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International Conference Committee

Chair Andrew J. Halayko, PhD, ATSF, MSc, BSc(Hons) Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Chair-Appointee Debra M. Boyer, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member - CC Program Chair-Elect Annette M. Esper, MD, MS, ATSF Atlanta, GA
Committee Member - AII Program Chair-Elect Blanca E. Himes, PhD, ATSF Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - PC Program Chair-Elect Brian B. Graham, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member - CC Program Chair C. Terri L. Hough, MD, MSc Portland, OR
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair Camilla M. Hoyos, BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD Forestville, NSW, Australia
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair-Elect Chadi A. Hage, MD, ATSF Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair-Elect Christopher M. Waters, PhD Lexington, KY
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair Cindy Thamrin, PhD Glebe, NSW, Australia
Committee Member - PC Program Chair Elena A. Goncharova, PhD, ATSF Davis, CA
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair-Elect Emily Brigham, MD, MHS Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - PR Program Chair-Elect Felicity Blackstock, PhD Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
Committee Member - AII Program Chair Fernando Holguin, MD, MPH Aurora, CO
Committee Member - RSF Program Chair-Elect Jason C. Woods, PhD Cincinnati, OH
Committee Member - RCMB Program Chair Jeanine M. D'Armiento, MD, PhD New York, NY
Committee Member - TO Program Chair-Elect Jed A. Gorden, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member - CP Program Chair Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSc, ATSF Denver, CO
Committee Member - CP Program Chair-Elect Jessica Bon, MD, MS, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member - EOPH Program Chair Kristina L. Bailey, MD, ATSF Omaha, NE
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair-Elect Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair Minal R. Patel, PhD, MPH Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member - SRN Program Chair-Elect Neomi A. Shah, MD, MPH, MSci New York, NY
Committee Member - NUR Program Chair Nina E. Bracken, MSN, ACNPC Chicago, IL
Committee Member - PR Program Chair Pat Camp, PT, PhD Vancouver, BC, Canada
Committee Member - PED Program Chair Paul D. Robinson, MD, MRCPCH, FRACP, PhD Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Committee Member - PI-TB Program Chair Payam Nahid, MD, MPH San Francisco, CA
Committee Member - TO Program Chair Robert L. Keith, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member - PED Program Chair-Elect Terri A. Laguna, MD, MSci Chicago, IL
Committee Member - BSHSR Program Chair-Elect Valerie G. Press, MD, MPH, ATSF Chicago, IL
Staff D'Ann Brown New York, NY
Staff Francine Comi New York, NY
Staff Liliana Rose New York, NY
Staff Nancy Guerrero 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, 2020-2021:
• 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.