IPTA Publications and Communications Committee
Function: The Publications Committee is responsible for developing various printed materials for professionals, parents, and patients.
|Chair||Jonathan Johnson, Rochester, USA|
|Chair||Kenneth Brayman, Charlottesville, USA|
|Member||Chesney Castleberry, Cincinnati, USA|
|Member||Guido Filler, Canada|
|Member||Ryan Fischer, Kansas City, USA|
|Member||Richard Kirk, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK|
|Member||Anette Melk, Hannover, Germany|
|Member||Erika Pace, Birmingham, UK|
|Member||Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, New Haven, USA|
|Member||Mariastella Serrano, New Orleans, USA|
|Council Liaison||Stephen Marks, London, United Kingdom|
The Publications committee is going to assume a central role in increasing the publications from IPTA members in Pediatric Transplantation using a number of different strategies. Some of these include iincreasing the number of publications coming from committee members, increasing the number of authors involved in IPTA-sponsored writing projects, expanding the scope of writing projects to include white papers and practice recommendations, and working with other IPTA committees on joint projects. The Publications committee plans to work on a Peer Mentoring program to help authors with backgrounds in languages other than English, to improve the quality of the language of their submissions. Finally, the Publications committee will take a leadership role in the quarterly IPTA newsletter, working with the other committees to provide content that is interesting and relevant to the IPTA membership.