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Committees

Committees are among the most important working forces of our organization. They serve to ensure action items pertinent to the success of HSG are carried out efficiently and effectively.

Committees of the Corporation

The following Committees are HSG Committees of the Corporation as defined in the HSG Bylaws and consist of various types of HSG members.

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Purpose: The primary purpose of the Credentials Committee is to set HSG credentialing standards that are used to evaluate applications for individuals seeking to become HSG Credentialed Researcher Members and research sites seeking to become HSG Credentialed Sites.

Chair: Dr. Bonnie Hennig-Trestman

Co-Chair: Elaine Sperin

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Family Education Committee is to plan programs for HD families, including education programs for families and the community as part of the HSG Annual Meeting.

Chair: Dr. Martha Nance

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Provider Education Committee is to develop, manage, and/or review educational programs and content for healthcare professionals, regardless of HSG Membership status, to improve the quality of HD care delivered by providers to HD patients and families.

Chair: Dr. Jee Bang

Co-Chair: Dr. Erin Furr-Stimming

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Site and Member Development Committee is to develop, manage, and/or review programs and content to enhance the development of HSG members and continually improve the quality of HSG sites.

Chair: Dr. Stephen Aradi

Co-Chair: Dr. Diana Rosas

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Awards and Elections Committee is to oversee and manage all facets of HSG member elections and annual awards.

Chair: Dr. Karen Marder

Purpose: The primary purposes of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee are to provide Conflict-of-Interest policy guidance and review and evaluate study-specific Conflict-of Interest (“COI”) issues under the HSG COI policy.

Chair: Dr. Joel Perlmutter

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Publications Committee is to set the HSG publications policy and standards and provide guidance and review of all publications coming out of the HSG.

Chair: Dr. Clement Loy

Co-Chair: Dr. Erin Furr-Stimming

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FAQs

A: This is at your discretion based on the needs and tasks of the Committee/Working Group. We recommend that all groups meet at least once per year in addition to the HSG Annual Meeting.

A: HSG Committees are formed by Leadership. Any HSG member with Subjects Matter Expertise related to the subject of their project(s) can apply to start a new Working Group at HSG Working Group Application (smartsheet.com)

A: Participation on HSG Committees and Working Groups is open to all HSG members. Chairs of Committees are appointed by the Executive Membership Committee Co-Chairs, then the Chairs select Committee members in consultation with the EMC Co-Chairs. Any HSG member with subject matter expertise related to the subject of the Working Group and its projects is eligible to participate in a Working Group. Anyone interested in joining an existing HSG Working Group should contact the Chair/Co-Chair to discuss.

A: The minimum number of Committee members is three. There is no minimum number of Working Groups members. Membership numbers other than the required minimums are at the discretion of the Chairs.

A: Chairs of Committees are appointed by the Executive Membership Committee. Co-Chairs of Committees are not required and having a Co-Chair is at the discretion of the Committee Chair. Co-Chairs are appointed by Chairs.

Working Group Chairs are typically self-appointed (if applying to start a new Working Group) or asked to take over Chair/Co-Chair responsibilities by a current Chair/Co-Chair. Co-Chairs of Working Groups are not required and having a Co-Chair is at the discretion of the Working Group Chair.

Interested in forming a Working Group?

Want to start an HSG project or initiative?

Want to Join a Current Committee or Working Group?

Contact Sharon@hsglimited.org to be connected with the appropriate Chair.