The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is now accepting applications to fill Task Force member vacancies! Deadline to apply is 31 August 2022. Click here to apply!
This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the international evaluation of resuscitation and first aid science. The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) was formed in 1992 to create a forum for collaboration among principal resuscitation councils worldwide. ILCOR's vision is to save more lives globally through resuscitation. ILCOR's mission is promoting, disseminating and advocating for the international implementation of evidence-informed resuscitation and first aid, using transparent evaluation and consensus summary of scientific data.
The Task Force is a central part of that process ILCOR’s continuous process for evidence evaluation. Working in partnership with the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), the Task Force brings together clinical and scientific experts from around the world to consider scientific evidence and produce consensus on science and treatment recommendations.
Individual ILCOR Task Forces are listed below. Task Force descriptions and scope of work can be referenced online. Each Task Force is seeking between 4-6 new members.
• Advanced Life Support (ALS)
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Education, Implementation & Teams (EIT)
• First Aid (FA)
• Neonatal Life Support (NLS)
• Pediatric Life Support (PLS)
Time and Effort Commitment:
Task Force Members are expected to minimally commit about 4-6 hours per month to deliver on the core business of the task force. The work of the task force is undertaken predominantly by monthly teleconferences/webinar and supplemented by an annual broader meeting either virtual or face-to-face when feasible. It is expected that every task force member leads at least one review per year and assists on additional reviews as either content experts, reviewers, or mentors. The time commitment for these reviews will depend on the scope of the PICO questions being evaluated. Additional ILCOR committee and Working Group opportunities will also be available based on experience and interest.
The role of Task Force Member is unpaid. ILCOR hosts an annual meeting. Task Force members are responsible for covering their travel and lodging costs if they choose to attend face to face. A virtual option will be provided for those unable to attend face to face.
Tenure of Appointment:
2 years initially, renewable thereafter annually for a maximum of 5 years.
Regular Task Force Membership:
The following qualifications are considered by the Nominating Committee and Task Force Chairs when considering applicants.
1. Expertise in subject areas relevant to Task Force
2. Previous experience authoring systematic reviews and/or clinical practice guidelines
3. Ability to communicate in written and spoken English
1. Previous experience with ILCOR evidence evaluation process
2. Training or experience working with GRADE
In addition to the above qualifications, it is expected that task force members are able to work as a team member and build consensus, manage potential or perceived conflict of interest and bias, consistently meet deadlines, and when appropriate mentor early career task force members.
Early Career Task Force Membership:
Each Task Force will have at least two early career members. Early career members are defined as those with less than 5 years out of residency or fellowship or post-doc position. Early career applicants are not required to have previous experience authoring systematic reviews and/or clinical practice guidelines, training or experience with GRADE, or previous experience with ILCOR evidence evaluation process. Early Career Task Force members with be paired with senior Task Force Mentors to facilitate their participation in the ILCOR evidence evaluation process.
Applications will be reviewed by the ILCOR Nominations Committee who will create a slate of qualified nominees for consideration by the Task Force Chair and Vice-Chair. Final selections will be approved by the Board and ratified by the General Assembly in November.
Individuals will be selected to ensure a balance of scientific and clinical expertise across ILCOR Task Forces, as well as geographic and gender diversity across career levels (early, mid, senior).
Final selections will be made in November and all notification letters will be sent in December. Terms begin January 1.