Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

The ILTS Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee's key goal is to facilitate educational and professional development and promote an inclusive working environment for all ILTS members.

Mission statement:

The ILTS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to promoting a supportive environment for all our members, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Our key goal is to facilitate educational and professional development and promote an inclusive working environment for all ILTS members.

 

Our committee was originally founded in 2017 as the International Women in Liver Transplantation Committee. It has since evolved into the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to extend its outreach to an even broader group of ILTS members. We are proud to host the “Women in Liver Transplantation” sessions at our yearly meeting, which have proven to be some of the best-attended sessions.

> Read the Committee Terms of Reference

 

Committee Members:

  • Claire Francoz, MDPast Chair {2023} Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy, France
  • Sher-Lu Pai, MD Chair {2023} Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Oya M. Andacoglu Vice Chair 1 {2023} Oklahoma University, OK, USA
  • Dieter Adelmann –  Vice Chair 2 {2024} University of California San Francisco Medical Center, CA, USA
  • Gabriela A. Berlakovich, MD Affiliated Councilor {2023} Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Manhal Izzy, MD {2025} Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
  • Emmanouil Giorgakis {2025} UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas, USA
  • Nyingi Kemmer {2025} Tampa General Hospital – University of South Florida, Florida, USA
  • Victoria Aguilera, PhD {2023} Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia, Spain
  • Chiara Becchetti, MD {2025} Hepatology, UVCM, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Iman Fawzy Montesser {2025} Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Simantika Ghosh {2023} Narayana Health, Kolkata, India
  • Keri Lunsford {2025} Methodist Hospital Houston, Houston, TX, USA
  • Martin Montenovo, MD {2024} Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Anna Mrzljak, MD, PhD {2023} University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Irene Scalera {2023} A.O.R.N Cardarelli, Altamura, Italy

*Committee terms end at Annual Congress in the year shown in brackets

 

EDI Activities

 

Members Testimonies