IANS Committees

   Education Task Force Committee


    • 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   
    Michelle Khan, MD, MPH, FACOG
    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Stanford University
    Stanford, Californi

    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 Committee


    • Map Spanish-Portuguese speaking countries reality related to anal cancer screening
    • Promote a research network of Spanish-Portuguese speaking countries
    • Promote a Spanish-Portuguese course
    • Collaboration in specific Spanish-Portuguese webinars promoted by IANS
    • Chairs

      • Luciana La Rosa, MD
        Colorectal Surgeon
        CEMIC and Private Center for
        Surgery and Coloproctology 
        Buenos Aires, Argentina 

      AdriĆ  Curran, MD
      Infectious Diseases Physician
      Hospital Universitari Vall Hebron
      Barcelona, Spain 

      WebRounds Planning Committee


      • 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


    Richard Turner, MBBS, BMedSc, FRACS, PhD
    Professor of Surgery
    University of Tasmania
    Hobart. Tasmania. Australia

     Michael Gaisa, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor Medicine, Divisions of Infectious Diseases
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    New York City, New York, USA


      Scientific Meeting Planning Committee


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


      Humberto M. Guiot, MD, FACP, FIDSA 
      Associate Professor University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 
      San Juan, Puerto Rico
      Rebecca Nowak, PhD 
      Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
      University of Maryland
      Baltimore, Maryland

      Maribel Tirado Gomez, MD
      Associate Professor 
      University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center


        Task Force on Guidelines Committee


      • 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


        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


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


          Mary-Jo Murphy, MS, RN, CDE
          Anal Cancer Survivor, Patient Advocate,
          Speaker, Writer, Health Educator
          Ventura, California
           Linda J. Hipps, MD
          Associate Professor, Department Obstetrics & Gynecology 
          Ambulatory Care Center/University Hospital
          Newark, New Jersey

            Quarterly Newsletter


          • 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


            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


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