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Pulmonary Function Testing Committee

Chair Meredith C. Mccormack, MHS, MD Baltimore, MD
Vice Chair Sanja Stanojevic, PhD Halifax, NS, Canada
Committee Member Adam Cole, MD Georgetown, KY
Committee Member Aparna Balasubramanian, MD, MHS Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Jessica E. Pittman, MD, MPH Saint Louis, MO
Committee Member Kaitlin V. Bradley, DO, MS MADISON, WI
Committee Member Katrina Hynes, BHS Ettrick, WI
Committee Member Kevin Mccarthy Matthews, NC
Committee Member Loren C. Denlinger, MD, PhD Madison, WI
Committee Member Loretta G. Que, MD Durham, NC
Committee Member Nirav R. Bhakta, MD, PhD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Thomas Decato, MD, FCCP Spokane, WA
Staff Barbara Horner New York, NY

The Pulmonary Function Testing Committee develops proficiency standards for pulmonary function and blood gas laboratories and develops strategies to promote adherence to ATS standards. This committee serves as a resource for the ATS staff concerning issues related to pulmonary function and blood gas testing.

Benchmarks, 2021-2022:
- Develop and implement plan for engagement with industry.
- Update Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Testing technical standard document, which has been approved by ATS/ERS and has a working committee
- Update of Lung Volumes technical standard document
- Continue annual work on education in pulmonary function testing through submission of postgraduate course proposals and participation in the Clinicians Center Learning Lab at the ATS annual meeting.
- Promote best practices with respect to implementation of pulmonary function standards.
- Collaborate with the Patient and Family Education Committee to reach out to patients and family to provide input on patient-centered pulmonary function testing.
- Explore different methods for communication, networking to disseminate information about PFT lab registry.
- Develop best practices for PFT in the setting of COVID.
- Develop and implement workshop on race.
- Plan workshop to develop standards for home spirometry.
- Develop position description for Senior Advisory Council.