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Education Committee

Chair Debra M. Boyer, MD Boston, MA
Vice Chair Gaetane C. Michaud, MD New York, NY
Vice Chair Jason T. Poston, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Mark K. Abe, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Shozab Ahmed, MBBS Albuquerque, NM
Committee Member Caralee E. Caplan-Shaw, MD New York, NY
Committee Member William G. Carlos, MD, MSCR Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member Colleen L. Channick, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Alison S. Clay, MD Durham, NC
Committee Member Walter D. Conwell, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Daniel R. Crouch, MD, MS La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD Hamden, CT
Committee Member DorAnne M. Donesky, PhD, ANP-BC Benicia, CA
Committee Member Garth Garrison, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member - ATS President David Gozal, MD, MBA Chicago, IL
Committee Member Margaret M. Hayes, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Amjad Horani, MD Saint Louis, MO
Committee Member Shazia M. Jamil, MD La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Carl A. Kaplan, MD Columbia, MO
Committee Member - PAR Representative Jack Kelly Boca Raton, FL
Committee Member Denay P. Kirkpatrick, DNP Birmingham, AL
Committee Member Abigail R. Lara, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Moishe Liberman Montreal, QC, Canada
Committee Member Andrew Luks, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member Patrick Lyons, MD St. Louis, MO
Committee Member Samir S. Makani, FCCP, MD San Diego, CA
Committee Member Jakob I. McSparron, MD Brookline, MA
Committee Member Paul E. Moore, MD Nashville, TN
Committee Member - ATS President-elect Marc Moss, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Viswam S. Nair, MSCR, MD Stanford, CA
Committee Member Jeremy E. Orr, MD La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Susan Pasnick, MD Santa Fe, NM
Committee Member Jessica E. Pittman, MD, MPH Saint Louis, MO
Committee Member Samaan Rafeq, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Jordan S. Rettig Boston, MA
Committee Member Mary E. Strek, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc Boston, MA
Committee Member Tisha S. Wang, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Carolyn H. Welsh, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Lisa F. Wolfe, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Bishoy Zakhary, MD New York, NY
Ex-Officio - Immediate Past President Atul Malhotra, MD La Jolla, CA
Staff Jennifer Siegel-Gasiewski New York, NY
Staff Eileen Larsson New York, NY
Staff Alan Kantz New York, NY

The Education Committee provides oversight for the design, implementation, and evaluation of all educational activities and products, including statements and guidelines, with the exception of the International Conference. It performs ongoing assessments of ATS educational programs to determine their effectiveness and financial performance and reviews and approves proposals for postgraduate courses at the International Conference. The Committee conducts periodic strategic planning to improve the Society's educational portfolio and develops new programs. It coordinates joint educational programs with other organizations and monitors the certification and maintenance of certification requirements of relevant professional boards and ensures that the ATS CME Mission Statement and the ATS educational mission statement are aligned in order to design educational programs to meet the needs of clinician members and meet criteria for accreditation. Finally, it coordinates its efforts with the Web Editor, Documents Development and Implementation Committee, the International Conference Committee, and the International Lung Health Committee.

Benchmarks, 2016-2017
• Evaluate the impact of the 2013-16 Core Curriculum/Maintenance of Certification module program and report on key metrics, and make recommendations regarding enhancements of the initiative;
• Evaluate and adjust MOC portfolio in response to business model changes with the ABIM and ACCME
• Develop the 2017 Core ATS Curriculum for Adult Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Pediatrics in conjunction with the Core Curriculum Task Force, which will be submitted to the appropriate specialty Boards;
• Implement plans, including business models, and request for proposal mechanism for hand-on educational training, based on the recommendations of the Hands-On Education Working Group and the experiences of post-graduate courses;
• Review, evaluate, select, and provide feedback on the 2017 Postgraduate Courses;
• Develop a comprehensive Educational Outcomes Assessment Plan for ATS activities, including the International Conference evaluation data, and MECOR in preparation for the 2016-17 ACCME Self Study Process;
• Develop a web based educational platform for ongoing professional education products with a focus on new educational products;
• Evaluate and develop the possibility of regional courses including hands-on courses and/or collaborative endeavors with other professional societies;
• Draft the ATS ACCME Self Study and 20 corresponding activity files.