IANS Committees

IANS Education Task Force Committee

Goals:

    • To resolve creatively and rapidly obstacles to learning and teaching HRA
    • To have an overarching Education Committee including all the previous education-related committees. This will split into groups managing one of the tasks below.
    • There will be a limited time for tasks to be addressed. Task Force groups will report back to the education committee.
    • Task Force Groups:
    • Curriculum Development for HRA courses and short-term course expansion plan
    • Teaching and Learning effectiveDARE: challenge of an unseeable task
    • Practical Foundations of becoming an independent HRA practitioner
    • Future directions 
    • Educational Grant Group
  • Chairs            

    Tamzin Cuming, MBBS FRCS Med 
    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon 
    Homerton University Hospital     
    London, United Kingdom   
    J. Michael Berry-Lawhorn, MD
    Clinical Professor
    University of California San Francisco
    San Francisco, California

      European Task Force Committee

      • Goals:

        • Provide regionally appropriate support as part of IANS, to practitioners and trainees undertaking HRA in Europe and related researchers
        • Discuss and map prospectively current HRA availability across Europe: work towards closing the gaps in provision and standards
        • Encourage IANS membership uptake amongst HRA practitioners and associated researchers in Europe
        • Encourage Europe-wide collaborations for research
        • Feed back to the IANS Board, ways in which IANS can be more relevant and central to European members
        • Coordinate IANS European HRA courses traveling around Europe. 

      Chairs

       Julie Bowring, MD
      Homerton University Hospital
      London, United Kingdom
       Esther Kuyvenhoven, NP
      Amsterdam university medical centre AMC, Dermatology
      Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      Spanish-Portuguese Task Force

      Chairs

       
      Humberto M. Guiot, MD, FACP, FIDSA 
      Associate Professor
       
      University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
      San Juan, Puerto Rico

      WebRounds Planning Committee

      Goals:

      • WebRounds – develop topics, dates, expand regional options for times, Spanish-speaking (bi-annual), determine frequency
      • Explore application for CMEs
      • Create syllabus for the year
      • Determine number per region

      Chairs

     James Braun, DO
    Callee-Lorde Community Health Center
    New York, New York

     Theresa Schwartz, NP

     Rochester Colon and Rectal Surgeons

     Rochester, New York

                                      

    Scientific Meeting Planning Committee

    Goals:

    • To assist in the organization of the annual IANS scientific meeting
    • To assist in development of regional meetings that advance the agenda of the society

    Chairs

    Luis Barroso, MD 
    Associate Professor
    Wake Forest Baptist Health
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina     
    Troy Grennan, MD, FRCPC
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of British Columbia
    Physician Lead, HIV/STI Program
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

                                                             

    Task Force on Guidelines Committee

    Goals: 

    • Developing guidelines for anal cancer screening while awaiting trial outcome
    • To review and synthesize the materials available, and then to present for ratification at the next IANS meeting.

    Chairs

    Elizabeth Stier, MD
    Associate Professor
    Boston University School of Medicine 
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Naomi Jay, RN, NP, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

    University of California, San Francisco

    San Francisco, California

                                                       

    Outreach and Communication Committee


    Goals:

    • Communication – quarterly newsletter,
    • Development of social media
    • Maintaining the website
    • Monitoring consultation and on-line discussion forums

    Chair

    Julian Sanchez, MD

    Associate Professor of Surgery

    Moffitt Cancer Center

    Tampa, Florida, USA 



    Quarterly Newsletter

    Goals:

    • To gather pertinent scientific and practice-based information both to keep the membership apprised of advances relevant to anal neoplasia
    • To publish such material on a quarterly basis

    Editors

    Mary-Jo Murphy, MS, RN, CDE
    Anal Cancer Survivor, Patient Advocate,
    Speaker, Writer, Health Educator
    Ventura, California

     Alan Nyitray, MD
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    The International Anal Neoplasia Society

    P.O. Box 1543
    Leesburg, Virginia 20177

    info@iansociety.org

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