Membership and Communications/Website

The mission of the Membership And Communications Committee is to encourage ILTS membership in all regions of the world, with particular emphasis on countries with new and developing transplant programs.

Avi Soin, MDPast Chair {2021} Medanta the Medicity, Gurgaon, India

Bijan Eghtesad, MD Chair {2021} Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Ahmet Gurakar, MD Vice-Chair {2021} Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

John Roberts, MDAffiliated Councilor {2021} University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Weilin Wang, MD {2022} First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University Medical College, Hangzhou, China

Taizo Hibi, MD {2021} Kumamoto University Graduate School Of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto, Japan

Hatem Khalaf, MD {2021} Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Xiang Cheng Li, MD {2021} Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital, Nanjing, Jiangsu

Ravi R Mohanka, MD {2021} Global Hospital, Mumbai (MH), India

Sezai Yilmaz, MD {2022} Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Kyung-Suk Suh, MD {2022} Seoul National University College of Medicine South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

Mario Vilatoba, MD {2022} Instituto Nacional De Ciencias Medicas Y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Talpan, Mexico

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

Key aims:

  1. To promote membership growth in all countries and disciplines engaged in liver transplantation
  2. To oversee and enhance society communications with current and prospective members worldwide
  3. To seek and represent members’ views to the ILTS leadership

Key tasks and dates:

  1. Work with the secretary and management secretariat to achieve these aims, specifically to:
  2. Contribute to content of the ILTS newsletter to enhance its appeal to regional liver transplant specialists and trainees
  3. Solicit the views of regional liver transplant specialists and trainees as to how ILTS might respond to their educational needs, and to communicate these views to the ILTS leadership.
  4. Recommend and participate in other communication strategies to increase awareness of ILTS member benefits in all regions
  5. Meet at annual congress to review recent activities and member feedback, discuss council input from the most recent council meeting, and develop an agenda for following year
  6. Review online applications for committee membership annually (January-March) and nominate replacements for members expiring in that year. Process as per ILTS Committees Policy, to be completed four weeks before annual congress
  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.

Key performance metrics:

  1. Satisfactory reports to ILTS Council
  2. Growth in membership

Committee Terms of Reference