2024 AABIP Annual Conference
Scientific Program Committee - Simulation Chair & Simulation Session Champions

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, October 25, 2023


The AABIP Conference provides updated scientific knowledge and research, unique networking opportunities, hands-on experience and high-yield exposure to emerging, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and technologies related to the care of patients with thoracic disease.

The AABIP is committed to an organizational culture of excellence, equitable representation, diversity, and inclusion.  We encourage applications from physician and non-physician members representing diverse ethnicities, ages, races, nationalities, genders, specialties, and hospital settings.

Requesting Applications For:
  1. Simulation Chair
  2. Simulation Session Champions

Term: 2-years (Chair) & 1-year (Champions)

*Individuals applying for these roles and not selected, may be considered as simulation faculty at the Annual Meeting.

The American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology is seeking a chair to assist with organizing the AABIP Annual meeting simulation offerings and multiple individuals to serve as session champions and content experts.  With their help, the hands-on sessions will be designed to maximize direct hands-on time to more optimally utilize the inanimate model, equipment, and the expertise of faculty.  These sessions will teach skills in self-expanding metal stent placement, ablative modalities such as electrosurgery and cryotherapy, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, accessing peripheral nodules, how to incorporate nodule tracking platforms into nodule or interventional pulmonology programs, as well as skills relevant to interventional pulmonology in the intensive care unit and pediatric pulmonary medicine.  This is a 2-year commitment for the Simulation Chair and a 1-year commitment for individual session champions. The simulation chair will work alongside Laura Frye as the simulation co-chair for the 2024 Annual Meeting and Jasleen Pannu, as the 2024 Scientific Program Committee Chair and will be involved in the selection of the simulation co-chair for the 2025 AABIP Annual Meeting.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Simulation chair:
With input from sessions’ champions, the simulation chair and co-chair will design the hands-on offerings for the AABIP annual meeting.  They will develop the session structure, learning objectives, checklists and identify the necessary equipment for the execution of the sessions.  The chair will work alongside the AABIP staff and assist with the necessary documentation for educational grants and equipment requests.  The chair and co-chair will serve as liaisons to industry participating in the simulation sessions.  The workflow for each session will be designed in conjunction with the session champion and checklists will be used for guiding on-site hands-on teaching. The simulation chair will join monthly meetings beginning in December 2023 and increasing in frequency until the conference (anticipate twice per month beginning in the Spring of 2024) and weekly in the 4-6 weeks leading up to the conference.  The session chair, co-chair, and simulation champions will be responsible for development of faculty orientation materials.  The session chair will provide onsite support for sessions from set-up to tear-down and will be available as needed during the sessions. The chair and co-chair will organize on-site faculty orientation prior to the beginning of Simulation programs in Charlotte.

Simulation Session Champions:
The simulation session champions will work alongside the simulation chair and co-chair in the development of the hands-on sessions for the annual conference.  The session champion will serve as a content expert to assist in the development of their respective session workflows, faculty tutorials, and checklists, when necessary.  The session champion will assist with faculty orientation and be the on-site point person for their session, assisting with set-up, tear-down, and assisting with the flow of the session as needed during the day.

Anticipated simulation sessions for the 2024 annual meeting:
  • Stents – Expanding the horizon – Tips from the Experts
  • Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Yield in Peripheral Bronchoscopy
  • Nodule Tracking Platforms for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer
  • Fire and Ice –Ablative Technology Tips
  • Planning and Performing BLVR – Tips from the Experts
  • Interventional Pulmonary for the Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Interventional Pulmonology

How to Apply:

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Required Documents:
  1. Acknowledgement and affirmation of the scope of services outlined above
  2. Statement of interest (with a pledge that time commitment to these projects is acknowledged and that if the position is granted, you will have sufficient availability for work on these programs) as well as role of interest and content expertise if applying for session champion
  3. CV

Deadline to apply: October 25, 2023


Questions or concerns, please contact:
Laura Frye at [email protected]; 2024 Scientific Program Committee and Simulation Co-Chair

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