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International Conference Committee

Chair Jess Mandel, MD, ATSF La Jolla, CA
Chair-Appointee Eric S. White, MD, MS, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair Alison K. Bauer, PhD, ATSF Aurora, CO
Committee Member - PC Program Chair-elect Sebastien Bonnet, PhD, MSc Quebec City, QC, Canada
Committee Member - PR Program Chair Brian W. Carlin, MD Sewickley, PA
Committee Member - CP Program Chair Harold R. Collard, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member - PC Program Chair Vinicio De Jesus Perez, MD, ATSF Palo Alto, CA
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair-elect Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden, CT
Committee Member - PED Program Chair Sharon D. Dell, MD, ATSF Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair Michelle Eakin, PhD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair-elect Bradley A. Edwards, PhD Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Committee Member - CC Program Chair-elect Eddy Fan, MD, PhD Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair Leila K. Gozal, MD, MSc, ATSF Columbia, MO
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair Jill L. Guttormson, PhD Milwaukee, WI
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair-elect Ilona Jaspers, PhD Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair-elect Meeta P. Kerlin, MD, MS Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - CP Program Chair-elect Maryl Kreider, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - PED Program Chair-elect Sharon A. McGrath-Morrow, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - AII Program Chair Benjamin D. Medoff, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member - CC Program Chair Sangeeta Mehta, MD Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member - TO Program Chair Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD Richmond, VA
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair-elect Enid R. Neptune, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair-elect Y. S. Prakash, MD, PhD Rochester, MN
Committee Member - AII Program Chair-elect Angela Rogers, MPH, MD Stanford, CA
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair-elect Anne-Marie Russell, PhD, MScN London, United Kingdom
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair Chun Y. Seow, PhD, ATSF Vancouver, BC, Canada
Committee Member - PR Program Chair-elect Michael Steiner, MBBS, MD, FRCP Leicester, United Kingdom
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair Rachel Thomson, MBBS, PhD, FRACP GREENSLOPES, QUEENSLAND, Australia
Committee Member - TO Program Chair-elect Anil Vachani, MD, MS Merion Station, PA
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair Lisa R. Young, MD, ATSF Nashville, TN
Staff Karen J. Collishaw New York, NY
Staff Francine Comi New York, NY
Staff Nancy Guerrero New York, NY
Staff Liliana Rose 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, 2018-2019:
• 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.