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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.

ASSEMBLY ON BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH (BSHSR)

This Assembly is concerned with the social, behavioral, epidemiologic, psychological, and educational aspects of lung disease including biological mechanisms that may be involved (e.g., psychoneuroimmunologic pathways).

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.

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.

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.

ASSEMBLY ON MICROBIOLOGY, TUBERCULOSIS AND PULMONARY INFECTIONS (MTPI)

This Assembly is concerned with the biology, physiology and taxonomy of mycobacterial and all micro-organisms causing respiratory disease, and promotes the prevention, management and control of these pulmonary infections.

ASSEMBLY ON NURSING (NUR)

This Assembly is concerned with clinical respiratory nursing care issues, patient education, and research, incorporating interdisciplinary collaboration and a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach.

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.

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.

ASSEMBLY ON PULMONARY REHABILITATION (PR)

This Assembly is concerned with the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in the context of the current health care environment, the promotion of education for the public and other health care providers about the scientific rationale for and clinical outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation, the promotion of continued investigation into the scientific rationale for and clinical outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation and promotion of integrated chronic disease management.

ASSEMBLY ON RESPIRATORY CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (RCMB)

This Assembly is concerned with cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung cell function and with translational applications to health and disease.

ASSEMBLY ON RESPIRATORY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (RSF)

This Assembly is concerned with physiological, morphologic and biochemical properties of the normal respiratory system and the mechanisms through which spontaneous or experimental disease alters these properties.

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.

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.