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Junior Faculty and Trainee Council (JFTC) Report

Daniel Dilling, MD
Council Chair

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daniel dillingSince its inception in 2008 as an independent council of the ISHLT, the JFTC has worked to serve the needs and represent the interests of its younger members. As such, we aim to develop interesting activities and symposia at the Annual Meeting and to seek opportunities for advancement of younger members.

As you can see in some of the articles in this edition of the Links, the JFTC will once again sponsor the Mentor Lunch, the Clinical Case Symposium, and conduct a Council Meeting to encourage participation and seek new ideas.

Current activities and plans include the following:

  • Development of an international transplant fellowship database
  • Development of a "job board" through the ISHLT website, where members may seek new opportunities and transplant programs may seek new hires
  • Working with the editorial staff of the JHLT to match junior members with senior authors to write "Year in Review" articles for the content areas
  • Development of an online repository of teaching slide sets in thoracic transplantation
  • Creation of a "Google group" for junior members to ask questions or solve clinical problems through conversation with peers
  • Coordination of the Society's Mentoring program (see the paired articles by Jonathan Singer and Lianne Singer in the edition of ISHLT Links for an example)

Please join us at our council meeting for more information or to get involved. Be sure to "Czech Out" all of the opportunities available to you at the meeting. See you in Prague!

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