Basic Science

The goal is to encourage presentation of basic research findings at the Annual Meeting, to organize workshops on specific basic science topics and to create a network of expert centers dedicated to the basic study of liver transplantation.

Valeria Mas, M.S., PhD, FAST – Chair {2019}Affiliated Councilor {2021}, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Burcin Ekser, MD, PhDVice-Chair {2020} Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Qi Ling, MD {2021} First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University Medical College, Hangzhou, China

Kevin Tak-Pan NG, PhD {2021} The University Of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Kuang-Tzu Huang, MD, PhD {2020} Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Paulo Martins MD, PhD, FAST {2021} University Of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Boston, MA

Timucin Taner, MD {2021} Rochester Methodist Hospital (Mayo Clinic), Rochester, MN

*Committee terms end at annual congress in year shown in brackets

Committee Terms of Reference

Key aims:

1.To represent and recruit ILTS members engaged in basic and translational research

2.To encourage their participation in the ILTS annual congress and other educational programs, promoting awareness of advances in Basic Science to all ILTS members

3.To promote communication and fellowship between basic scientists and clinicians in all disciplines

4.To foster collaborative links with scientists in other relevant specialist societies, including the development of a network of expert centers dedicated to translational research in liver transplantation.

Key tasks and dates:

1.Meet at annual congress (May-July) to review recent activities and member feedback, discuss council input from the most recent council meeting, and develop an agenda for the following year.

2.Develop Basic Science sessions and workshops for the ILTS annual congress: June-September, submit to program chair (president-elect) by September 30th

3.Review Basic Science abstracts for ILTS annual congress: beginning from abstract closing date (December-January), to be completed one week before program committee meeting in January or February

4.Develop or approve Basic Science sessions for other ILTS-sponsored meetings

5.Review online applications for committee membership annually (January-March) and nominate replacements for members expiring in that year. Process as per ILTSCommittees Policy, to be completed four weeks before annual congress

6.Advise and assist ILTS website team re Basic Science content

7.Report twice yearly to ILTS Council: January-February written report for winter council meeting agenda book, May-June written report for annual congress council meeting agenda book and chair to present in person.

8.Advise Executive Committee and Council on science-related issues, especially education and member recruitment

Key performance metrics:

1.Satisfactory reports to ILTS Council

2.Participant numbers and feedback re Basic Science sessions and workshops at the annual congress and ILTS-sponsored meetings

3.Growth in Basic Science membership