The New LATS Committees 2021 – 2023
Members of LATS are very important to implement and develop a new strategy for LATS growth. In that sense, we are inviting them to integrate different committees that will have the opportunity to improve LATS objectives, as it is stated in our bylaws: to promote knowledge and research of the thyroid gland and its diseases.
Each Committee will be integrated by 4 to 6 members and will remain in their position for two years (beginning with the new president after ending the biannual LATS congress)
The Latin American Thyroid Society executive committee is happy to announce the launching of four new committees.
Clinical Affairs Committee
The Clinical Affairs Committee will be in charge of developing strategies for generating clinical practice recommendations, proposing topics, and selecting members to develop these recommendations.
The committee will have the task of answering together with other Committees, any aspects related to clinical thyroidology to members and the public in general, and selecting clinical investigations from regional researchers to be promoted by LATS.
- Ana Luiza Maia (chair) (Brazil)
- Alicia Gauna (Argentina)
- Gabriela Brenta (Argentina)
- José Miguel Dora (Brazil)
- Fernanda Vaisman (Brazil)
- José Miguel Domínguez Ruiz-Tagle (Chile)
Basic and Translational Affairs Committee
This Committee will be in charge of generating a network inside LATS that may allow collaboration among basic researchers in Latin America. They will also have the task of tailoring information from regional investigations to be communicated through our networks.
- María Teresa Nunes (Chair) (Brazil)
- Guillermo Juvenal (Argentina)
- Simone Wajner (Brazil)
- Janete Cerutti (Brazil)
- Juan Pablo Nicola (Argentina)
- María del Mar Montesinos (Argentina)
Surgical Affairs Committee
The Surgical Affairs Committee will be in charge of developing strategies for generating surgical practice recommendations, including the implementation of novel technologies for non-surgical procedures like radiofrequency ablation, recurrent nerve monitoring, new surgical techniques for thyroid disorders, etc.
The committee will have the task of improving the presence of LATS in other surgical scientific societies.
- Luiz Kowalski (Chair) (Brazil)
- Alvaro Sanabria (Colombia)
- Juan Pablo Dueñas (Colombia)
- José Luis Novelli (Argentina)
- Santiago Zund (Argentina)
- Erivelto Volpi (Brazil)
Internet and Social Media Communications Committee
The main objective of this Committee is to generate content and development of staff communications through social networks. The committee will work closely with the other committees to post scientific content generated by our members to the medical community and the general public.
- Fabián Pitoia (Chair) (Argentina)
- Helton Ramos (Brazil)
- Carolina Ferraz (Brazil)
All committees will have the task of answering together with other Committees, any aspects related to clinical thyroidology to members and the public in general, and selecting clinical investigations from regional researchers to be promoted by LATS when needed.