Young Members Committee Update
The YMC is proud to represent the future of transplantation, and to support TTS’ youngest members in their pursuit of careers in transplantation. We have taken our charge from Immediate Past-President Ascher and President Haberal seriously and are most appreciative of the support we receive from them and the TTS Council.
YMC presence at the 27th Congress in Madrid, Spain this past summer was historic. We maintained a presence in the exhibit hall throughout the meeting in the form of the Young Members Corner, which served as a meeting space for our members to connect and collaborate. We held morning symposia focused on career development that featured giants in our field including Drs. Nancy Ascher, Barbara Murphey, and Jeremy Chapman. We also made time to party hosting our second Young Members Night Out! Knowledge Opinion Leaders (KOLs) joined us for the event. It was a great, relaxed evening affording ample opportunities for our young members to connect with new mentors and colleagues from around the globe. We are excited to be a part of TTS and to continue to move the mission of TTS forward. The upcoming year will be filled with additional opportunities for young members to engage within TTS as we aim to develop a webinar series on career development for 2019. Stay tuned for more great things coming from the YMC of the TTS.
In case you missed it:
The Young Members Committee continues to grow with international representation at the trainee and junior faculty levels. Our mission focuses on promoting career development opportunities for our youngest members. This past year has been extremely productive:
Consistent presence in the Tribune Pulse with a quarterly article focused on young member related topics as well as spearheading TTS sponsored webinars.
The YMC has also connected individuals and institutions. The latest example is the sharing of information and development of critical transplant programs both at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Cape Town.
You can find all our contributions to the Tribune Pulse on the TTS website at www.tts.org/newstts-world/tribune-pulse-past-issues.