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2013 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE
ISHLT BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Dear Colleagues:

I am writing you in my capacity as Chair of the ISHLT Nominating Committee to solicit nominations for the ISHLT Board of Directors. We are seeking nominations for seven (7) Director positions. Any current member may be nominated to serve as a Director. All terms are for 3 years.

Over the past couple of years, ISHLT has begun to engage in a number of new initiatives in recent years (practice guidelines, scientific monographs, Academy courses, expanded Annual Meeting, new governance structure, international advocacy, junior faculty outreach, historical archives, to name a few). Helping the Society pursue these new initiatives and lead our many volunteers to achieve these goals requires the effort of Board members who are dedicated to the Society, who have time to devote to the Society, and who possess the appropriate skill set to lead the Society in these new directions. It is therefore important that all ISHLT members give some consideration to the nomination process and participate in the election process during the Annual Business Meeting. The Board of Directors is eager to involve more of the members of the Society in the workings of the organization, thus your input regarding the future leadership of the Society is both important and desired.

The nomination process is designed to gather information about the leadership and related skills of the various nominees. I do strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to consider whether any of your ISHLT colleagues should be nominated for the ISHLT Board of Directors. The Nomination Form must be completed and submitted with required attachments for all nominees. Nominations submitted without using this form and the required attachments will not be accepted. The deadline for submission of nominations is September 30, 2012. Individuals are welcome to nominate themselves.

The individuals whose terms on the Board expire in April 2013 are as follows:

Raymond L. Benza, MD, Cardiologist, USA
Marisa Crespo-Leiro, MD, Cardiologist, Spain
Duane Davis, MD, Thoracic Surgeon, USA
James George, PhD, Immunobiologist, USA
Patricia Uber, PharmD, Pharmacist, USA
Geert Verleden, MD, PhD, Pulmonologist, Belgium
Lori West, MD, DPhil, Pediatric Cardiologist, Canada

The individuals who will continue to serve on the Board are as follows:

Allan Glanville, MBBS, MD, FRACP, Pulmonologist, Australia
Richard Kirk, FRCP, Pediatric Cardiologist, UK
Bronwyn Levvey, RN, Nurse, Australia
Frank Pagani, MD, PhD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, USA
Joseph Rogers, MD, Cardiologist, USA
Martin Strueber, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Germany
David O. Taylor, MD, Cardiologist, USA
George Wieselthaler, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgeon) USA

Thank you for your participation in this very important process.

With best wishes,

Lori J. West, MD, DPhil
Immediate Past President, ISHLT
Chair, ISHLT Nominating Committee