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ISHLT MECHANICALLY ASSISTED CIRCULATORY SUPPORT (IMACS®) REGISTRY COMMITTEE

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Committee Composition

  • The Chair of the IMACS® Registry Steering Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors for a three-year term, renewable once.
  • One representative to the Committee shall be appointed by each collective actively submitting data to the Registry.
  • The biostatistician for the Registry shall serve as a member of the Committee.
  • Additional Committee members will be selected by the Chair and approved by the Board.  Such Committee members shall be selected to ensure specialty expertise and geographic representation from areas contributing to the Registry. Such Committee members will be appointed to serve 3-year staggered terms.
  • Before the appointment of a new  Committee member is due, relevant Council Chairs shall be asked to solicit nominations from among their Council’s membership for appointment to the Committee and shall submit such nominations to the Chair for consideration.
  • The Chair may receive an annual stipend established by the Board of Directors.
  • The Chair must report to the Board to include the following:
    • Summary of the prior year data collection
    • Status of deliverables from the prior year
    • list of publications arising from the registry during the prior year
    • Assessment of need to continueoperating the registry
    • Plans for the coming year including proposed deliverables / publications
    • Strategic plans for the 3 and 5 year time frames
  • The duties of the Chair shall include maintaining the scientific integrity of the Registry, working within the budget as set by the Board of Directors, and achieving the goals and objectives set for the Registry.


Committee Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of the registry and monitor its ongoing progress, participation rates, and cost- benefit ratio.
  • Conduct regular evaluations regarding the need to continue to operate the registry.
  • Identify and revise, as needed, data collection fields and definitions that facilitate the collection of appropriate information.
  • Interface with governmental agencies, international transplant networks, and individual centers to encourage their submission of data to the Registry and to enhance compliance with data submission.
  • Review abstracts and manuscripts generated with the use of Registry data prior to submission for peer-review/publication.
  • Review results of data collection and generate regular Annual Data Reports.
  • Authorize, review, and approve the submission of requests for access to the data for scientific studies.
  • Initiate and facilitate data analysis projects.
  • Oversee compliance with data use agreements.
  • Achieve the goals and objectives established annually by the Board for the Registry.

COMMITTEE CHAIR
James K. Kirklin, MD (2018)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
205-934-3368
jkirklin@uab.edu

Assistant: Lori Higginbotham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, USA
lorihigg@uab.edu

ADMINISTRATOR TO DR. KIRKliN
Craig Collum, MPH (2018)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
stephencollum@uabmc.edu

STATISTICIAN
Rongbing Xie, MPH (2018)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
rongbingxie@uabmc.edu

CONSULTING STATISTICIAN
Ryan Cantor, MSPH (2018)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
ryancantor@uabmc.edu

BOARD OF DIRECTORS liAISON
Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH
ISHLT Thoracic Transplant Registry Medical Director

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
801-585-2340
josef.stehlik@hsc.utah.edu
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS:

Francisco Arabia, MD (2017)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA
310-423-1877
Francisco.Arabia@cshs.org
Theo DeBy, MBA (2018)
EUROMACS
Berlin, GERMANY
theodeby@xs4all.nl
Anne I. Dipchand, MD (2017)
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON, CANADA
416-813-6674
anne.dipchand@sickkids.ca
Daniel J. Goldstein, MD (2018)
Montefiore Medical Center
bronx, New York, USA
718-920-2144
dgoldste@montefiore.org
Margaret M. Hannan, MD (2017)
Mater Hospital
Dublin, IRELAND
35-31-803-4013
mhannan@mater.ie
ulrich P. Jorde, MD (2017)
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
bronx, NY, USA
718-920-2248
ujorde@montefiore.org
Robert L. Kormos, MD (2018)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
412-648-6259
kormosrl@upmc.edu
Lars H. Lund, MD, PhD (2017)
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, SWEDEN
011-467-0441
lars.lund@alumni.duke.edu
Mandeep R. Mehra, MD MBBS FACC FACP (2018)
Harvard Medical School and brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
617-732-8534
mmehra@partners.org
Chris J Merry, MD (2017)
Royal Perth Hospital
Perth, AUSTRAliA
614-192-9166
Merryc@ozemail.com.au
Takeshi Nakatani, MD, PhD (2018)
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Osaka, JAPAN
81-6-6833-5012
tnakatan@ncvc.go.jp
Stephan Schueler, MD, PhD, FRCS (2018)
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
44-798-072-1546
s.schueler@talktalk.net
Cumara C. Sivathasan, MBBS, FRCS (2018)
National Heart Centre
Singapore, SINGAPORE
65-6836-5589
sivathasanc@gmail.com


EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS:

PRESIDENT
Duane Davis, MD, MBA
Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL, USA
duane.davis@flhosp.org
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Amanda W. Rowe
ISHLT
14673 Midway Rd., Suite 200
Addison, Texas, 75001
972-490-9495
amanda.rowe@ishlt.org
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