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International Conference Committee

Chair Eric S. White, MD, MS, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI
Chair-Appointee Andrew J. Halayko, BS(Hons), MSc, PhD, ATSF Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair-Elect Kristina L. Bailey, MD, ATSF Omaha, NE
Committee Member - PC Program Chair Sebastien Bonnet, PhD, MSc Quebec City, QC, Canada
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair-Elect Nina E. Bracken, ACNPC, MSN Chicago, IL
Committee Member - PR Program Chair-Elect Pat Camp, PT, MS, PhD Vancouver, BC, Canada
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair-Elect Jeanine M. D'Armiento, MD, PhD New York, NY
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden, CT
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair Bradley A. Edwards, PhD Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Committee Member - CC Program Chair Eddy Fan, MD, PhD Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member Elena A. Goncharova, PhD Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member - AII Program Chair-Elect Fernando Holguin, MD, MPH Aurora, CO
Committee Member - CC Program Chair-Elect C. Terri L. Hough, MD, MSc Seattle, WA
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair-Elect Camilla M. Hoyos, BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD Forestville, NSW, Australia
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair Ilona Jaspers, PhD Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member - TO Program Chair-Elect Robert L. Keith, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair Meeta P. Kerlin, MD, MS Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - CP Program Chair Maryl Kreider, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - PED Program Chair Sharon A. McGrath-Morrow, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair-Elect Payam Nahid, MD, MPH San Francisco, CA
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair Enid R. Neptune, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair-Elect Minal R. Patel, PhD, MPH Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair Y. S. Prakash, MD, PhD Rochester, MN
Committee Member - PED Program Chair-Elect Paul D. Robinson, MD, MRCPCH, FRACP, PhD Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Committee Member - AII Program Chair Angela Rogers, MPH, MD Stanford, CA
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair Anne-Marie Russell, PhD, RN London, United Kingdom
Committee Member - PR Program Chair Michael Steiner, MBBS, MD, FRCP Leicester, United Kingdom
Committee Member - CP Program Chair-Elect Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSc, ATSF Denver, CO
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair-Elect Cindy Thamrin, PhD Glebe, NSW, Australia
Committee Member - TO Program Chair Anil Vachani, MD, MS Merion Station, PA
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, 2019-2020:
• 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.
• In collaboration with the Health Equality and Diversity Committee, develop a Health Disparities Track for the ATS International Conference.