Boards & Committees - Standards and Guidelines



STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE


GUIDELINES:

As part of our mission, ISHLT engages in the regular development of guidelines, consensus documents, standards statements, and policy statements regarding end-stage heart disease, end-stage lung disease, heart transplantation, and lung transplantation. A complete list of these documents that ISHLT has published, co-authored, and/or endorsed is listed below, organized by date of publication. Free access to the full text of most of the below documents is available by clicking on the titles.

ISHLT Standards and Guidelines Development Protocol and Policies (PDF)  All ISHLT standards and guidelines are required to follow these protocols and policies.

Initial Application - Standards and Guidelines (Word Doc)
Follow-up Application - Standards and Guidelines (Word Doc)


Visit the Guidelines page to see the published ISHLT Guidelines, Standards Statements, Policy Statements, and Consensus Documents since 1998.



COMMITTEE COMPOSITION:

  • The Standards and Guidelines Committee shall consist of a Vice-Chair appointed by the Board of Directors, a Chair who shall rotate into the position after serving as Vice-Chair, and the Immediate Past Chair.
  • Vice Chair and Past Chair terms are one year each.  The Chair serves a 2 year term. The leader of each Scientific Council Standards and Guidelines Workforce shall serve on the Committee.
  • The Committee Chair may appoint up to three at large committee members to each serve a two-year term for the purpose of ensuring broad geographic representation on the Committee.


COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify the need to update existing standards and guidelines and to develop new standards and guidelines relevant to the mission of the Society.
  • Maintain a calendar for the regular review/revision of existing standards and guidelines and for the development of new standards and guidelines.
  • Develop and revise, as needed, criteria to which all ISHLT standards and guidelines documents must adhere.
  • Develop and revise, as needed, policies regarding content of standards and guidelines documents.
  • Refer suggestions and recommendations for standards and guidelines documents and consensus conferences to the appropriate Scientific Councils for development into formal proposals.
  • Review proposals for standards and guidelines documents and consensus conferences generated by the Scientific Councils.
  • Act as liaison between the Scientific Councils, the proposed standards and guideline document authors and consensus conference organizers, the Finance Committee, the Executive Director, and the Board to facilitate presentation of well-structured proposals for the Board’s consideration, with appropriate budget proposals.
  • Act as liaison with the Journal editor to keep him/her aware of timelines, topics, and length of proposed standards and guidelines documents to facilitate appropriate and timely publication strategies.
  • Coordinate with the staff regarding external distribution/public awareness of ISHLT standards and guidelines and the publication of standards and guidelines in other-language journals.
  • Coordinate with the Education Committee Chair and Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair regarding the development of educational activities to disseminate information/training about new standards and guidelines.
  • Provide initial review of requests from other organizations to co-sponsor or endorse standards and guidelines or consensus conferences relevant to the mission of the society and make recommendations to the Board regarding such.

COMMITTEE CHAIR:

David O. Taylor, MD (2019)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH, USA
216-444-2492
taylord2@ccf.org
COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR:

To Be Appointed
COMMITTEE PAST CHAIR and
BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:


Maryl R. Johnson, MD (2017)
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, USA
608-263-0080
mrj@medicine.wisc.edu
ISHLT STAFF LIAISON:

Megan Barrett
ISHLT Headquarters
Addison, TX, USA
972-490-9495
megan.barrett@ishlt.org

COUNCIL WORKFORCE LEADERS:

Basic Science and Translational Research Council
Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD (2018)
University of Texas
Houston, TX, USA
713-486-6738
keshava.rajagopal@gmail.com

Heart Failure and Transplantation Council
Hannah Copeland, MD
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California, USA
816-616-9852
hannahcopeland411@gmail.com
Infectious Diseases Council
Valentina Stosor, MD (2018)
Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA
312-695-5085
v-stosor@northwestern.edu
Junior Faculty and Trainee Council
Jose Nativi, MD (2017)
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
jose.nativi@hsc.utah.edu
Mechanical Circulatory Support Council
David A. D'Alessandro, MD (2018)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
dadalessandro@partners.org
Nursing, Health Sciences and Allied Health Council
Annemarie Kaan, MCN, RN (2017)
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
604-806-8976
akaan@providencehealth.bc.ca
Pathology Council
Anja C Roden, MD (2019)
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rochester, MN, USA
507-284-1192
roden.anja@mayo.edu
Pediatric Thoracic Transplant and Heart Failure Council
Steven Kindel, MD (2019)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA
414-266-6815
SKindel@chw.org
Pediatric Thoracic Transplant and Heart Failure Council
Kevin Daly, MD (Non-voting mentee through 2017)
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
kevin.daly@childrens.harvard.edu
Pharmacy and Pharmacology Council
Robert L Page, II, PharmD, MS (2019)
University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
Aurora, CO, USA
303-724-2626
robert.page@ucdenver.edu
Pulmonary Hypertension Council
Teresa De Marco, MD, FACC (2017)
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA
415-476-3117
demarco@medicine.ucsf.edu
Pulmonary Transplantation Council
Peter M Hopkins, FRACP (2017)

The Prince Charles Hospital
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
61-7-3350-8111
Peter_Hopkins@health.qld.gov.au
AT LARGE MEMBERS:
To Be Appointed

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