In order to enhance the Board of Directors' ability to manage the affairs of the Society, some of the activities of the Society conducted outside the auspices of the Board and Committees shall be divided among the Scientific Councils established by the Board. Councils are responsible for:
  • executing the responsibilities assigned to the Council by the Board of Directors
  • providing specialty expertise / guidance / content to the Board, Committees, and Society programs and services
  • assessing and representing the discipline-specific needs of the Council members to the Board
  • developing proposals for programs and services to meet Council members’ needs and to further the Society’s strategic goals
  • working with the Committees and staff to implement approved proposals in accordance with established Society policies and procedures
  • identifying opportunities to collaborate with other Scientific Councils and with other organizations on projects of mutual interest and benefit
The standing Scientific Councils of the Society are:

Basic Science and Translational Research (BSTR)
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
Heart Failure and Transplantation (HFTX)
Infectious Diseases (ID)
Junior Faculty and Trainees (JFTC)
Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)
Nursing, Health Science, and Allied Health (NHSAH)
Pathology (PATH)
Pediatric Thoracic Transplantation and Heart Failure (PEDS)
Pharmacy and Pharmacology (PHARM)
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
Pulmonary Transplantation (PULM TX)

Visit the ISHLT POLICIES page for information on Scientific Council organizational structure, Council leader job descriptions, and Council vice-chair election process.

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