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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

Behavioral Science and Health Services Research

BSHSR Evidence Synthesis Methodology Working Group
Dr. Kevin C. Wilson, MD, ATSF

Clinical Problems

CP Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Danielle E. Antin-Ozerkis, MD

Critical Care

CC Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc
Dr. Vincent Liu, MD, MS

Environmental, Occupational and Population Health

EOPH Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Peggy S. Lai, MPH, MD
Dr. Allison Lambert, MD, MHS

Nursing

NUR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN

Pediatrics

PEDS Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Don B. Sanders, MD, MSc

Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis

PI-TB Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Bashar Samih Staitieh, MD
Dr. Laura Elizabeth Gleeson, MB BCh

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

PR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Narelle Sarah Cox, PhD, PT
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
Dr. Rebecca C. Keith, MD

Respiratory Structure & Function

RSF Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Gijs Ijpma, PhD

Sleep Respiratory & Neurobiology

SRN Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Omar Mesarwi, MD

Thoracic Oncology

TO Early Career Professional Working Group
Dr. Nichole T. Tanner, MD, MSCR
Dr. Mark M. Fuster, MD
TO International Relations Working Group
Dr. Charles A. Powell, MD
TO Interventional Pulmonology Working Group
Dr. Lonny B. Yarmus, DO, ATSF
Dr. Momen M. Wahidi, MBA, MD
Last Reviewed: February 2018