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


    • 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

  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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