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Program Committee

In alignment with the Strategic Plan, the committee is responsible for the overall Annual Meeting program with duties that include planning scientific sessions, soliciting symposia proposals, inviting keynote and plenary speakers, programming abstracts, and approving the schedule/format. The committee also provides input on the content and format of other scientific programs, as required.


Fulfill all responsibilities and committee activities with an overriding objective of meeting the Association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies, goals and priorities.


  • Annual Meeting duties:
    • Planning scientific sessions
    • Soliciting symposia proposals
    • Inviting keynote and plenary speakers
    • Programming abstracts
    • Approving the schedule/format
  • Provides input on the content and format of other scientific programs, as required


  • Be an active member in good standing.
  • Ability to attend 2 one-day, in-person programming meetings in mid-May and mid-January, as well as attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Preference will be given to those actively involved in research in the designated areas.



NameCompanyThru Date
Kristin ArtingerUniversity of Minnesota3/31/2028
Matthew VickaryousUniversity of Guelph3/31/2026


NameCompanyThru Date
Jeffrey BushUniversity of California - San Francisco3/31/2025
Keely CassidyUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center3/31/2025
Jennifer DennisKansas City University3/31/2025
Eustathia Lela GiannarisUMass Chan Medical School3/31/2025
Casey HollidayUniversity of Missouri - Columbia3/31/2028
Angelo IulianellaDalhousie University3/31/2027
Rusty LansfordUniversity of Southern California3/31/2026
Smart MbagwuNnamdi Azikiwe University3/31/2025
Callum RossUniversity of Chicago3/31/2027
Licia SelleriUniversity of California - San Francisco3/31/2028


  • The Committee shall hold video conferences as needed (up to 4) and hold two 1-day planning meetings as well as meet during the Annual Meeting.


The Program Co-Chairs makes a report to the Board at least once a year.


  • 10-14 members (in a faculty position), including 2 Program Co-Chairs and representatives to serve as liaisons from EAC, CECA, and PDC.
  • One position is reserved for a trainee member. 
  • Members are chosen to ensure there are representatives from each of the Association’s core areas.
  • Members serve a 4-year term and trainees serve a 2-year term.

Application Process

  • Applications are solicited annually through a Call for Volunteers
  • Applications are reviewed and scored by the committee chairs and members; scores, demographics, needs of the committee, and comments from the reviews are taken into consideration when choosing new members
  • New committee members are chosen, and then reviewed by the Nominating Committee
  • The new committee members are approved by the full Board of Directors
  • After Board approval, notifications are sent out. Feedback is given if requested by the applicant
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