2016 TTS Council Election for Oceania
The success of the Society relies on the active participation of our members. We encourage you to vote in this election for Oceania Council position. Only full members in good-standing may vote. Your eligibility and status of your participation are available on the ballot page (click link below).
Election results will be announced on August 18 at the TTS 2016 Congress and in the Tribune!
Secretary, The Transplantation Society
Deadline to vote is Monday, July 11 @ 23:59:59.
Candidates from Oceania (one position available)
Scott Campbell, Australia
Scott Campbell, MBBS, FRACP, PhD is Clinical Director of Renal Transplantation at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He served as a Councillor and Treasurer of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2009 - 2013, and chaired the Australian Renal Transplant Advisory Committee from 2005 - 2013. He has chaired the CARI Guidelines Committee writing the Australasian Guidelines for Renal Transplant Recipient Suitability as well as chairing the Transplantation Working group of the ANZDATA Registry from 2009 - 2012. His interests include clinical immunosuppression, skin malignancy and transplant allocation policy.
Steve Chadban, Australia
Professor Steve Chadban, BMed, FRACP, PhD, is a clinician scientist at University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and President of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand. A busy clinician, Chadban is also a lead researcher in basic science (innate immunity), clinical trials and transplant epidemiology with 196 publications, 8392 citations, H-factor 47. He works with Government to improve organ donation, ANZDATA registry to promote research and practice change and KDIGO as co-chair, Recipient Suitability Guideline. Key themes include local, regional and global collaboration in research, education and practice; patient centred outcomes; advancement through science.
Ian Dittmer, New Zealand
Ian Dittmer is a Renal Physician specializing in transplantation. He trained in Auckland, New Zealand and Bristol, UK with a special interest in clinical immunology. He has overseen the NZ kidney allocation scheme since 1998. He is an active clinical transplant physician and is head of the Department of Renal Medicine at Auckland City Hospital. Ian is a member of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodial Group and the TTS Ethics Committee. He completed a sabbatical in 2015 focusing on the ethics of live donor transplantation especially the issue of the balance between patient autonomy and professional protectionism (paternalism).
Rhonda Holdsworth, Australia
Rhonda Holdsworth has worked in the field of HLA Immunogenetics in transplantation and transfusion for more than 25 years and is currently the National Manager of the Transplantation & Immunogenetics Laboratories at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Rhonda is an active participant in professional societies both in HLA immunogenetics (APHIA, ASHI) and transplantation (TSANZ/ RTAC) serving on committees and special interest working groups. Rhonda is the current APHIA president and is APHIA faculty for the International Summer School for HLA Immunogenetics. Rhonda has a special interest in HLA genetics and HLA antibody identification and the implications for transplantation.