International Members Committee
Eduardo Magalhães Rego, MD,PhD ('21)
Miguel Raul Abboud, MD ('20)
Shashikant Apte, MD,FRCPA ('23)
Raul Hector Gabus, MD ('21)
Torsten Haferlach, MD ('21)
Mats Heyman, MD, PhD ('23)
Phoebe Joy Ho, MBBS, DPhil ('23)
Baba P.D. Inusa, MD ('20)
Dai-Hong Liu, MD ('22)
Julie Makani, MD, PhD, FRCP ('21)
Hideaki Nakajima, MD, PhD ('23)
Panayiotis Panayiotidis, MD ('23)
Radek C. Skoda, MD ('21)
Reinhard Stauder, MD, MSc ('20)
Eric Tse, MBBS,PhD ('22)
Soledad S. Undurraga, MD ('22)
Ex Officio Members
Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH ('20) - President
Martin S. Tallman, MD ('21) - President-Elect
Jane N. Winter, MD ('22) - Vice President
Arnold Ganser, MD ('22) - International Councillor
Enrico Novelli, MD ('20) - Member, HVO Hematology Steering Committee
Jakub M. Konysz, MA,CAE
Martha Liggett, Esq
The International Members Committee serves as a means through which leaders of hematology outside of North America can exchange ideas and provide advice to the Executive Committee on concerns about the Society’s scientific and educational programs. The Committee also makes suggestions to the Nominating Committee about the various committees of the Society that may benefit from having international members serve as committee members, and makes recommendations for potential members.
The International Members Committee oversees the international efforts of the Society, including:
- The International Outreach Initiative (IOI) through which ASH distributes educational materials to developing countries;
- The Visitor Training Program that provides clinical and laboratory training opportunities to hematology-related professionals from developing countries;
- The International Consortium on Acute Leukemia (ICAL), which is an educational initiative that brings together clinicians and researchers from developing countries for the implementation of a standard of care for the treatment of AL;
- ASH’s relationship with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) to provide opportunities for hematologists to provide training and education in developing countries; and
The International Members Committee reviews the portfolio of ASH global programs and services and makes recommendations for communicating them to the International members and relevant constituents.
The International Members Committee structure includes the International Councillor and a member of the HVO Hematology Steering Committee as liaison members.
Members of the International Members Committee are expected to attend two meetings per year: one in the summer in conjunction with the European Hematology Association (EHA) annual congress and one prior to the ASH annual meeting.
The Chair of the International Members Committee serves as a liaison member of the Program Committee and is expected to attend the meetings of that committee. Members of the International Members Committee serve as liaison members of the Awards Committee and Committee on Communications and are expected to attend the meetings of those committees.