ATVB Council Committee Involvement
Let us know how you want to get involved with the ATVB Council. Becoming more involved is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Review the committee options listed below.
- Complete the Council Committee Involvement Form.
- Send us your form.
The mission of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology is to foster research and education in the fields of arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology; facilitate the translation of research to the clinician and the patient; and, promote the development of future scientists. View full rosters of the ATVB Council Commitees.
- To provide input into the AHA's science positions as they relate to the Council's given field of cardiovascular interest;
- Guide and direct the Council's programs;
- Anticipate and appraise areas of developing relevance to the Council's objectives and programs;
- Develop recommendations for needed activities in the areas of science, medicine and research interests, and subjects for conferences which the Council believes the Association should address;
- Approve an annual budget for discretionary fund activities and oversee all expenditures.
Women’s Leadership Committee
- Develop and implement activities that increase the participation of women in leadership roles in the Council and the AHA.
- Plan and implement activities to foster the careers of junior women.
- Consult with staff and Membership Committee to identify potential candidate pools and generate ideas for recruiting activities (e.g. mailing campaigns, web page recruiting, and activities during conferences, one-on-one leadership recruiting efforts.)
- Evaluate the Council’s performance in retaining members who are women and make recommendations to the Leadership Committee as needed.
ATVB/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Clinical Lipidology, Lipoprotein Metabolism and Thrombosis Committee
- Develop new science advisories and guidelines, and revise/update existing advisories and guidelines related to the screening and treatment of lipid disorders.
- Develop education program content for scientific conferences and meetings.
- Respond to requests for expert testimony on behalf of the American Heart Association to federal agencies.
- Assist the AHA in establishing research priorities related to lipoproteins and the screening and treatment of thrombosis disorders, lipoproteins/metabolism and lipid disorders.
- Support AHA efforts to implement the organization’s primary and secondary prevention programs including the identification of benchmark programs for risk reduction.
- Prepare and present to the Leadership Committee nominations for the following as terms expire:
Officers and members-at-large of the Leadership Committee
Scientific Councils Distinguished Achievement Award
- Prepare and submit to the AHA Nominating/Awards Committee nominations for the following:
AHA Officers, Board Members, Committees and Awards
- Develop strategies for determining the informational needs of council members and outside customers/groups, methods for seeking pertinent information and optimum dissemination modes.
- Working with AHA staff, edit and publish quarterly issues of the Council Newsletter each year and continually update the content of the Council Web site.
- Continually improve and enhance the Council Newsletter and Web site to meet the needs of the membership.
- Direct and promote increased internal communication through the Council’s newsletter, online services, web page and other applicable resources and modes of communication.
Fall Program Committee
- Solicit and develop plans for plenaries, Sunday Morning Programs, How-To Sessions and CV Seminars for AHA’s annual Scientific Sessions.
- Assign, monitor and complete grading of abstracts submitted to Scientific Sessions within the categories related to the Council’s fields of expertise.
Spring Program Committee
- Identify potential conference co-sponsors (monetary and non-monetary) and work with staff to obtain financial support for the conference.
- Plan the conference program, including the invited portion and social events.
- Review applicants for any Council awards to be presented at the conference.
- Invite speakers as identified by the Committee.
- Identify and recruit abstract graders.
- Oversee the abstract selection process.