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International Conference Committee

Chair Jess Mandel, MD La Jolla, CA
Chair-Appointee Eric S. White, MD, MS, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI

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, 2017-2018:
• 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.