Professional Communities


 
The Society’s members practice in more than 23 different professional specialty areas. Within ISHLT, our members are organized into 11 Professional Communities in which they network, provide mentorship, share expertise, and advance knowledge in their specialty as it relates to the mission of ISHLT. The members of the Professional Communities are the source of scientific and medical content expertise for all ISHLT programs and services.

These communities serve to:
 
  • Provide a forum for members with a common professional specialty to network with colleagues, engage with each other regarding issues of interest to the specialty, mentor early career professionals, and welcome new members
  • Identify specialty-level interests to be brought to the Interdisciplinary Networks and the Leadership Advisory Forum for consideration
  • Serve as the forum from which content experts for ISHLT’s programs and services are drawn
  • Provide a forum for new members and junior faculty to become engaged in the Society
  • Serve as an entry point for professional visibility and opportunity to participate in volunteer leadership opportunities
  • Serve as the locus for mentor-mentee relationship development
     
See Also: Interdisciplinary Networks, Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees, Early Career and Trainee Committee, and Leadership Advisory Forum

 
The Society’s members practice in more than 23 different professional specialty areas. Within ISHLT, our members are organized into 11 Professional Communities in which they network, provide mentorship, share expertise, and advance knowledge in their specialty as it relates to the mission of ISHLT.

Any professional specialty with at least 10 members will have a Professional Community within ISHLT.

Any Professional Community with at least 40 members will be entitled to elect a representative to each of the Interdisciplinary Networks they feel is relevant to their community

Each ISHLT member is required to select a Primary Professional Community. As a member of this community, they will be entitled to participate in the election of one representative from their Professional Community to serve on the Steering Committee of each relevant Interdisciplinary Steering Committee.

Because so many of ISHLT’s members have practice interests in more than one specialty, any member may choose to join and participate in any of the 11 Professional Communities in the ISHLTConnect online forum. The designation of a Primary Professional Community is purely for voting purposes and is used only as an administrative purposes tool for such.