ATVB Council Committee Descriptions

Updated:Oct 1,2013

ATVB Council Committee Involvement

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  1. Review the committee options listed below.
  2. Complete the Council Committee Involvement Form.
  3. Send us your form.

Mission Statement

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.

Leadership Committee

  • 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.

Nominating/Awards Committee

  • 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

Communications Committee

  • 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.

ATVB Scientific Sessions


Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2014 Scientific Sessions

Sheraton Centre Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
May 1-3, 2014

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