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Early Career Professionals

Critical Care ECPWG


Vincent Liu, MD, MS
Working Group Co-Chair
Rachel Kohn, MD, MSCE
Vincent Liu, MD, MS
Working Group Co-Chair
Nandita R. Nadig, MD, MSCR, ATSF

The primary goal is to get young faculty more involved in the Critical Care (CC) Assembly and the ATS.


  • Create avenues for young members of the CC Assembly to get more involved with the assembly and the ATS including:
    • Mentorship program
    • Early career professionals database
  • Improve access to participation by young members in the International Conference program:
    • Advice on program proposal submissions
    • Cooperation with the program committee to place young members as facilitators/moderators
  • Brainstorm new ways to engage young members:
    • Social media presence
    • Online journal club
    • Lunch at the International Conference

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How Can The Early Career Professionals Working Group Help Me?

“As a fellow and early career faculty member without a Pulmonary or Critical Care mentor, the Critical Care Assembly Early Career Professionals Working Group (ECPWG) provided me with a unique opportunity to meet and work alongside up-and-coming stars and established giants of critical care medicine. The networks formed through my eight years in the ECPWG established the foundation for meaningful involvement within ATS and productive research collaborations.” – Allan Walkey, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine

Critical Care Assembly Mentoring Program

After virtual mentorship sessions in 2020 and 2021, the Critical Care Assembly Mentorship Program will be in-person during the ATS International Conference in San Francisco (May 13-18). This program's mission is to create a supportive professional community to encourage the career development of the Critical Care Assembly members. To participate, please complete the registration questionnaire in the link below by April 1, 2022. Members can register as a mentee, a mentor, or both. Mentor/mentee matches are hand-selected based on information provided in the questionnaire. Participants will receive an email in early May about mentor-mentee matches with additional instructions. 

Application link:


Participants commit to a one-time meeting at the ATS International Conference. Ongoing mentorship beyond this one-time meeting is at the discretion of each mentee-mentor pair.

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Early Career Professionals Database

We are creating a list of Critical Care Assembly members who self-identify as early in their professional careers. By participating, members can provide information about their experiences and interests as well as their goals for participation in the assembly. The purpose is to facilitate involvement in the assembly’s activities (including the annual conference), to improve mentorship matches, and to foster networking and collaboration. Please click here if you would like to participate.



Rachel Kohn, MD, MSCE

Nandita R. Nadig, MD, MSCR, ATSF


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Mentorship Program
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