President's Message

Now that we have returned and recovered from our successful Annual Meeting in St. Louis, I wish to thank you once again for your membership and contributions to CIS. I also wish to thank Dr. Sergio Rosenzweig for leading CIS as President and Dr. Troy Torgerson for his wisdom as Past President for the last two years, and Dr. Jen Heimall for her contributions as a Councilor over the last three years. On behalf of the Council, I extend a warm welcome to Dr. Rebecca Marsh as President-Elect and Dr. Monica Lawrence as Councilor. I am honored and humbled to take the reins and represent the Society as President; it is with collegiality that I will lead, and collegiality that we will advance CIS’s mission.

2023 is a big year for our Society as we conduct strategic planning for 2023-2028. This is a time for growth and our strategy must come from members, not just the Council. Some may remember an excellent member survey done by Dr. Jordan Orange in his presidency, which helped CIS understand what members want. I thank you and apologize in advance that you will again be receiving a survey to complete which will help to guide the strategic direction of the Society for the coming years. I hope that you will take 10 minutes to respond to the survey and answer it honestly. Later this summer, the Council and members of the CIS committee leadership will meet for a retreat to review the survey results and set goals for CIS. Thank you for your help with this important task.

I will be sending updates like this quarterly, to keep you up to date about the work of the Council and Society. Please know that I and the administrative team at our headquarters are here for you at any time. The door is always open, and we are happy to assist you. There is much to do this year and with your help, we will continue to move CIS forward.

In collegiality,

Elie Haddad, MD, PhD

CIS President