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Education Committee

Chair Tisha S. Wang, MD Los Angeles, CA
Vice Chair Jakob I. Mcsparron, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Vice Chair Margaret (molly) M. Hayes, MD, ATSF Boston, MA
Committee Member Basak Coruh, MD, ATSF Seattle, WA
Committee Member Carmen Leon Astudillo Gainesville, FL
Committee Member Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH Palo Alto, CA
Committee Member Charles C. Hardin, MD, PhD, ATSF Boston, MA
Committee Member Colleen L. Channick, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Diana Kelm, MD Rochester, MN
Committee Member Erin R. Narewski, DO Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Fei Jamie Dy, MD, MS Worcester, MA
Committee Member Garth W. Garrison, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member Gerene S. Bauldoff, RN, PhD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, MSc, ATSF Saint Louis, MO
Committee Member Jane C. Deng, MS, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member Jane E. Gross, MD, PhD Denver, CO
Committee Member Josalyn L. Cho, MD Iowa City, IA
Committee Member Katherine A. Dudley, MD, MPH Cambridge, MA
Committee Member Krishna M. Sundar, MD Salt Lake City, UT
Committee Member Lara Bishay, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member Laren Tan, MD Loma Linda, CA
Committee Member Majid Shafiq, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member - PAR Representative Marie Mascia-Rand Princeton, NJ
Committee Member Melissa Lipford, MD ROCHESTER, MN
Committee Member Michael Mccown, DO Takoma Park, MD
Committee Member Michelle R. Zeidler, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Robin L. Gross, MD Washington, DC
Committee Member Scott S. Oh, DO Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Shazia M. Jamil, MD, ATSF La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS, ATSF Miami, FL
Committee Member Shozab Ahmed, MBBS, FCCP Albuquerque, NM
Committee Member Tristan J. Huie, MD Denver, CO
Staff Suzette Machado New York, NY
Staff Eileen Larsson, BS New York, NY
Staff Francine Comi New York, NY
Staff Ho Young Hung brooklyn, NY
Staff Lauren G. Lynch New York, NY
Staff Nancy Guerrero New York, NY

The Education Committee provides ongoing assessment of ATS educational programs to determine their effectiveness and reviews and approves proposals for postgraduate courses at the International Conference. The committee coordinates the ATS Core Curriculum and the accompanying MOC portfolio. In addition, it develops additional conference MOC opportunities for ATS members. The committee provides an educational consulting service to assist ATS members in the development of educational opportunities both at and outside the International Conference. The Education Committee partners with other educational groups to develop new learning formats for the ATS and coordinates with patient and family partners to develop timely “rapid response” documents after events such as natural disasters on an as-needed basis. Finally, it works to study the outcomes of the many educational offerings of the ATS.

Benchmarks, 2020-2021:
• Evaluate the 2017-2020 Core Curriculum/Maintenance of Certification module program, report on key metrics and outcomes, and make recommendations regarding enhancements of the initiative.
• Evaluate and adjust MOC portfolio to incorporate additional conference MOC offerings for ATS members with plan to expand to select PG courses.
• Develop the 2021 Core ATS Curriculum for Adult Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Pediatrics in conjunction with the Core Curriculum Working Groups, which will be submitted to the appropriate specialty Boards.
• Evaluate current hands-on learning experiences and create novel hands-on opportunities both at the ATS IC and regionally in conjunction with the state-based thoracic societies.
• Review, evaluate, select, and provide feedback on the 2021 Postgraduate Courses.
• Perform a needs assessment of the educational offerings available to researchers within the ATS to support the PhD Working Group and recommend implementation strategies.
• Expand the Educational Consulting services to include online resources, webinars, and a more robust social media presence that will be readily available to all ATS members and allow for the incorporation of novel learning formats and newer educational technologies at both the IC and regional meetings.
• Audit the Fellows Track Symposium at the IC 2020 with formal standardized evaluation forms and propose recommendations for changes in 2021.
• Partner with the leadership within MITT, Training, FTS, and the online ATS educational groups to discuss and assess the multiple conference offerings geared towards early career professionals including RBC, FTS, and Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp
• Collaborate with SoME and the Patient and Family Education Committee to identify topics, develop, review, approve and publish “rapid response” materials for a broad target audience, including patients, families, clinicians, and the public.
• Collaborate with the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee to maintain compliance with ACCME re-accreditation and maintenance of certification
• Support the development of ATS Scholar with regular submissions by the Education Committee including but not limited to the Core Curriculum and the Educational Consulting working groups.