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Scientific Council on Nursing, Health Science & Allied Health



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UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETING:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
in the Washington Ballroom 2 of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, during the ISHLT 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

PAST COUNCIL MEETING:
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Acropolis Congres Centre, Nice, FRANCE

Council Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Council Report to the Board (PDF)




PAST ISHLT ACADEMY:

Core Competencies in Nursing, Health Sciences and Allied Health
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
NHSAH Core Competency Curriculum 2014 (PDF)



LINKS NEWSLETTER:

Issues focusing on Nursing, Health Science & Allied Health:

December 2015
September 2015
February 2015
November 2014
June 2014: NHSAH Council Report 2013-2014
January 2014
September 2013
May 2013: NHSAH Council Report - Year in Review
January 2013
January 2012


COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)

NHSAH Council Leadership Roster (PDF)

COUNCIL CHAIR:

Samantha J. Anthony, PhD, MSW (2018)
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
416-813-7006
samantha.anthony@sickkids.ca

Dr. Samantha J. Anthony is a Social Worker at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, with 14 years of clinical experience in the Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre.  Samantha holds a Masterís of Social Work from McGill University and a Doctorate degree from the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical Science.  Her program of research centers on establishing an evidence-based foundation for successful psychosocial adaptation and enhanced quality of life for individuals with chronic disease.  As the recipient of awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program, as well as a Postdoctoral Fellowship within the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, Samantha has been recognized for her dedication to clinical practice and the application of research for improved patient outcomes.  Samantha recently completed training in health system innovation and adoption at the Richard Ivey School of Business, International Centre for Health Innovation at the University of Western Ontario and commenced a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Canadian National Transplant Research Program, with a focus on legal and ethical issues in solid organ donation.


COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Kevin Carney, MSN, CRNP, CCTC (2020)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
215-200-0260
Kevin.Carney@uphs.upenn.edu

Kevin Carney is a Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) with the Lung Transplant Program at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. He has participated on numerous committees in the fields of Organ Transplant and Nursing, including the Organ Procurement Transplantation Network (OPTN), United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), and American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC).  He has made numerous contributions in peer reviewed professional journals, academic curriculum and patient teaching tools, and has participated in several pharmacologic and clinical outcome studies in the fields of Transplant, Nursing and Infectious Disease.


COUNCIL VICE CHAIR-ELECT:

Pamela Combs, PhD, RN (2022)
Seton Medical Center
Austin, TX, USA
pscombs@seton.org

Dr. Pamela Combs is the Director of Cardiovascular Services at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She began her career as an ICU nurse in Joliet Illinois, and has worked in various roles focused on cardiology from Assistant Nursing Professor to VAD Manager. She earned her Masters in Nursing Education at Bellarmine University and PhD in Nursing Research at the University of Louisville. She serves on the board of the International Consortium for Clinicians (ICCAC), I2C2 Council representative for ISHLT, and is the Chair for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs VAD Coordinator Conference for the past three years.  Pam has presented a number of abstracts in national and international forums and mentors young scientists interested in the field of heart failure, transplants, and VADs.


COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Masina Scavuzzo, RN (2016)
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
314-362-5378
scavuzzo.masina@bjc.org

Bio coming soon...


BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Michael G. Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNS (2018)
University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
612-273-5607
mpetty1@fairview.org

Dr. Michael Petty is the Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.  He received his initial nursing degree from St. Maryís Junior College, Minneapolis, MN, and subsequently obtained a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of the State of New York, and a Masters Degree and PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota.  He began his career as a staff nurse in the Surgical ICU at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, and has held a variety of clinical, administrative, and industry roles in the subsequent years.  Much of his focus and interest during that time has been in the care of patients with cardiovascular disorders requiring medical, surgical, and transplant interventions. He has been an active participant in the Mechanical Circulatory Support community since 1995 including serving as president of the International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) in 2013.  His clinical research interests focus on thoracic transplant and family caregivers of MCS patients.


EDUCATION COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Caron Burch RN, MSN, FNP, CCTC (2018)
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
cburch10@gmail.com

Bio coming soon...

I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

Pamela S Combs, PhD, RN (2016)
Seton Medical Center
Austin, TX, USA
502-592-9027
pscombs@seton.org

Dr. Pamela Combs is the Director of Cardiovascular Services at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She began her career as an ICU nurse in Joliet Illinois, and has worked in various roles focused on cardiology from Assistant Nursing Professor to VAD Manager. She earned her Masters in Nursing Education at Bellarmine University and PhD in Nursing Research at the University of Louisville. She serves on the board of the International Consortium for Clinicians (ICCAC), I2C2 Council representative for ISHLT, and is the Chair for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs VAD Coordinator Conference for the past three years.  Pam has presented a number of abstracts in national and international forums and mentors young scientists interested in the field of heart failure, transplants, and VADs.


STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Annemarie Kaan, MCN, RN (2017)
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
604-806-8976
akaan@providencehealth.bc.ca

Annemarie Kaan is Clinical Nurse Specialist in heart failure/transplant at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and an Adjunct Professor with University of British Columbia School of Nursing. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Nursing. With over 25 years experience in cardiac nursing in Australia and Canada,  Ms. Kaan is an international leader in acute heart failure VAD and transplant nursing.


GRANTS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Oliver  Mauthner, PhD
University of Basel
Basel, SWIITZERLAND
417-641-9336
oliver.mauthner@unibas.ch

Bio coming soon...

LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Emily Stimpson, MSN, RN, CCTC
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
310-423-5460
emily.stimpson@cshs.org

Emily Stimpson has had intensive experience as a Heart-Lung Transplant Coordinator since 2008 and is currently a member of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Transplant Team.  She has a masterís of science in nursing and also has extensive experience in critical care nursing, having worked in the past for five years in the coronary care unit at the UCLA Medical Center. Additionally, she is a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC).  At Cedars-Sinai, Emily has been instrumental in the development and refinement of heart transplant evaluation protocols, pre heart transplant patient management protocols and patient education tools, which now serve as a model for other centers.  Emily has published and presented a number of abstracts in national and international forums and continues to be involved in clinical research.  Working primarily with the post-heart transplant population at Cedars-Sinai, Emily has a particular interest in research related to sensitized patients and strategies to reduce circulating antibodies.


LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

BSTR COUNCIL LIAISON:

Monica Horn, RN, CCRN, CCTC
Childrenís Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
323-361-4195
mhorn@chla.usc.edu

Monica Horn is a Heart Transplant/VAD/PH Coordinator II, Lead at Childrenís Hospital Los Angeles. Previously a pediatric critical care RN, she became a cardiothoracic transplant coordinator in 1994, working with lung/heart-lung/lobar lung transplant,  heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension and ventricular assist device patients while participating in multiple research publications regarding these populations throughout this time. Recent interests have included multidisciplinary collaboration in care of pediatric ventricular assist device patients and patients referred for heart transplantation who have had multiple previous palliative congenital heart surgeries.


HFTX COUNCIL LIAISON:

Quincy Young, PhD, RPsych
St. Paul's Hospital

Vancouver, BC, CANADA
778-968-3477
qyoung@providencehealth.bc.ca

Dr. Quincy Young is a registered psychologist who provides psychological services for the Heart Centre at St. Paul's Hospital.  Dr. Young earned her doctorate in 1998 and has been working with the St. Paulís Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and VAD programs since that time. She provides psychotherapy and assessment services for these patients including routinely conducting psychosocial assessments for heart transplant candidacy.  She has been involved with program development for the heart transplant team, with a focus on the improvement of transplant decision making processes.  In addition, Dr. Young is engaged in a variety of research projects.  Recently her research endeavors have been focusing on the screening and treatment of psychological distress in cardiac patients.


MCS COUNCIL LIAISON:

Jennifer A. Beckman, MSN-FNP, RN, CHFN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
206-221-4507
jabeckma@cardiology.washington.edu

Jennifer Beckman MSN, ARNP, CHFN, is a Nurse Practitioner with the Advanced heart failure, MCS and Cardiac Transplantation program at University of Washington Medical Center, in Seattle, Washington, where she also holds a faculty appointment as a teaching associate. Her clinical specialty is Mechanical Circulatory Support, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. Jennifer is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, precepting physician assistant students. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing degree and Family Nurse Practitioner training at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is certified by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. She currently co-chairs the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Council and sits on the Nurse Executive Council at UWMC. Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors for the International Consortium of Circulatory Assistant Clinicians and also served a Presidential term. Her research interests include VAD patient outcomes optimization.


PEDS COUNCIL LIAISON:

Erin Wells, RN
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
225-937-3140
erin.wells@cchmc.org

Erin Wells has been a Lung Transplant Coordinator since 2012 and is currently a member of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Pediatric Lung Transplant Team. She has over 12 years of pediatric nursing experience with a focus in Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis. At Cincinnati Children's, Erin has been instrumental in development and growth of the program, as well as creation of care processes, guidelines and disease specific tools. She has also done extensive work in the creation and implementation of patient and multidisciplinary staff education. Erin has presented a number of abstracts in local, regional and national forums.


PH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Rachel M Crackett, MSc
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
+441912137418
rachel.crackett@nuth.nhs.uk

Rachel Crackett RGN, MSc, NP has been a  Nurse Specialist in the Northern Pulmonary Vascular Unit at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle for over 14 years.  She has worked within the cardiothoracic department at Freeman for over 20 years with experience in surgery, medicine, transplantation and research. During this time she completed a Masterís degree in Nursing Science (Research Methods) and the Nursing Practitioner RCN Award. She has been integral in the development of the pulmonary hypertension service both locally and nationally and currently represents the northern senate with the National Commissioning Reference Group which advises on national policy. Rachel has presented and had abstracts accepted at local, national and international meetings.


PULM TX COUNCIL LIAISON:

Tara R Fuller
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
940-447-4706
taraliston@mac.com

Bio coming soon...


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