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Assembly Working Groups

Assemblies can choose to form working groups under the purview and approval of the current Assembly Chair. Working groups should include a minimum of five assembly members, but be no larger than twelve. Working groups have a maximum two-year term. Working Groups must complete their goals within the two-year term and cannot be renewed after goals are completed.

Working Groups may be utilized to meet the following goals:

  • Facilitate effective collaboration between Assembly Executive Committees and Assembly Members in a particular
    area within the Assembly;
  • To gain knowledge in a specific topic area under an Assembly;
  • Identify learning gaps in specific disease categories; and
  • Assess assembly membership needs.

Working Groups should not be created if the main objectives of the group are to:

  • Develop an official ATS statement
  • Program sessions at the conference
  • Plan networking events

These are the functions of both the Planning and Program Committees of the Assemblies and those committees must be utilized.

Current Assembly Working Groups

Joint Assembly Working Groups

CP & PEDS Transitional Care Working Group
Gregory S. Sawicki, MPH, MD
Carla Anne Frederick, MD

Allergy Immunology & Inflammation

AII International Relations Working Group
Dr. Njira Lugogo, MD
Prof. Ross Vlahos, PhD
AII Microbiome in Lung Disease Working Group
Dr. Stavros Garantziotis, MD

Behavioral Science and Health Services Research

BSHSR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Jared Chiarchiaro, MD

Clinical Problems

CP Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Lida P Hariri, BS, MD, PhD
Dr. Christine Argento, MD
CP Industry Working Group
Prof. Antonio Anzueto, MD, ATSF
Dr. Mary E Strek
CP Women's Working Group
Dr. Rupal J. Shah, MD, MSCE
Dr. Jessica M. Bon, MD, MS


PEDS Application for Long-range Vision Working Group
Dr. Stephanie D. Davis, MD, ATSF

Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis

PI-TB Pneumonia Working Group
Dr. Scott E. Evans, MD

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

PR Standards Working Group
Prof. Michael Steiner, MBBS, MD, FRCP

Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology

RCMB Innovation and Entrepreneurial Working Group
Dr. Melanie Koenigshoff, MD, PhD, ATSF
Dr. Milica Vukmirovic, PhD

Respiratory Structure & Function

RSF Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Corrine R Kliment, MD, PhD
RSF The PhD and Basic and Translational Scientists Working Group
Dr. Blanca Camoretti-Mercado, PhD
Dr. Thomas J. Mariani, PhD
Last Reviewed: June 2018