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Clinicians Advisory Committee

Chair William M. Letourneau, MA, RRT Rochester, MN
Vice Chair David L. Hotchkin, MD, MSc Portland, OR
Committee Member Asha V. Devereaux, MD, MPH Coronado, CA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Christine S. Fukui, MD, ATSF Honolulu, HI
Committee Member Cindy Sing, ANP-BC Charlotte, NC
Committee Member Cristine Oropez, MD, MHS Tucson, AZ
Committee Member Douglas K. Hogarth, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Jaspal Singh, MD, MHS, MHA Charlotte, NC
Committee Member Micah R. Fisher, MD Atlanta, GA
Committee Member Michal Senitko Jackson, MS
Committee Member Puneet S. Garcha, MD Houston, TX
Committee Member Susanna A. McColley, MD Chicago, IL
Staff Barbara Horner New York, NY

The Clinicians Advisory Committee serves primarily to enhance the value of the ATS to practicing clinicians, including the diverse disciplines represented in the ATS membership. By supervising the educational and networking experience at the Clinicians Center within the ATS International Conference, the Clinicians Advisory Committee creates a venue that caters to ATS clinicians and promotes ATS clinical practice resources. The Clinicians Advisory Committee works with other ATS committees to foster clinical guidelines implementation, enhance practice standards, and foster knowledge of changes that may affect the practice of clinical medicine. As such, the Clinicians Advisory Committee aims to be a resource that enables ATS clinicians to have tools and abilities to promote ongoing performance improvement and excellence in clinical practice.

Benchmarks, 2021-2022:

- Develop the Clinician Center and Learning Labs at the ATS IC as a venue for Clinician-Targeted education, networking, recognition of contributions of ATS members, and dissemination of ATS materials and resources. Collaborate with ATS committees to expand educational content available at the Clinician Center and Learning Labs.
- Work with ATS committees, assemblies, and leadership to facilitate ATS programmatic development for its clinical members.
- Advocate for increased involvement of clinical inter-professional members of the ATS locally, regionally, and nationally. Inter-professional members include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals and administrative partners.
- Facilitate requests from other clinical committees for Clinicians Advisory Committee input and involvement, focusing on Clinicians Advisory Committee’s role on clinical implementation of ATS guidelines and recommendations.
- Consider writing articles in ATS Scholar about life as a clinician. This should be small pieces on practice management.
- Consider collaboration with the CCR and the Joint ATS/CHEST Clinical Practice Committee.