Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee meets on an as-needed basis to develop the extent and the manner in which CIS pursues actions to influence government policy at the state and federal level.


Jennifer Heimall, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Vincent R. Bonagura, MD - Alexandra and Steven Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY
Sarah Henrickson, MD, PhD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Lisa Kobrynski, MD MPH – Emory University
Kenneth Paris, MD - LSU Health Sciences Center
Richard Wasserman, MD, PhD -  Medical City Children's Hospital

CME Committee

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee is responsible for review and oversight of CME activity planning, interaction with planners and speakers, content development and review, and the management of commercial support for all directly and jointly sponsored CME activities in addition to oversight of the ACCME re-accreditation process every four years. This committee meets approximately four times per year via conference call.


Joyce Yu, MD - Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


Manish J. Butte, MD PhD - UCLA Molecular Biology Institute
Hey J. Chong, MD PhD - University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital
Artemio Jongco, MPH MD PhD - Northwell Health
Jasmeen Dara, MD - Montefiore Medical Center
Donald Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre
Gene Schwartz, MD - UC and CCHMC
Yesim Yilmaz Demirdag, MD - Morgan Stanley Children Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
Zoulfia Allakhverdi, PhD - CHU Ste-Justine Hospital
Sarah Glover, DO - University of Florida
Joud Hajjar, MD - Baylor College of Medicine

Digital Content Committee

The Digital Content Committee develops and oversees all communication and publication vehicles for the CIS membership, including but not limited to current and future journals and the CIS website. The committee is responsible for maintaining the WEBbook of Biologics on the CIS website, and meets approximately four times during the year by conference call.


Larry Borish, MD - University of Virginia

Megan Cooper, MD PhD - Washington University


Soma Jyonouchi, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Hamid Bassiri, MD PhD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Bernard Esquivel, MD - Total Quality Medicine
Tracy Hwangpo, MD, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Monica Lawrence, MD - University of Virginia
Jennifer Leiding, MD - University of South Florida
Michelle Tseng, MSc - Kite Pharma, Inc
Donald Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre


DLI Committee

The mission of the Diagnostic Laboratory Committee will be to create, promote and curate all matters relevant to DLI in its contribution to the overall mission of the CIS (to facilitate education, translational research and novel approaches to therapy in clinical immunology to promote excellence in the care of patients with immunologic/inflammatory disorders).

Jack Bleesing, MD, PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital


Roshini S. Abraham, PhD - Mayo Clinic
Sharon Choo - Royal Children's Hospital
Thomas A. Fleisher, MD - NIH
Vijaya Knight, MD, PhD - National Jewish Health
Rebecca Marsh, MD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Joao Bosco Oliveira, MD, PhD - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira - IMIP
Sergio D. Rosenzweig, MD, PhD - NIAID, NIH
Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD - University of Washington
James Verbsky, MD, PhD - Medical College of Wisconsin

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall review the applications for eligibility on the basis of criteria approved by the Council including good moral and ethical character. The Membership Committee meets to approve members and discuss business approximately four to six times a year.


Sergio Rosenzweig, MD - NIH


Ahmed Aziz Bousfiha, MD - King Hassan II University. Ibn Rushd Children Hospital
Magda Carneiro-Sampaio, MD PhD - Universidade De Sao Paulo
Mora Dorsey, MD MMSc - University of California San Francisco
Jose Luis Franco, MD PhD - University of Antioguia
Rashmi Kaul, PhD - Ohio State University
Kimberly Risma, MD PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Joanne Smart, MD PhD - Royal Children's Hospital
Peter Mustillo, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital

Program Committee (2018 Annual Meeting)

The Program Committee develops the programming and abstract selection for the Annual Meeting, along with fundraising efforts and may be asked to moderate interactive discussions generated from the presentations. The committee meets via conference call approximately six times during the program development. 


Roshini Abraham, PhD - Mayo Clinic
Troy Torgerson, MD PhD - University of Washington


Elie Haddad, MD, PhD - CHU Ste-Justine, University of Montreal
Sergio Rosenzweig, MD, PhD - NIH
Alexandra Freeman, MD - NIH
Megan Cooper, MD, PhD - Washington University
Mikko Seppanen, MD, PhD - Helsinki University Central Hospital
Nicola Wright, MD - Alberta Children's Hospital