Boards & Committees - Annual Meeting



ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE


2017 ANNUAL MEETING WEBSITE:
ishlt.org/meetings/annualMeeting.asp



EXECUTIVE PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The Executive Program Committee shall consist of the President, Program Chair, Immediate Past Program Chair and Incoming Program Chair whose responsibility will be to serve as the executive decision-making body of the Program Committee and to liaise with staff between meetings of the Program Committee.


A) SYMPOSIUM PLANNING COMMITTEE

Committee Composition:

  • The Annual Meeting Symposium Planning Committee shall consist of a Vice-Chair appointed by the President-Elect, subject to approval by the Board, and a Chair who shall rotate into the position after serving as Vice-Chair.  Chair and Vice-Chair terms are one year each.
  • The Immediate Past Scientific Program Committee Chair, the Editor of the Journal, the Chair of the Education Committee, and the President, shall also serve as members of the Program Committee.
  • The Chairs of the Scientific Councils shall nominate up to four individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Annual Meeting Symposium Planning Committee. Ideally, one nominee from each Council shall be selected by the Chair to serve on the Committee.
  • The Chair shall appoint sufficient additional committee members to reflect the agreed-upon scientific and therapeutic disciplines, with no less than two and no more than four members assigned to each scientific or therapeutic discipline.  Such terms are for one year.
  • Committee members must have served as an abstract reviewer in the past.
  • Council Officers, members of Council Education Workforces, and members of the Education Committee may not serve on the Symposium Planning Committee except for the Chair of the Education Committee.
  • Other than the Past Program Chair, the Program Chair, the Immediate Past Program Chair, the Chair of the Education Committee, and the Editor of the Journal, no member of the Committee may serve more than two years consecutively.  A break of one year minimum is required.
  • The committee members must be approved by the Board in advance.
  • Every effort should be made to include both new and experienced members on the committee and to ensure gender and geographic diversity.
  • If not already an elected Board member, the Chair of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Board and shall also serve as a member of the Education Committee.
Committee Responsibilities:

  • Develop learning objectives for the Annual Meeting that are tied to the identified practice gaps and educational needs of the members.
  • Ensure that the Annual Meeting Symposia and other invited content addresses the identified practice gaps and educational needs of the members and the established learning objectives.
  • Develop the Annual Meeting  Symposia and other invited content.
  • Evaluate and make changes, as needed, to the format, structure, and content development process of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program.
B) ABSTRACT SELECTION COMMITTEE

Committee Composition:

  • The Annual Meeting Abstract Selection Committee shall consist of the members of the Symposium Planning Committee, plus such additional members appointed by the Chair as are necessary to ensure that there are at least two members assigned to each of the main abstract categories. Such terms are for one year.
  • Council Officers, members of Council Education Taskforces, and members of the Education Committee may not serve on the Abstract Selection Committee., except for the Chair of the Education Committee.
  • Committee members must have served as an abstract reviewer in the past.
  • Other than the Immediate Past Program Chair, the Program Chair, the Program Chair-Elect, the Chair of the Education Committee, and the Editor of the Journal no member of the Committee may serve more than two years consecutively.  A break of one year minimum is required.
  • Every effort should be made to include both new and experienced members on the committee and to ensure gender and geographic diversity.
Committee Responsibilities:

  • Review and select submitted abstracts for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  • Develop the abstract sessions for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  • Select finalists and/or recipients for the various ISHLT abstract awards.
  • Ensure that the abstract content of the Annual Meeting addresses the identified practice gaps and educational needs of the members and the established learning objectives.
  • Evaluate and make changes, as needed, to the format, structure, and content development process of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program.

2018 PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
(A) Symposium Planning Committee
      SPC Roster (PDF)
(B) Abstract Selection Committee


EXECUTIVE PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

2018 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Christian Benden, MD FCCP (A & B)
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, SWITZERLAND
christian_benden@yahoo.de


ISHLT PRESIDENT
Andrew J. Fisher, FRCP, PhD (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
a.j.fisher@ncl.ac.uk


2019 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH (A & B)
PEDIATRICS

Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH, USA
lara.danziger-isakov@cchmc.org


2017 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Jeffrey J. Teuteberg, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
teutebergjj@upmc.edu


ISHLT STAFF LIAISON
Susie Newton (A & B)
ISHLT Headquarters
Addison, TX, USA
972-490-9495
susie.newton@ishlt.org

COMMITTEE MEMBERS (in alphabetical order):

Saima Aslam, MD, MS (A & B)
INFECTIOUS DISEASES (LIAISON)

UCSF
San Diego, CA, USA
saslam@ucsd.edu


Raymond Benza, MD (A & B)
CHRONIC THROMBOEMBOLIC PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
rbenza@wpahs.org


Alexander Bernhardt, MD (A & B)
HEART TRANSPLANTATION

University Heart Center Hamburg
Hamburg, GERMANY
al.bernhardt@uke.de


Rachel Crackett, MSc (A & B)
NURSING / ALLIED HEALTH

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
rachel.crackett@nuth.nhs.uk


Marcelo Cypel, MD (A & B)
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, CANADA
marcelo.cypel@uhn.ca


Teresa De Marco, MD, FACC (A & B)
HEART TRANSPLANTATION

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
demarco@medicine.ucsf.edu


Howard J. Eisen, MD (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH (LIAISON)

Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA
heisen@drexelmed.edu


Melanie Everitt, MD (A & B)
PEDIATRICS (LIAISON)

Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO, USA
melanie.everitt@childrenscolorado.org


Rochelle Gellatly, PharmD (A & B)
PHARMACY / PHARMACOLOGY

Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
rmgellatly@gmail.com


Ranny Goldwasser, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

University Children's Hospital Heidelberg
Heidelberg, GERMANY
ranny.goldwasser@med.uni-heidelberg.de


Are Martin Holm, MD, PhD (A & B)
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION (LIAISON)

Oslo University Hospital
Oslo, NORWAY
a.m.holm@medisin.uio.no


Ulrich Jorde, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT (LIAISON)

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY, USA
ujorde@montefiore.org


Monique Malouf, FRACP (A & B)
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION

St. Vincent's Hospital
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
monique.malouf@svha.org.au


Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, MBBS, FACC, FACP (Journal Editor) (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
617-732-8535
mmehra@partners.org


Orla Morrissey, MD (A & B)
INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
o.morrissey@alfred.org.au


Sanem Nalbantgil, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

Ege Universite Tip Hospital
Izmir, TURKEY
02123342646
sanem@hotmail.com


Alexandra Rice, FRCPath (A & B)
PATHOLOGY (LIAISON)

Royal Brompton
London, UK
a.rice@rbht.nhs.uk


Michael Shullo, PharmD (A & B)
PHARMACY / PHARMACOLOGY

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
412-864-3824
shulloma@upmc.edu


Jorge Silva Enciso, MD (A & B)
HEART TRANSPLANTATION

University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
jsilvaenciso@ucsd.edu


Marc Simon, MD (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION (LIAISON)

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
simonma@upmc.edu


Carmela Tan, MD (A & B)
PATHOLOGY

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA
tanc@ccf.org


Mitesh Thakrar, MD (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

University of Calgary
Calgary, CANADA
mitesh.thakrar@albertahealthservices.ca


Marian Urban, MD (A & B)
HEART TRANSPLANTATION (LIAISON)

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
004407479986421
murban@doctors.net.uk


Stijn Verleden, PhD (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

KU Leuven
Leuven, BELGIUM
stijn.verleden@med.kuleuven.be


Chris Wigfield, MD, FRCS (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

Advocate Christ Medical Center
Chicago, IL, USA
708-684-9646
christopher.wigfield@advocatehealth.com


Keith Wille, MD, MSPH (A & B)
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION

University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL, USA
wille@uab.edu


Quincy Young, PhD, RPsych (A & B)
NURSING / ALLIED HEALTH

St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
778-968-3477
qyoung@providencehealth.bc.ca



2018 PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
(A) Symposium Planning Committee
      SPC Roster (PDF)
(B) Abstract Selection Committee


EXECUTIVE PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

2018 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Christian Benden, MD FCCP (A & B)
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, SWITZERLAND
christian_benden@yahoo.de
ISHLT PRESIDENT
Andrew J. Fisher, FRCP, PhD (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
a.j.fisher@ncl.ac.uk
2019 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH (A & B)
PEDIATRICS

Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH, USA
lara.danziger-isakov@cchmc.org
2017 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Jeffrey J. Teuteberg, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
teutebergjj@upmc.edu
ISHLT STAFF LIAISON
Susie Newton (A & B)
ISHLT Headquarters
Addison, TX, USA
972-490-9495
susie.newton@ishlt.org
COMMITTEE MEMBERS (in alphabetical order):

Saima Aslam, MD, MS (A & B)
INFECTIOUS DISEASES (LIAISON)

UCSF
San Diego, CA, USA
saslam@ucsd.edu
Raymond Benza, MD (A & B)
CHRONIC THROMBOEMBOLIC PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
rbenza@wpahs.org
Alexander Bernhardt, MD (A & B)
HEART TRANSPLANTATION

University Heart Center Hamburg
Hamburg, GERMANY
al.bernhardt@uke.de
Rachel Crackett, MSc (A & B)
NURSING / ALLIED HEALTH

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
rachel.crackett@nuth.nhs.uk
Marcelo Cypel, MD (A & B)
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, CANADA
marcelo.cypel@uhn.ca
Teresa De Marco, MD, FACC (A & B)
HEART TRANSPLANTATION

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
demarco@medicine.ucsf.edu
Howard J. Eisen, MD (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH (LIAISON)

Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA
heisen@drexelmed.edu
Melanie Everitt, MD (A & B)
PEDIATRICS (LIAISON)

Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO, USA
melanie.everitt@childrenscolorado.org
Rochelle Gellatly, PharmD (A & B)
PHARMACY / PHARMACOLOGY

Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
rmgellatly@gmail.com
Ranny Goldwasser, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

University Children's Hospital Heidelberg
Heidelberg, GERMANY
ranny.goldwasser@med.uni-heidelberg.de
Are Martin Holm, MD, PhD (A & B)
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION (LIAISON)

Oslo University Hospital
Oslo, NORWAY
a.m.holm@medisin.uio.no
Ulrich Jorde, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT (LIAISON)

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY, USA
ujorde@montefiore.org
Monique Malouf, FRACP (A & B)
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION

St. Vincent's Hospital
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
monique.malouf@svha.org.au
Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, MBBS, FACC, FACP (Journal Editor) (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
617-732-8535
mmehra@partners.org
Orla Morrissey, MD (A & B)
INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
o.morrissey@alfred.org.au
Sanem Nalbantgil, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

Ege Universite Tip Hospital
Izmir, TURKEY
02123342646
sanem@hotmail.com
Alexandra Rice, FRCPath (A & B)
PATHOLOGY (LIAISON)

Royal Brompton
London, UK
a.rice@rbht.nhs.uk
Michael Shullo, PharmD (A & B)
PHARMACY / PHARMACOLOGY

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
412-864-3824
shulloma@upmc.edu
Jorge Silva Enciso, MD (A & B)
HEART TRANSPLANTATION

University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
jsilvaenciso@ucsd.edu
Marc Simon, MD (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION (LIAISON)

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
simonma@upmc.edu
Carmela Tan, MD (A & B)
PATHOLOGY

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA
tanc@ccf.org
Mitesh Thakrar, MD (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

University of Calgary
Calgary, CANADA
mitesh.thakrar@albertahealthservices.ca
Marian Urban, MD (A & B)
HEART TRANSPLANTATION (LIAISON)

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
004407479986421
murban@doctors.net.uk
Stijn Verleden, PhD (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

KU Leuven
Leuven, BELGIUM
stijn.verleden@med.kuleuven.be
Chris Wigfield, MD, FRCS (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

Advocate Christ Medical Center
Chicago, IL, USA
708-684-9646
christopher.wigfield@advocatehealth.com
Keith Wille, MD, MSPH (A & B)
LUNG TRANSPLANTATION

University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL, USA
wille@uab.edu
Quincy Young, PhD, RPsych (A & B)
NURSING / ALLIED HEALTH

St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
778-968-3477
qyoung@providencehealth.bc.ca
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