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Committees 2019 - 2021

The Board of Directors appoints, from among its Active Members, committees which contribute to the function of the ISRS by implementing annual activities to fulfill the organization’s mission. Regular reports by the committees are provided for review by officers of the Society.

  • ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE

    Develops and administers the ISRS accreditation service to improve the quality of SRS delivery around the world through auditing and recognizing centres that demonstrate best practice in terms of patient selection, treatment planning, dosimetry and patient care.

    Chair: Ian Paddick, Marc Levivier
    Members: Hyun Tai Chung, Laura Fariselli, Matthew Foote, Caroline Chung, Patrick Hanssens (Ex-Officio)

    AWARDS COMMITTEE

    Administers all ISRS awards including all awards related to the biennial congress as well as the Lars Leksell Radiosurgery Fellowship, observerships and travel grants.

    Chair: Arjun Sahgal 
    Members: Laura Fariselli (President), Marc Levivier (Vice President), Ian Paddick (Past President), Jason Sheehan (Treasurer),

    BYLAWS COMMITTEE

    Ensures that the bylaws are legally compliant and reflect the activities of the Society.

    Chair: Jason Sheehan (Treasurer)
    Member: Ian Paddick (Past President)

    COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

    Manages the content and quality of all print and online communications including the website, newsletters, eblasts and social media.  The committee also liaises with the publisher of the Journal of SRS & SBRT and provides regular updates in the journal.

    Chairs: Publications:  Laura Fariselli (President), John Suh, Social Media:  Caroline Chung, Constantin Tuleasca,
    Members: Yoshiyasu Iwai, Sam Ryu (Ex-officio, ISRS Journal), Kita Sallabanda

    CONGRESS COMMITTEE

    Organizes and implements the ISRS Biennial Congress as the premiere forum for scientific information related to the field of focused radiation.

    Chairs: Matthew Foote (Congress Chairman), Marc Levivier (Vice President)
    Members: Yoshiyasu Iwai, Chung Ping Yu, Hyun-Tai Chung

    DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

    Secures financial and other support to enable the ISRS to implement its educational programs, research initiatives and scientific congresses in fulfillment of its mission.

    Chair: Arjun Sahgal (Secretary)

  • EDUCATION COMMITTEE

    Disseminates best practices in SRS/SRT through a program of global hands-on and didactic educational courses in collaboration with host institutions/associations and experienced faculty.

    Chair: Mikhail Chernov (Russia, Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa) 
    Local Representatives: Vladislav Buryk (East Europe), Caroline Chung (North America), Laura Fariselli (West Europe), Matthew Foote (Australia and Oceania), Alessandra Gorgulho (Latin America), Chung Ping Yu (Asia), Wael Reda (Africa and Middle East), Jozsef Dobai, Andrey Golanov, Pavel Ivanov, Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, Ian Paddick, Constantin Tulesca, Nikolay Vorobyov, EnMin Wang, Irina Zubatkina

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

    Maintains the optimal number and composition of members to ensure attainment of the Society’s mission. Define the membership program to ensure value is provided to members.

    Chairs:  Alessandra Gorgulho, Yoshiyasu Iwai
    Member: Matthew Foote

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE

    Ensures the Board comprises committed, respected and experienced individuals representing all SRS/SRT subspecialties and major geographic regions.

    Chair: Ian Paddick (Past President)
    Members: Marc Levivier (Vice President), Arjun Sahgal (Secretary), Jason Sheehan (Treasurer), Laura Fariselli (President)

    RESEARCH COMMITTEE

    Identifies research opportunities under the ISRS umbrella, initiates international research collaborations and forms working groups.  This committee is also responsible for the Guidelines Project which develops and publishes clinical practice guidelines.

    Chairs: Jason Sheehan (Treasurer), John Suh, Marc Levivier (Vice President)
    Members:  Arjun Sahgal (Guidelines Project) Matthew Foote, Māris Mežeckis (ISRS Working Group on Prostate Radiosurgery)

    WEBINAR COMMITTEE

    Provides education through a regular program of timely and relevant webinars presented by luminary international experts tailored to the needs and interests of subspecialty practitioners. 

    Chairs: Ian Paddick (Past President), Arjun Sahgal (Secretary)
    Member: Constantin Tuleasca, Alessandra Gorgulho