Boards & Committees - Education




A STRATEGY FOR ALL EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS AT ISHLT:

In Montreal (April 2013), the Board of Directors unanimously adopted a strategy policy for ISHLT Educational Affairs.

For the ISHLT Academy, a curriculum process has been introduced. Designated extra-curricular events and other learning modules will provide complimentary options (separate from the ISHLT Academy).

A conceptual framework and a clear process to align all of the existing and any planned educational activities has been devised. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the strategic plan and terminology.

White Paper for Education at ISHLT: A Pathway for a Coherent Strategy for Educational Affairs (PDF)

Yours,

Chris Wigfield MD MD FRCS(C/Th)
Educational Affairs Director, ISHLT



JOINT EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS



COMMITTEE COMPOSITION
  • The overall educational strategy for the Society shall be implemented by the Medical Director of Educational Affairs.  The Medical Director of Educational Affairs shall be selected by the Board of Directors following an application and interview process. The term is for 5 years, renewable for one additional year at a time for a maximum term of 10 years.  The Medical Director shall receive a stipend of $20,000 per year.  The Medical Director shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Education Committee.
  • The Education Committee shall be chaired by the Medical Director of Educational Affairs.  The leader of each Scientific Council Education Workforce shall serve on the Committee.
  • The Annual Meeting Scientific Program Chair, the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Chair-Elect, and the Chair(s) of the current and incoming year’s educational activities shall serve on the Committee.
  • The Medical Director may create an Education Task Force to address special projects of the Education Committee.  The Medical Director may appoint up to five Task Force members to serve two-year terms, renewable once.
  • Education Committee and Education Task Force Members may not serve on the Annual Meeting Program Committees.


COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Ensure that the educational activities of the Society meet ACCME requirements as well as those of other medical education program accrediting bodies as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Identify the ongoing practice gaps and educational needs of the Society's members.
  • Develop strategies and plans for the delivery of educational programs and services that meet the identified educational needs.
  • Ensure that planned educational programs and services have content and learning objectives that meet the identified educational needs.
  • Evaluate the quality of ISHLT's educational programs and make recommendations for improvements and changes to future content and format.
  • Develop criteria to which all ISHLT educational programs must adhere, to include the following: content and speaker selection standards; endorsement of educational programs by other organizations; development of educational programs jointly with other organizations.
  • Review educational program proposals developed by the Scientific Councils and make recommendations regarding revisions necessary and/or required to meet ISHLT’s educational standards.
  • Refer discipline-specific proposals for educational programs to the appropriate Scientific Council Education Workforce for development into formal proposals.
  • Act as liaison between the Scientific Council Education Workforces, the proposed educational program chair(s), and the Board to facilitate the development of well-structured education program proposals to the Board, with appropriate budget proposals.
  • Evaluate requests from other organizations for ISHLT to co-sponsor or endorse educational programs and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for action.
  • Act as liaison between the Scientific Council Education Workforces and the Annual Meeting Program Committee to facilitate the development of well-structured proposals for the Annual Meeting Program Committee's consideration.
  • Act as liaison with the Editor of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation regarding the publication of any proceedings from such meetings.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE


COMMITTEE CHAIR:

MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS
Christopher H. Wigfield, MD FRCS(C/Th) (2018)
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
773-702-3554
cwigfield@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu
COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR:

Esme Dijke, PhD
University of Alberta
Dept of Ped, Lab of Dr. Lori J. West
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
780-492-7259
esmedijke@med.ualberta.ca
2016 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR:

Andrew J. Fisher, FRCP, PhD
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
44-191-233-6161
a.j.fisher@ncl.ac.uk
2017 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM CHAIR:

Jeffrey J. Teuteberg, MD
University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
412-647-7168
teutebergjj@upmc.edu
2016 MASTERS LUNG ACADEMY PROGRAM CHAIR:

Kevin M. Chan, MD
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
734-936-5201
kevichan@umich.edu
2016 CORE HFTX ACADEMY PROGRAM CHAIR:

Teresa De Marco, MD, FACC
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA
415-476-3117
demarco@medicine.ucsf.edu
2016 MASTERS MCS ACADEMY PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:

Stavros G Drakos, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
801-209-1749
stavros.drakos@u2m2.utah.edu
Simon  Maltais, MD PhD
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Nashville, TN, USA
615-343-9195
simon.maltais@vanderbilt.edu
2016 CORE MCS ACADEMY PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:

Jennifer A. Beckman, MSN-FNP, RN, CHFN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
414-699-7883
jabeckma@cardiology.washington.edu
Jennifer Cowger, MD, MS
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN, USA
734-546-4911
jennifercowger@gmail.com
Daniel Zimpfer, MD
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
43-140-400-5620
daniel.zimpfer@meduniwien.ac.at
BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Maryl R. Johnson, MD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, USA
608-263-0080
mrj@medicine.wisc.edu
COUNCIL WORKFORCE LEADERS:


Basic Science and Translational Research Council
Marilia Cascalho, MD, PhD (2016)
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
734-615-6819
marilia@umich.edu
Heart Failure and Transplantation Council
Bojan Vrtovec, MD, PhD
University Medical Center Ljubljana
Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
3861-522-2844
bojan.vrtovec@kclj.si
Infectious Diseases Council
Me-Linh Luong, MD (2016)
University of Montréal
St-Luc Hospital, Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montréal (CHUM)
Montreal, CANADA
514-890-8000 ext. 34760
me-linh.luong.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
Junior Faculty and Trainees Council
Martin Schweiger, MD (2018)
Children's Hospital
Zurich, SWITZERLAND
43 664 3124611
martinschweig88@hotmail.com
Mechanical Circulatory Support Council
Salpy V. Pamboukian, MD, MSPH (2016)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
205-934-3438
svpam@hotmail.com
Nursing, Health Sciences, and Allied Health Council
Caron Burch RN, MSN, FNP, CCTC (2018)
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
cburch10@gmail.com
Pathology Council
Carol F. Farver, MD (2017)
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA
216-445-7695
farverc@ccf.org
Debra A. Dodd, MD (2017)
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
615-322-7448
debra.dodd@vanderbilt.edu
Kyle L. Dawson, PharmD (2017)
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX, USA
713-441-6997
KLDawson@tmhs.org
Ioana R. Preston, MD
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA, USA
617-636-7609
ipreston@tuftsmedicalcenter.org
Lorriana E. Leard, MD (2018)
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
415-476-8287
lorriana.leard@ucsf.edu
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