Paolo Muiesan, MD – Past Chair {2020} The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Saman Nikeghbalian, MDChair {2021} Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Mureo Kasahara, MDVice-Chair {2022} National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokia, Japan

Mohamed Rela, MS, FRCS, DScAffiliated Councilor {2020} Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Center, India

Johnny C. Hong, MD {2021} Medical College Of Wisconsin; Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital; Children’s Hospital Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Mettu Srinivas Reddy, MD {2021} Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai, India

Qiang Xia, MD  {2021} Renji Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China

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

Key aims:

  1. To represent and recruit ILTS members from all disciplines involved in Pediatric liver transplantation
  2. To promote education, communication and fellowship in this specialiy area
  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 Pediatric 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 programs or sessions for other ILTS sponsored meetings, e.g. Alex Mowat meeting in London, regional meetings worldwide.
  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 Pediatric 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 Pediatric sessions at the annual congress and other ILTS-sponsored meetings
  3. Growth in Pediatric membership

Committee Terms of Reference