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Public Advisory Roundtable

Chair Kari L. Rosbeck Silver Spring, MD
Chair-Elect Michele Manion, BS Minneapolis, MN

The ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (ATS PAR) represents a core component of the Society and a mutually beneficial partnership wherein organizations that represent persons affected by respiratory diseases, sleep-related conditions, or critical illnesses collaborate to advance their shared educational, research, patient care, and advocacy missions. ATS PAR brings the patient’s perspective to the Society and provides the Board with strategic guidance for retaining patients and families as a central focus of all ATS activities and programs.

Benchmarks for 2019-2020

1) Serve as a resource to the ATS documents development committee to provide patients to any document working group desiring the patient perspective during the current project proposal/renewal cycle;
2) Serve as a resource to the International Conference committee by providing patient speakers to select scientific sessions at IC 2020;
3) Work with the ATS Foundation to develop an unrestricted research grant funded by multiple PAR members to be awarded in the 2020 ATS research grant cycle;
4) Represent the patient perspective on ATS committees as well as other applicable ATS activities requiring a patient presence, to include the annual Hill Day in Washington, DC.