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Scientific Affairs Committee

The Scientific Affairs Committee (SAC) consists of twelve (12) appointed members, including the chairperson, plus the President-elect as an ex-officio member. Each appointed member serves a four year term, with half rotating off every two years. The appointed members of SAC should be representative of the broader ISSX membership, including but not limited to geographical region and affiliation (academia, industry, regulatory agencies). The President may consider appointing organizers of recent Society meetings as ex-officio committee members.

The Scientific Affairs Committee initiates and plans meetings of the Society, coordinates participation by the Society in other relevant scientific meetings as approved by Council, ensures that a specific plan for the next five years' regional and international meetings is in place, and develops a general plan for the subsequent five years of meeting.

The Duties of the Scientific Affairs Committee are to:

  • Work with Council and the ISSX administration to initiate and plan meetings of the Society.
  • Develop with Council and the ISSX administration a specific plan and calendar for the next five years' regional and international meetings.
  • Review the scientific content of Society meetings and provide feedback to Meeting Organising Committees (MOCs) and Council.
  • Formally review meeting guidelines with MOC chairs and actively manage deviations from desired practice.
  • Ensure that experiences from past/current MOC chairs are communicated to new MOC Chairs.
  • Monitor the timing of non-ISSX conferences in potential conflict with the scheduling of ISSX meetings.
  • Coordinate participation by the Society in other relevant scientific meetings as approved by Council.
  • Engage the Council effectively in strategic initiatives such as partnership with other meetings (e.g. MDO, JSSX and CSSX).
  • Review requests for meeting support from other societies and organisations for recommendation to Council.
  • Liaise with the Membership Affairs Committee to identify potential nominees for Society awards for recommendation to the Awards Committee.
  • Maintain appropriate communication with relevant committees, especially CORA and Membership Affairs.
  • Other functions related to scientific affairs as requested by Council.


Chair: R. Scott Obach
Focuses on International, North American and European regional meetings, developing and driving the committee agenda, and interaction with Meeting Organizing Committees (MOCs).

Members

Region 

Country

Term Ends

Scott Obach, Chair

North America

United States

December 31, 2017

Tom Baillie, President-Elect/Secretary

North America United States

December 31, 2017

Eric Chan

Asia Pacific

Singapore

December 31, 2017

Marcel Hop

North America

United States

December 31, 2017

Barry Jones

Europe

United Kingdom 

December 31, 2019

Ross McKinnon

Asia Pacific Australia December 31, 2019

Mario Monshouwer

North America

United States

December 31, 2019

Yoichi Osawa

North America

United States

December 31, 2019

Ikumi Tamai

Asia Pacific

Japan

December 31, 2019

Ylva Terelius

Europe

Sweden 

December 31, 2019

C. Roland Wolf

Europe

United Kingdom

December 31, 2017

Yasushi Yamazoe

Asia Pacific

Japan

December 31, 2019

Mike Zientek

North America

United States

December 31, 2019

 

North America

United States

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