Boards & Committees - Annual Meeting



ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE


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


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.

2016 PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
(A) Symposium Planning Committee
(B) Abstract Selection Committee



EXECUTIVE TEAM:

2016 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Andrew J. Fisher, FRCP, PhD (A & B)
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
44-191-233-6161
a.j.fisher@ncl.ac.uk
ISHLT PRESIDENT
Duane Davis, MD, MBA (A & B)
Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL, USA
duane.davis@flhosp.org
2015 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Andreas Zuckermann, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, AUSTRIA
43-1-40400-5643
andreas.zuckermann@meduniwien.ac.at
2017 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR
Jeffrey J. Teuteberg, MD (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
412-647-7168
teutebergjj@upmc.edu
COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

David A. Baran, MD (A & B)
HEART

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, NJ, USA
973-926-7205
dbaran@barnabashealth.org
Christian Benden, MD (B)
PEDIATRICS

University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, SWITZERLAND
0041796396487
christian_benden@yahoo.de
Andrew J. Boyle, MD (B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

Piedmont Heart Institute
Atlanta, GA, USA
404-605-2261andrew.boyle@piedmont.org
Stephen C. Clark, FRCS (B)
ECONOMICS, ETHICS, AND PUBLIC POLICY

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
44-191233-6161
s.c.clark@ncl.ac.uk
Hannah Copeland, MD (A & B)
HEART

Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN, USA
hannahcopeland411@gmail.com
Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH (A & B)
INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
513-636-9101
mailto:Lara.Danziger-Isakov@cchmc.org
Sabina M. De Geest, RN, PhD (A & B)
NURSING ALLIED HEALTH

University of Basel
Basel, SWITZERLAND
41-61-267-0951
sabina.degeest@unibas.ch
Goran Dellgren, MD, PhD (B)
LUNG

Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Goteborg, SWEDEN
46-31-342-88-63
goran.dellgren@vgregion.se
Shashank S. Desai, MD (B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA, USA
703-776-7075
shashank.desai@inova.org
Kumud K Dhital, MD, PhD (B)
HEART

St Vincent's Hospital
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
61 2 8382 3069
kdhital@stvincents.com.au
Stephan M. Ensminger, MD, DPhil (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE

Heart & Diabetes Center NRW
Ruhr-University Bochum
Bad Oeynhausen, GERMANY
05731 / 97 1331
sensminger@hdz-nrw.de
Christopher R Ensor, PharmD, BCPS-CV (B)
PHARMACY / PHARMACOLOGY

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
413-519-7056
chris.ensor@gmail.com
Benjamin H Freed, MD (B)
JUNIOR FACULTY CASE REPORTS

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, USA
847-644-8887
bfreed@nmff.org
Andrew E. Gelman, PhD (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA
314-362-8382
gelmana@wudosis.wustl.edu
Patricia Ging, PharmD (A & B)
PHARMACY / PHARMACOLOGY

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Dublin, IRELAND
353-180-3258
pging@mater.ie
Christopher S. Hayward, MD (B)
HEART

St. Vincent's Hospital
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
61-2-8382-6880
cshayward@stvincents.com.au
Peter M Hopkins, FRACP (A & B)
LUNG

The Prince Charles Hospital
Brisbane, QL, AUSTRALIA
61-7-31394000
Peterwakatipu@hotmail.com
Jonathan N. Johnson, MD (A & B)
PEDIATRICS

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
507-266-0676
johnson.jonathan@mayo.edu
Annemarie Kaan, MCN, RN (A & B)
NURSING ALLIED HEALTH

St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
604-806-8976
akaan@providencehealth.bc.ca
Mary E. Keebler, MD (B)
JUNIOR FACULTY CASE REPORTS

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN, USA
615-322-2318
mary.keebler@vanderbilt.edu
Kiran K. Khush, MD (B)
HEART

Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
650-721-3241
kiran@stanford.edu
Richard Kirk, FRCP, FRCPCH (A & B)
PEDIATRICS

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
44-191-213-7499
richardkirk@nhs.net
Bronwyn J. Levvey, RN, Grad Dip Clin Ep (B)
NURSING, HEALTH SCIENCES, ALLIED HEALTH

Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
61-402-247-965
b.levvey@alfred.org.au
Haifa Lyster, MSc (A & B)
PHARMACY / PHARMACOLOGY

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
Harefield, Middlesex, UNITED KINGDOM
+447850592073
h.lyster@rbht.nhs.uk
Tereza Martinu, MD (A & B)
BASIC SCIENCE

Toronto General Hospital/UHN
Toronto, ON, USA
416-340-3277
tereza.martinu@uhn.ca
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
Hirsch S Mehta, MD (B)
JUNIOR FACULTY CASE REPORTS

San Diego Cardiac Center
San Diego, CA, USA
714-273-2483
hirschmehta@gmail.com
Anna L Meyer, MD (B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

Leipzig Heart Center
Leipzig, GERMANY
170-183-5555
annameyer@gmx.de
Carmelo A. Milano, MD (B)
HEART

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
919-684-3243
carmelo.milano@duke.edu
Dylan V. Miller, MD (A & B)
PATHOLOGY

Intermountain Central Lab
Murray, Utah, USA
807-507-2150
dylan.miller@imail.org
Martha L. Mooney, MD, FACP (B)
INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Sentara Norfolk Transplant Center
Norfolk, VA, USA
757-388-3803
mooneyml@evms.edu
Orla  Morrissey, MD (B)
INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
039-076-2631
o.morrissey@alfred.org.au
Desley Neil, FRCPath (A & B)
PATHOLOGY

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
44-121-3713349
dahn@blueyonder.co.uk
Joseph G. Rogers, MD (B)
HEART

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
919-681-3398
joseph.rogers@duke.edu
Eulalia Roig, MD (A & B)
HEART

Hospital Sant Pau
Barcelona, SPAIN
34-93-227-5400
eroigm@santpau.cat
Antonio B. Roman, MD, PhD (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Hospital General Vall D'Hebron
Barcelona, SPAIN
34-3-274-6157
aroman@vhebron.net
Joanna M. Schaenman, MD, PhD (A & B)
INFECTIOUS DISEASES

UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA, USA
310-825-7225
jschaenman@mednet.ucla.edu
Jan Schmitto, MD, PhD, MBA (A & B)
MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT

Hannover Medical School
Hannover, GERMANY
511-532-3373
Schmitto.Jan@mh-hannover.de
Oksana A. Shlobin, MD (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA, USA
703-776-2256
oksanan.shlobin@inova.org
Laurie D. Snyder, MD (B)
LUNG

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
919-681-1044
laurie.snyder@duke.edu
Ryan J. Tedford, MD (A & B)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
443-465-5601
Ryan.Tedford@jhmi.edu
Mitesh V Thakrar, MD (B)
JUNIOR FACULTY CASE REPORTS

University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, CANADA
403-943-4833
Mitesh.Thakrar@albertahealthservices.ca
Vincent G. Valentine, MD (B)
ECONOMICS, ETHICS, AND PUBLIC POLICY

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX, USA
vgvalent@utmb.edu
Robin Vos, MD, PhD (A & B)
LUNG

University Hospital Gasthuisberg
Leuven, BELGIUM
32-16-34-15-48
robin.vos@uz.kuleuven.be
Gregor Warnecke, MD (A & B)
LUNG

Hannover Medical School
Hannover, GERMANY
49 511 532 6590
warnecke.gregor@mh-hannover.de
Christopher H. Wigfield, MD FRCS(C/Th) (Director of Educational Affairs) (A & B)
LUNG

The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences
Chicago, Illinois, USA
773-702-3554
cwigfield@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu
Neil W. Wrightson, RN (A & B)
NURSING ALLIED HEALTH

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
44-91-284-311
neil.wrightson@nuth.nhs.uk
Tahir Yagdi, MD, PhD (A & B)
HEART

Ege University Hospital
Izmir, TURKEY
90-232-390-4051
tahir.yagdi@gmail.com
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