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 UniversityStanford, California

      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


       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 


      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

     Theresa Schwartz, NP

     Rochester Colon and Rectal Surgeons

     Rochester, New York


      Scientific Meeting Planning Committee


    • To assist in the organization of the annual 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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