In February of every year the early career and trainee members of each professional community shall elect an early career member to serve as their representative to the ECTC for a one-year term, renewable up to three times. Terms shall commence at the conclusion of the ISHLT Annual Meeting.
The ECTC shall be Co-Chaired by the second Immediate Past President of ISHLT, the CEO or other assigned staff member, and an individual elected no later than April 1 by and from among the incoming committee members.
The elected ECTC Co-Chair shall serve as the ECTC representative to the Leadership Advisory Forum.
Our junior and trainee members are the lifeblood of ISHLT and the profession, and we are committed to facilitating their full engagement in all the Society offers. We maintains two online communities in ISHLTConnect for our Early Career Professional members (defined as individuals who have completed training less than six years ago) and our Student/Resident/Trainee member (defined as individuals actively participating in a formal training program). We encourage all members who meet these criteria to participate actively in these online communities and to become involved volunteers and participants in our programs and services.