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At the upcoming ISTH SSC 2014 meeting in Milwaukee, the ISTH Council committees will change the composition of their membership for the 2014 – 2016 term, with several members rotating off the various committees. As part of the continued desire to involve the wider ISTH membership in the leadership of the Society, to better reflect the breadth and diversity of ISTH’s international community, the ISTH is again calling for the expression of interest to volunteer to serve on ISTH Council committees. 

The following committees will be accepting new members:

  • Education & Outreach
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Lectures & Awards
  • Membership & Communications
  • Nominating
  • Publications

Deadline for expressions of interest: Extended to May 23rd.


Committees generally meet once a year in person, in conjunction with the Congress or the SSC Meeting; otherwise committee business is conducted my email and regularly scheduled tele/videoconferences. 

In considering your participation, please note that all committee members are expected to:

  • Align their activities with the mission and strategic vision of the Society, and endeavor to fulfill the annual objectives as set by the Council Chairman
  • Be independent of conflicts of interest or loyalty in any matters on which they make recommendations for action to Council
  • Actively participate in Committee business, and regard their involvement in ISTH activities as a high priority

How to join a Committee:

If you would like to be considered for membership on any of the above listed committees, please send the following information to ISTH Headquarters c/o Ms. Lacey Schmeidler, Program Coordinator by May 23:

  • Indication of the committee(s) you would be interested in serving on
  • Brief explanation of why you are interested in (a) particular committee (s) and how you would envision to contribute to the success of the specific committee(s) and the Society in general
  • Description of any relevant background or experience you have in a given committee’s subject area
  • Short bio or CV (maximum 1 page)


Expressions of interest from all regions of the world and all age groups are welcome and will be carefully considered as the committee chairpersons will attempt to arrive at a committee composition that is diverse and encompassing of the global nature of our Society.

Please note that if appointed to serve on a committee, new committee members may be expected to attend their first committee meeting during the SSC 2014 meeting in Milwaukee.

We expect that we will receive many more expressions of interest than there are slots for each committee, and committee chairs will extend invitations based on their best judgment regarding the needs of their committee and balancing representation of various constituencies. 

We will respond to all members who have expressed interest by late June. If you have questions about the process, please contact Ms. Lacey Schmeidler.

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