The ILTS Pediatrics Committee is composed of high caliber members with relevant backgrounds, skills and experience in the field of pediatric liver transplantation.

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 speciality 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 the 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 relevant program sessions in ILTS Annual Congress: June-September, submit to program chair (President-Elect) by September 30.
  3. Review Pediatric abstracts for ILTS Annual Congress: beginning from the abstract closing date (December-January), to be completed one week before the 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. The process as per ILTS Committees Policy, to be completed four weeks before the 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 the 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 Members:

  • Mureo KasaharaPast Chair {2022} National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan
  • Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos Chair {2022} Intermountain – Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nam-Joon Yi, MD, PHD Vice-Chair {2022} Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
  • Paolo Muiesan, MD, PhD – Affiliated Councilor {2023} The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  • Cigdem Arikan, MD {2025} Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • George Mazariegos, MD {2025} Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Qiang Xia, MD {2025} Renji Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China

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


Trainee Members

  • Peter Carr-Boyd, MD {2022} Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jagadeesh Menon, MD, DM {2022} Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai, India
  • Vighnesh Vetrivel Venkatasamy, MD {2022} University of Miami /Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, USA


Committee Terms of Reference