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Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH
ID Council Chair

lara danziger-isakovComing off last year's accomplishments, including publication of Monograph 5: Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support edited by Martha Mooney, Margaret Hannan and Shahid Husain, and the two consensus documents on infectious diseases definitions, the ID Council continues to be extremely productive. We maintain our collaborative work with several councils.

This fall, we spearheaded the ISHLT response to the proposed PHS Guidelines for Reducing Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and worked with the leadership of ISHLT Academy to incorporate Infectious Diseases content to enhance this exciting educational opportunity. Stanley Martin leads ID topic contribution to LINKS monthly. Be on the lookout for new initiatives, including a survey of Infection Prevention Strategies in Mechanical Circulatory Support devices led by member Dr. Shimon Kusne. Further, our representatives to the Standards & Guidelines and Education Committees, Amparo Sole and Fernanda Silveira, are busy developing a new proposal to enhance infectious diseases resources in cardiothoracic transplantation.

The ID Council is excited to share more exciting ventures at the upcoming Annual Meeting - See you in Prague!!

Disclosure Statement: The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose.