Nancy Jimin Liu, MD Past Chair {2020} Halton Helthcare Oakville, Canada

Mina Komuta, MD Chair {2021} Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium

Hanlin L. Wang, MDVice Chair {2022} University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, California, CA

Hiroto Egawa, MD, PhDAffiliated Councilor {2019} Tokyo Women’s Medical Unniversity Tokyo, Japan

Maesha Deheragoda, MD {2020} Kings College Hospital London, UK

Massimo Rugge, MD {2020} University of Padova, Italy

Zhao Xinyan, MD {2022} Beijing Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China

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

Key aims:

  1. To represent and recruit ILTS members specialising in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  2. To promote education, communication and fellowship in these speciality areas
  3. To raise standards of clinical care and improve outcomes, including through the development of official ILTS clinical practice guidelines
  4. To foster collaborative links with other relevant specialist societies

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 following year
  2. Develop relevant program sessions in ILTS annual congress: June-September, submit to program chair (president-elect) by September 30th
  3. Review Pathology 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 specialty 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 ILTS Committees Policy, to be completed four weeks before annual congress
  6. Advise and assist ILTS website team re Pathology content: continuous
  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 specialty-related issues, especially education and member recruitment.

Key performance metrics:

  1. Satisfactory reports to ILTS Council
  2. Participant numbers and feedback re Pathology sessions and workshops at the annual congress
  3. Growth in Pathology membership

Committee Terms of Reference