CCAS Education Committee (Closed)
The Education Committee is responsible for organizing and promoting the educational mission of CCAS. This committee is directly involved in overseeing and coordinating the education themes and initiatives of the Annual Meeting Program, initiatives of the Communications Committee and other didactic activities to ensure their alignment with the overall educational mission of the Society. This committee reports to the CCAS Board of Directors.
Chair: Mark D. Twite, MD, BCh
CCAS Communications Committee (Open)
The Communications Committee is responsible for all content, maintenance, and improvements of the CCAS website, newsletter, and educational materials and initiatives. This Committee reports to the CCAS Board of Directors to ensure alignment with the overall educational mission of the Society.
Chair: Viviane Nasr, MD
CCAS – STS Database Committee (Open)
The CCAS – STS Database Committee provides oversight and review of CCAS-STS Database collaboration, including making recommendations about changes in data elements, report writing and review of anesthesia-related research proposals submitted to the Society of Thoracic Surgeon’s Congenital Heart Surgery Access and Publications committee.
Chair: David F. Vener, MD
CCAS Nominations Committee (Closed)
The CCAS Nominations Committee is commissioned every two years to assist in the nomination and election of new CCAS officers and directors. Candidates are nominated based on their prior interest and participation in CCAS, leadership skills and willingness to serve. The Nominations Committee then determines a slate of potential candidates for the open positions on the Board. The slate of candidates is presented to:
- The Executive committee and the current BOD of CCAS for approval
- The SPA Nomination Council for information
- The membership of CCAS for election
Chair: Emad B. Mossad, MD
Special Interest Group on Hemostasis (Open)
The Hemostasis Interest Group is a special interest group made up of CCAS members from various institutions focusing on issues related to coagulation, hemostasis and transfusion in children undergoing congenital cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass. The goal is to share information, define practice similarities and differences, and eventually work towards defining best practices regarding coagulation in pediatric cardiac surgical patients. The group meets in person twice a year and continues communication via e-mail correspondence.
Chair: Kelly A. Machovec, MD, MPH