International Conference Committee

Chair Debra M. Boyer, MD, MHPE, ATSF Columbus, OH
Chair-Elect Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, ATSF Denver, CO
Committee Member - CC Program Chair-Elect Aluko A. Hope, MD Portland, OR
Committee Member - PC Program Chair Andrea L. Frump, MS, PhD Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair Andrea S. Gershon, MD, MSc, ATSF Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member - TO Program Chair Catherine R. Sears, MD, ATSF Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member - PED Program Chair-Elect Christian Rosas-Salazar, MD, MPH, ATSF Nashville, TN
Committee Member - PR Program Chair-Elect Claire M. Nolan, PhD, MSc Uxbridge, Hillingdon, United Kingdom
Committee Member - PED Program Chair Deepa Rastogi, MBBS, MS, ATSF Bronx, NY
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair Francesca Polverino, MD, PhD, ATSF Houston, TX
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair-Elect Henry K. Yaggi, MPH New Haven, CT
Committee Member - TO Program Chair-Elect Julie A. Barta, MD, ATSF Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - CP Program Chair Justin Oldham, MD, MS Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair-Elect Kelly Pennington, MD Rochester, MN
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair Martha E. Billings, MD, MSc Seattle, WA
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair-Elect Michelle Sharp, MD, MHS Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - CC Program Chair Nuala J. Meyer, MD, MS, ATSF Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair Pamela J. Mcshane, MD Tyler, TX
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair-Elect Rachel S. Knipe, MD, ATSF Boston, MA
Committee Member - AII Program Chair Rachel G. Scheraga, MD, ATSF Cleveland, OH
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair-Elect Rodney D. Britt, BS, PhD, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair Silpa D. Krefft, MD, MPH Aurora, CO
Committee Member - PC Program Chair-Elect Soban Umar, MD, PhD, ATSF LOS ANGELES, CA
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair Sonali Bose, MD, MPH, ATSF ny, NY
Committee Member - CP Program Chair-Elect Surya P. Bhatt, MD, MSPH Birmingham, AL
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair-Elect Tammy L. Eaton, PhD, MSc, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, FCCM Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member - PR Program Chair Tania Janaudis-Ferreira Montreal, QC, Canada
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair Tania T. Von Visger, PhD, APRN, ATSF Buffalo, NY
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair-Elect Tara M. Nordgren, PhD Fort Collins, CO
Committee Member - AII Program Chair-Elect Yvonne J. Huang, MD, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI
Staff D'Ann Brown-Janowiak New York, NY

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, 2023-2024:
• 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.