Research sub-committee

Research Committee Presentation 2016

G Murphy, University of Leicester, explains the purpose of the UK Research Committee at the SCTS Annual Meeting, Birmingham 2016.

SCTS Academic and Research Committee Membership 2016

Co-Chairs Prof G J Murphy and SCTS President
SAC Representative Prof Marjan Jahangiri
Scientific Meeting Lead Mr Enoch Akowuah
RCS Lead Prof Gavin Murphy
Speciality Leads
Adult cardiac surgery lead Mr Mahmoud Loubani
Thoracic surgery leads Mr Eric Lim
Congenital cardiac surgery lead Mr Massimo Caputo
NIHR ACF/ACL Lead Mr Nishith N Patel (Dr Claire Burdett co-opted)
NASCA Research lead Mr Joel Dunning (TBC)
Allied Healthcare Professional Representative Christina Bannister/Helen Munday (March 2017)

Terms of Reference June 2015

Cardiothoracic Surgical Academic and Research Committee Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery Great Britain and Ireland

The demands on the Professional Societies are increasing. To meet this demand the SCTS has formed three core committees for the sub specialties of cardiac, thoracic and congenital cardiac surgery. There is also the Education committee.

The Academic and Research agenda in Cardiothoracic Surgery cannot be adequately addressed through the current structure. Academia and research require strategy and focus. It is proposed that an Academic and Research Committee is formed to handle these specific tasks.

Proposed Structure:

Co Chairs – President (2 years) and Appointed Chairman (3 years)

Members – 3 Invited Academic Surgeons and 1 Invited ACF / ACL Report to President.

Submit Report to each Executive committee and Cardiothoracic SAC

Items of work will come through the executive, the sub specialist committees and the SCTS administrative office.

The purpose of the sub committee is to:

Review status of Academia and Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery Advise SCTS / SAC regarding workforce and recruitment

Interact with Education Committee and Meetings team regarding their agendas Coordinate and communicate with matters pertaining to academia and research.

Coordinate and Communicate with the research departement, Royal College of Surgeons, England.

(http://www.scts.org/sections/society/constitution/index.html). Isabelle Ferner sctsadmin@scts.org. Simon Kendall@nhs.net