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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

Allergy Immunology & Inflammation

AII Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Catherine Bonham, MD
Dr. Rod Amir Rahimi, MD, PhD

Behavioral Science and Health Services Research

BSHSR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Nancy H Stewart, DO
Dr. Christopher Worsham, MD

Critical Care

CC Clinical PharmD
Dr. Deepali Dixit, DP
Dr. Mark Malesker
CC Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Emily A Vail, MD, MSc
Dr. Lisa Karen Vande Vusse, MD, MSCE
Critical Care-Pre-ICU
Dr. Ithan Peltan, MD, MSc
Dr. Kusum Sara Mathews, MD, MPH, MSCR

Environmental, Occupational and Population Health

EOPH Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Daniel Croft, MD, MPH
Dr. Alexandra Noel, PhD, MSc, BSc


Assembly on NUR Executive Committee
Dr. Jennifer Burgher Seaman, PhD, RN, CHPN
Dr. Lynn Baniak, PhD, RN
NUR Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Jonna L. Morris, PhD, RN

Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis

PI-TB Early Career Professionals Working Group
Dr. Keira A. Cohen, MD
Dr. Kelly Pennington, MD
PI-TB Vaccines and Immunization Working Group
Dr. Justin R. Ortiz, MD, MS
Dr. Tina V. Hartert, MD, MPH, ATSF

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

PR Self-Management Working Group
Dr. Linda Nici, MD

Thoracic Oncology

TO Early Career Professional Working Group
Dr. Lori Sakoda, PhD, MPH