Infectious Diseases and Liver Transplantation

SIG Summary:

The  Infectious Diseases and Liver Transplantation Special Interest Group aims to establish the current landscape in the field.

  1. Identify the current and emerging issues in infectious disease and liver donation/transplantation.
  2. Summarize current literature on each topic and present the expert opinion.
  3. Identify gaps in the current knowledge and needed research. Promote research and education:
  4. Coordinate the potential international and interdisciplinary collaborations on the new research topics with individuals as well as organizations.
  5. Attract new members to the discussion.
  6. Organize consensus groups and publish recommendations on the topics in infectious disease and liver transplantation.
  7. Propose hot topics for the Annual ILTS Meetings.

Steering Committee members:

  • Carmen Vinaixa [2025], La Fe University Hospital, Valencia, Spain – Topic Coordinator
  • Jennifer Price [2025], University of California, San Francisco, USA – Topic Coordinator
  • Affiliated Councilor to be confirmed soon 
  • Alessandra Mazzola [2025], Sorbonne Université, APHP Hôpital Pitié Salpêtriere, Paris, France
  • Varvara Kirchner [2025], Stanford University, USA
  • Tamer Shaker [2025], University of Minnesota, USA
  • Audrey Coilly [2025], APHP, Villejuif, France
  • Timothy Pruett [2025], University of Minnesota, USA
  • Sanjiv Saigal [2025], Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India
  • Li-Ying Sun [2025], Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
  • Priya Walabh [2025], University of Witwatersrand, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Shahid Husain [2027], University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Norah Terrault [2024], University of Southern California University Hospital, California, USA
  • Marina Berenguer [2024], La Fe University Hospital, Valencia, Spain

Communication strategy:

  1.  SIG co-coordinator and principal nominees will select three initial sub-topics of interest that will be summarized in the discussion forum. The link to the selected topics will also be included in the ILTS membership email.
  2. The ILTS members will be able to post comments or questions regarding the selected topics within a forum.
  3. The ILTS members will have access to the separate sections within a forum:
    1. To propose and form collaborations;
    2. To propose new major topics for the discussion;
    3. To post questions of interest regarding other topics in infectious disease and liver transplantation;
    4. Access to other online resources on infectious disease and liver transplantation (e.g., Disease Transmission Advisory Committee, Notify Library – The Global Vigilance and Surveillance Database).
  4. SIG committee (co-coordinator and principal nominees) will communicate via email and during the ILTS annual meetings for strategic planning. The ILTS Vanguard members will be responsible for timely maintenance of the topics on the forum and communication with the SIG committee.

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