Committees

Committee

International Conference Committee

CO-Chair Andrew J. Halayko, PhD, ATSF, MSc, BSc(Hons) Winnipeg, MB, Canada
CO-Chair Debra M. Boyer, MD, MHPE Columbus, OH
Chair-Elect - RSF Program Chair-Elect Reinoud Gosens, PhD Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair-Elect Ana L. Mora, MD Columbus, OH
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair Andrey Zinchuk, MD, MHS, BS New Haven, CT
Committee Member - PED Program Chair Benjamin T. Kopp, MD, MPH, ATSF Atlanta, GA
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair-Elect Bharati Prasad, MD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member - PR Program Chair-Elect Chris Burtin, PT, PhD Diepenbeek, België, Belgium
Committee Member - PC Program Chair Corey E. Ventetuolo, MD, MSCR Providence, RI
Committee Member - BSHSRProgram Chair-Elect Curtis H. Weiss, MD, MS Evanston, IL
Committee Member - CC Program Chair Elizabeth Wilcox, MD, PhD, FRCPC Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member - PED Program Chair-Elect Erick Forno, MD, MPH, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair Erin K. Kross, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member - PR Program Chair Frits Franssen, MD, PhD Horn, Limburg, Netherlands
Committee Member - AII Program Chair-Elect Janet Lee, MD, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair-Elect Jennifer B. Seaman, PhD, RN, CHPN Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member - CP Program Chair Joyce S. Lee, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member - AII Program Chair Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, ATSF San Diego, CA
Committee Member - CC Program Chair-Elect Lauren E. Ferrante, MD, MHS, ATSF New Haven, CT
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair-Elect Marcos I. Restrepo, MD, MSc, PhD San Antonio, TX
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair Matthew G. Drake, MD Portland, OR
Committee Member - TO Program Chair-Elect Melinda C. Aldrich, MPH, PhD Nashville, TN
Committee Member - TO Program Chair Nichole T. Tanner, MD, MSCR Charleston, SC
Committee Member - CP Program Chair-Elect Nirupama Putcha, BA, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair-Elect Peggy S. Lai, ATSF, MPH, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair Rachel L. Zemans, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair Sharron J. Crowder, PhD, RN, ATSF INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Committee Member - PC Program Chair-Elect Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD Pittsburgh, PA
Staff D'Ann Brown-Janowiak New York, NY
Staff Liliana Rose New York, NY
Staff Nancy Guerrero New York, NY

The International Conference Committee is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing scientific and educational sessions and other programs of the ATS International Conference. This responsibility includes securing, reviewing and selecting proposals and abstracts for the scientific sessions, coordinating sessions devoted to continuing medical education, and supervising the conduct and content of collaboratively sponsored programs. The International Conference Committee evaluates the quality of each year''s International Conference and proposes strategies to improve the conference in subsequent years.

Benchmarks, 2022-2023:
• Identify innovative, efficient and effective ways to present the International Conference content, and work with ATS leadership to facilitate implementation of new Society initiatives.
• Enhance international attendance by ensuring clinical and basic science sessions reflect a global approach to health and disease wherever possible.
• Encourage participation of younger professionals and trainees by increasing interaction between early career investigators and clinicians with more senior ATS members.
• Program non-Assembly symposia to cover committee activities and strategic initiatives of the Society.