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Assembly Descriptions and Program Committee Chairs

ASSEMBLY ON ALLERGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION (AII)

This Assembly is concerned with allergic, immunologic and inflammatory mechanisms affecting the respiratory system in health and disease as well as immune mechanisms of critical illness. This includes all aspects from basic mechanisms, cellular immunology, systems biology, epidemiology, and clinical manifestations.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Benjamin D. Medoff, MD
bmedoff@partners.org

ASSEMBLY ON BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH (BSHSR)

This assembly seeks to understand and improve health behaviors and outcomes, and improve systems of care, and reduce health disparities. Members have expertise in psychology, adherence to therapy, clinical epidemiology, statistics, health services research, health economics, comparative clinical efficacy and effectiveness research, performance measurement, quality improvement and implementation science. Members represent a wide variety of clinical interest areas, including pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Michelle Eakin, PhD
meakin1@jhmi.edu

ASSEMBLY ON CLINICAL PROBLEMS (CP)

This Assembly is concerned with clinical problems in diagnosis, therapy and health care, improvement for training of physicians and other allied health professionals, and development of innovative methods for health care delivery. The Assembly has particular interests in clinical trials and observational studies (both epidemiologic and translational) related to COPD, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Bronchiectasis (both CF and non-CF), and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Harold R. Collard, MD
hal.collard@ucsf.edu

ASSEMBLY ON CRITICAL CARE (CC)

This Assembly is concerned with the integrated diagnosis and management of critical care patients; clinical, mechanistic laboratory and translational studies dealing with diseases such as ARDS, respiratory failure, sepsis, multiple organ failure, intoxication syndromes, neurocognitive dysfunction; recovery from and consequences of post-critical illness dysfunction, health-economic impacts of critical illness; and programs to improve the quality of health care for patients and provide continued education to physicians and other allied health professionals.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Sangeeta Mehta, MD
geeta.mehta@utoronto.ca

ASSEMBLY ON ENVIRONMENTAL, OCCUPATIONAL AND POPULATION HEALTH (EOPH)

This Assembly is concerned with the impact of environmental and occupational exposures on lung health, as well as genetic susceptibility to environmentally related lung disease. Includes epidemiology, exposure assessment, toxicology, occupational/environmental medicine, and population health.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Alison K. Bauer, PhD
alison.bauer@ucdenver.edu

ASSEMBLY ON NURSING (NUR)

This Assembly is concerned with clinical care issues, patient education, and research, incorporating interdisciplinary collaboration and a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach. Members represent a wide variety of clinical areas including pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Jill Lynn Guttormson, PhD, MS, RN
jill.guttormson@marquette.edu

ASSEMBLY ON PEDIATRICS (PED)

This Assembly is concerned with both the clinical aspects of and research into the growth, function and pathophysiology of the respiratory system of the developing child, adolescent and young adult.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Sharon D.M. Dell, MD
sharon.dell@sickkids.ca

ASSEMBLY ON PULMONARY CIRCULATION (PC)

This Assembly is concerned with the physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and clinical aspects of the pulmonary circulation, and the interrelations between respiration and pulmonary circulation.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Vinicio De Jesus Perez, MD
vdejesus@stanford.edu

ASSEMBLY ON PULMONARY INFECTIONS AND TUBERCULOSIS (PI-TB)

This Assembly is concerned with the entire spectrum of acute and chronic pulmonary infections encompassing bacterial, tuberculous and nontuberculous mycobacterial, viral, and fungal infections; all aspects from pathophysiology, immunology, and host defense, microbiology, epidemiology, prevention and control, to diagnosis and treatment; and all clinical manifestations including community-acquired and hospital-acquired infections, infections in the immunocompromised host, airway infections, bronchiectasis, and empyema.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Rachel Thomson, MBBS
rthomson@uq.edu.au

ASSEMBLY ON PULMONARY REHABILITATION (PR)

This assembly is concerned with the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in the context of the current healthcare environment. Members promote education for the public and other healthcare providers about the scientific rationale for and clinical outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as continued investigation into the scientific rationale for and clinical outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation and integrated chronic disease management.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Brian W. Carlin, MD
bwcmd@yahoo.com

ASSEMBLY ON RESPIRATORY CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (RCMB)

This Assembly is focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms and systems biology of lungs through development, health, aging and disease highlighting patient-relevant basic and translational research.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Lisa R. Young, MD
lisa.young@vanderbilt.edu

ASSEMBLY ON RESPIRATORY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (RSF)

This Assembly is concerned with physiological, morphologic, biochemical, cellular and molecular properties of the normal respiratory system and the mechanisms through which spontaneous or experimental disease alters these properties. Members have interests in lung and skeletal muscle physiology, respiratory mechanics, acute lung injury, imaging and mathematical modeling, lung function testing and aerosols.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Chun Seow, PhD
cseow@hli.ubc.ca

ASSEMBLY ON SLEEP AND RESPIRATORY NEUROBIOLOGY (SRN)

This Assembly is concerned with basic respiratory neurobiology, mechanisms of dyspnea, and the causes, consequences and clinical management of sleep disordered breathing.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, MD, MSc
lgozal@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu

ASSEMBLY ON THORACIC ONCOLOGY (TO)

This Assembly is concerned with all aspects of thoracic malignancies including screening, diagnosis, staging, management, and palliation as well as molecular, epidemiologic, immunologic, behavioral, and translational science of thoracic cancer.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Patrick Nana-Sinkham, MD
patrick.nana-sinkham@vcuhealth.org