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ILCOR Task Force Chair and Vice-Chair Positions are now open for application


Exciting opportunity to lead the international evaluation of resuscitation science and first aid

Applications and letters of recommendations are due by November 1, 2016.

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is pleased to announce that Task Force Chair and Vice-Chair Positions are now open for application! Applications for Task Force members will open in late November.

ILCOR was formed in 1992 to create a forum for collaboration among principal resuscitation councils worldwide. Since then, ILCOR has established and distinguished itself for its pioneering vision and leadership in resuscitation science.  ILCOR’s vision is to save more lives globally through resuscitation by promoting, disseminating and advocating for the international implementation of evidence-informed resuscitation and first aid, using transparent evaluation and consensus summary of scientific data.

In 2016, ILCOR committed to moving to a continuous process for evidence evaluation.  The Task Force remains a central part of that process.  Working in partnership with the Continuous Evidence Evaluation (CEE) Working Group, 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 (CoSTR).

The Task Force Chair and Vice-Chair have key strategic roles and responsibilities to play in representing the vision and purpose of ILCOR, as outlined below:

Ensure the Task Force functions properly

· To plan and run meetings in accordance with ILCOR bylaws

· To ensure matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner

· To bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision-making

· To manage potential or perceived conflicts of interest and bias

· To facilitate change and address conflict within the Task Force

Ensure continuous evidence evaluation is managed effectively

· To liaise with the ILCOR Executive Committee and CEE Working Group

· To coordinate the Task Force to actively participate in continuous evidence evaluation, generation of CoSTR and identification and prioritization of research gaps

· To ensure the collaborative international perspectives are reflected during Task Force deliberations and decisions

· To lead and/or support writing groups to produce international consensus on science and treatment recommendations

· To ensure the perspective of patient and the public are represented in all Task Force deliberations

Represent the organization

· To support the vision, mission and values of ILCOR

· To advocate for and represent ILCOR at external meetings and events

· To be aware of current issues that might affect ILCOR

· To advocate for the dissemination and implementation of treatment recommendations

Qualities and Skills Required: Strong leadership, communication, project management and interpersonal skills.  Ability to network, mentor others and foster productive relationships.  Exhibits honesty, integrity, transparency and effective collaboration within national/regional resuscitation council.  Competent in use of computer document management and willing and able to embrace new technology to support the work of ILCOR.  Tolerance of a broad range of cultures and perspectives.   Expertise in subject areas relevant to Task Force.  Previous experience as an ILCOR Task Force member or Co-Chair.  Working knowledge of GRADE and other evidence evaluation methodologies. Ability to chair meetings, ensure decisions are made and that work is completed on time. Ability to communicate in written and spoken English.

Tenure of Appointment: 3 years initially, renewable thereafter annually for a maximum of 6 years.  The Executive Committee reserves the right to seek a replacement if the Task Force Chair (or Vice-Chair) is unable to deliver on the expectations of the role.

Time Commitment: The work of the Task Force is undertaken predominantly by teleconference or webinar supplemented by an annual face-to-face meeting. The role of Chair requires an estimated commitment of 6 hours per month.

Financial support: The role of Task Force Chair and Vice-Chair is unpaid.  Reasonable expenses to attend the annual face-to-face meeting will be supported whenever possible by ILCOR or the regional resuscitation councils.

How to Apply

1. Visit our website to complete and submit your application online.

2. You will be required to upload your curriculum vitae with the application.

3. Up to 3 letters of recommendation are due by November 1. One letter should be from the applicant’s member council.  Preferably, letters may be uploaded with the online application or if not possible, please email to Veronica Zamora at