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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

Joint Assembly Working Groups

CP & PEDS Transitional Care Working Group
Gregory S. Sawicki, MPH, MD
Carla Anne Frederick, MD

Allergy Immunology & Inflammation

AII Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Rachel Greenberg Scheraga, MD
AII Microbiome in Lung Disease Working Group
Dr. Stavros Garantziotis, MD
AII Mid-Career Working Group
Dr. Julie Gunnells Ledford, PhD

Behavioral Science and Health Services Research

BSHSR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Jared Chiarchiaro, MD
Dr. Timothy Amass, MD
BSHSR Evidence Synthesis Methodology Working Group
Dr. Kevin C. Wilson, MD, ATSF

Clinical Problems

CP Early Career Professionals Working Group
Lida Hariri
Dr. Karin A. Provost, DO, PhD, FCCP
CP Industry Working Group
Dr. Mary E Strek
Prof. Antonio Anzueto, MD, ATSF
CP Women's Working Group
Dr. Jessica M. Bon, MD, MS
Dr. Rupal J. Shah, MD, MSCE

Critical Care

CC Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Vincent Liu, MD, MS
Dr. Lisa Karen Vande Vusse, MD, MSCE

Environmental, Occupational and Population Health

EOPH Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Jason J. Rose, MD, MBA
Dr. Meghan E. Rebuli, PhD


PEDS Application for Long-range Vision Working Group
Dr. Stephanie D. Davis, MD, ATSF
PEDS Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Kristie R. Ross, MD, MS

Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis

PI-TB Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. John Evan McGinniss, MD
Dr. Bashar Samih Staitieh, MD
PI-TB Pneumonia Working Group
Dr. Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF
Dr. Scott E. Evans, MD

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

PR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Narelle Sarah Cox, PhD, PT
Dr. Sarah Roark, MD
PR Standards Working Group
Prof. Michael Steiner, MBBS, MD, FRCP

Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology

RCMB Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Clemente J. Britto-Leon, MD, ATSF
RCMB Innovation and Entrepreneurial Working Group
Dr. Milica Vukmirovic, PhD
Dr. Melanie Koenigshoff, MD, PhD, ATSF

Respiratory Structure & Function

RSF Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Corrine R Kliment, MD, PhD
Dr. Sana Siddiqui, PhD
RSF The PhD and Basic and Translational Scientists Working Group
Dr. Blanca Camoretti-Mercado, PhD
Dr. Thomas J. Mariani, PhD

Sleep Respiratory & Neurobiology

SRN Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Lucas M Donovan, MD, MS
Dr. Vaishnavi Kundel, MD

Thoracic Oncology

TO Early Career Professional Working Group
Dr. Nichole T. Tanner, MD, MSCR
Dr. Mark M. Fuster, MD
Last Reviewed: September 2019