The Program Committee shall consist of a balance of specialty areas with members serving staggered three-year terms. In general, the Co- chairs, will represent clinical and basic science and shall have been committee members for two years. The Program Committee shall select from abstracts submitted to it those topics, subjects, or papers that are to be presented at the scientific meeting of the Association and to arrange their order of presentation.
No abstract, a major portion of which has been published or read before any other national or international meeting in North America shall be considered for presentation on the scientific program of the Association unless by special permission of the Program Committee.
The committee may with the consent of the Board of Directors arrange for invited lectures or symposia as part of the scientific program.
The Program committee shall follow the organizational timeline in order that faculty are invited, the program developed, and arrangements made by the headquarters’ staff to distribute the program. All accepted abstracts will be published unless withdrawn by the author.
Those who have submitted abstracts and titles for the program will be informed as quickly as possible of the action of the committee after its deliberations.
Satellite programming to the annual meeting may be added as appropriate based on need, gap or interest as designated by the Board of Directors with consultation to the Program Committee. Consultation with staff shall be required to ensure the availability of contract meeting facility space to add additional programming.
The Program Committee shall support headquarters staff with the appropriate scientific information and data required to pursue continuing medical education accreditation and educational grant support.
ATA Program Committees will exercise highest ethical standards, be transparent in dualities and conflicts of interest, and aim to be diverse, equitable and inclusive throughout their deliberations and decisions.