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ISTH Engages Young Professionals with New Task Force

At ISTH Congress XXIV last summer in Amsterdam, a forum for young professionals was held to gather ideas for meeting the needs of young ISTH members. As an outcome of this forum, the Society formed the Young Professionals Task Force, chaired by Dr. Geoffrey Barnes (USA). The Task Force will review the programs offered by the Society specifically for those members just entering the field and make recommendations to the ISTH Council for new programs.

A number of ISTH programs are already in place to support younger professionals, including the Reach-the-World Fellowship program and the Reach the World and Young Investigator travel grants to attend the annual meeting. 

In addition, the 2014 SSC Meeting will already feature a Trainee Day on Sunday, June 22 prior to the start of the SSC Meeting. More information can be found online.

Contact ISTH headquarters at for more information on Young Professional initiatives.  Updates on the work of the Task Force will be shared via the ISTH website.

The members of the Young Professionals Task Force include:

Geoffrey Barnes (USA), Chairman
Caterina Casari (France)
Ketan Kulkarni (Canada)
Mandy Lauw (the Netherlands)
Joshua Muia (USA)
Inolyn Pandjaitan (Indonesia)
Elena Ristovska (Macedonia)
Nicoletta Riva (Italy)
Luciana Wermelinger Serrão (Brazil)
Gevor Tamamyan (Armenia)
Jeffry Tenggara (Indonesia)
Boulaftalli Yacine (France)

Geoffrey Barnes, Chairman
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