Scientific Meetings Committee

Chair: Dr. Sacha DeSerres

Co-Chair: Dr. Darren Freed

Members:
Jagbir Gill 

Lakshman Gunaratnam

Lianne Singer

Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze

Jennifer Harrison

Cristina Nostro

Purpose:
The Scientific Meetings Committee is responsible for the programming and general organization of the Annual Scientific Meeting and other CST affiliated meetings. Members of the committee are selected based on the recommendation of their CST group leaders, and represent all organ groups, the donation community and allied health members. Responsibilities include selection of topics and speakers for meetings, generating novel programming for the meetings, recommendations for meeting locations, abstract review and selection, and written review of the meeting components for inclusion in the committee report. Members meet by monthly teleconference. The term of membership is generally 2 years but may be extended based upon the interest of the member, and the approval of the chair and co-chair. The co-chair is selected by the chair from the membership on the committee, and the co-chair becomes the chair the subsequent year.