
  • Assess assembly membership needs.

Working Groups should not be created if the main objectives of the group are to:

  • Develop an official ATS statement
  • Program sessions at the conference
  • Plan networking events

These are the functions of both the Planning and Program Committees of the Assemblies and those committees must be utilized.

Current Assembly Working Groups

Allergy Immunology & Inflammation

AII Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Jehan Alladina, MD
Dr. Richard Paul Ramonell, MD
AII International Relations Working Group
Dr. Engi Farouk Attia, MD, MPH
Dr. John Evan Mcginniss, MD

Behavioral Science and Health Services Research

BSHSR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Nancy H Stewart, DO
Dr. Christopher Worsham, MD, MPH

Clinical Problems

CP Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Alyssa Soskis, MD
Dr. Abigail L Koch, MD
Dr. Abigail L Koch, MD
CP Women's Working Group
Dr. Haala Rokadia, MD
Dr. Rama El-Yafawi, MD

Critical Care

CC Clinical PharmD
Dr. Deepali Dixit, DP
Dr. Mark A. Malesker, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM
Dr. Mark Malesker
CC Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Nandita R. Nadig, MD, MSci, ATSF
Dr. Rachel Kohn, MD, MSCE
CC Women in Critical Care Working Group
Dr. Hayley B. Gershengorn, MD, FCCM, ATSF
Critical Care-Pre-ICU
Dr. Carmen Polito, MD, MSc
Dr. Ithan D. Peltan, MD, MSc

Environmental, Occupational and Population Health

EOPH Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Alexandra Noel, PhD, MSc, BSc
Dr. Crystal M North, MD, MPH

Nursing

NUR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Jonna L. Morris, PhD, RN
Dr. Lynn Baniak, PhD, RN

Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis

PI-TB Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Ashley Jane Losier, MD
PI-TB Vaccines and Immunization Working Group
Dr. Justin R. Ortiz, MD, MS
Dr. Tina V. Hartert, MD, MPH, ATSF

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

PR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Sarah Roark, MD
Ms. Ruth E. Barker, PhD, MRes
PR Reimbursement Working Group
Ms. Christine mary Garvey, FNP, MSN
Miriam O'Day

Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology

RCMB Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Ciara M. Shaver, MD, PhD

Respiratory Structure & Function

RSF Early Career Professionals Working Group
Mr. Sergey S. Gutor, PhD, MD
RSF The PhD and Basic and Translational Scientists Working Group
Dr. James David Londino, PhD
Dr. Samantha M Yeligar, MS, PhD