Our Committees

Various committees exist within ISTU to ensure that the goals of the society are met and are representative of the needs of the membership. Each of these committees report to the Board, which has the sole responsibility to execute financial and programmatic actions. ISTU members are encouraged to offer suggestions to the committee chairs for actions involving the various committees.

We're always looking for existing members that may wish to be more involved with ISTU, and want to serve on our committees working with our board members to help guide key initiatives. Also, please let us know if you are interested in open positions that may be available on our Board of Directors in the next term.

Please send any questions, suggestions or comments to our board members via an email to admin@istu.org.

Annual Awards Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to nominate and review candidates for consideration for our Annual Awards.  Currently, this committee works on both the William and Francis Fry Honorary Fellowship for Contributions to Therapeutic Ultrasound, as well as the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award.

Chair: Joo Ha Hwang

Committee Members: Jean-François Aubry

Clinical Membership Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to grow the clinical membership of the society and address the specific needs of our clinical members.

Chair: Suzanne LeBlang

Committee Members: Matthew Bucknor, Gil Dubernard

Communications and Technology Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to lead and manage the internal technology systems and address the technical requirements that the society needs, as well as lead the public facing communications and development of the www.istu.org website and social media sites.

Chair: Christian Coviello

Committee Members: Matt Eames, Shelly Reid, Alfred Yu

Education Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to nominate speakers and plan sessions for the ongoing ISTU On-Air Webinar Series.

Chair: Alfred Yu

Committee Members: Kim Butts Pauly, Cyril Lafon

Elections Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to nominate candidates for open positions of President, and Members of the Board of Directors.

Chair: Meaghan O'Reilly

Committee Members: Kenneth Bader, Chris Diederich, Suzanne LeBlang, Shelly Reid

Future Meetings Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to select sites for future meetings as well as to assist the local committee with the organization of the annual symposium.

Chair, Cyril Lafon

Membership Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to grow the overall membership of the society and to identify how the society can provide benefits to its membership.

Chair, Zhen Xu

Scientific Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to maintain brand consistency year over year, and work with the Local Organizing Committee to provide oversight into the development of the Scientific Program for the Annual Symposium.

Chairs: Kim Butts Pauly, David Melodelima

Committee Members: Robin Cleveland, Vera Khokhlova

Student Membership and Awards Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to deepen engagement with our student members in the community by helping new students to attend the annual meeting and promoting student involvement through unique opportunities during the meeting. This committee is also responsible for the nominations and leadership of our annual Nadine Barrie Smith Student Award, as well as all other student awards.

Chair: Rich Price

Committee Members: Robert Staruch, Gail ter Haar, Ely Vlaisavljevich