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International Conference Committee

Chair Jess Mandel, MD La Jolla, CA
Chair-Appointee Eric S. White, MD, MS, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair-elect Alison K. Bauer, PhD Aurora, CO
Committee Member - PR Program Chair-elect Brian W. Carlin, MD Sewickley, PA
Committee Member - CP Program Chair-elect Harold R. Collard, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member - PC Program Chair-elect Vinicio De Jesus Perez, MD, ATSF Palo Alto, CA
Committee Member - PED Program Chair-elect Sharon D. Dell, MD Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair-elect Michelle Eakin, PhD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair Laura C. Feemster, MSc, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member - AII Program Chair Andrew P. Fontenot, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member - CC Program Chair Michelle N. Gong, MS, MD Bronx, NY
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair-elect Jill L. Guttormson, PhD Milwaukee, WI
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair Tillie-Louise Hackett, PhD, ATSF Vancouver, B.C., BC, Canada
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair-elect Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, MD, MSc, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member - PC Program Chair Tim Lahm, MD Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair Patty Lee, MD New Haven, CT
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair Tricia D. LeVan, PhD Omaha, NE
Committee Member - PR Program Chair William Man, MD, PhD Harefield, United Kingdom
Committee Member - AII Program Chair-elect Benjamin D. Medoff, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member - CC Program-elect Sangeeta Mehta, MD Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member - MTPI Program Chair Mark L. Metersky, MD Farmington, CT
Committee Member - PED Program Chair Paul E. Moore, MD, ATSF Nashville, TN
Committee Member - TO Program Chair-elect Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD Richmond, VA
Committee Member - CP Program Chair Frank C. Sciurba, MD Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair-elect Chun Seow, PhD, ATSF Vancouver, BC, Canada
Committee Member - TO Program Chair Christopher G. Slatore, MD Portland, OR
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair Esra Tasali, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair Judith Tate, PhD, RN Columbus, OH
Committee Member - MTPI Program Chair-elect Rachel Thomson, MBBS, PhD, FRACP GREENSLOPES, QUEENSLAND, Australia
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair-elect Lisa R. Young, MD Nashville, TN
Staff Francine Comi 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, 2017-2018:
• 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.