The ICTMG is a collaborative of volunteer hematologists, physicians and methodologists with an interest in developing and promoting evidence-based transfusion medicine guidelines to optimize transfusion care. Currently, the ICTMG brings together more than 30 members, junior members, trainee members, and content experts, representing more than 10 countries.
The ICTMG provides the opportunity to be part of an international community of experts dedicated to improving outcomes for transfusion patients. By promoting the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, the ICTMG also builds capacity in guideline development and implementation.
Who can join?
The ICTMG offers several types of membership depending on the expertise, interest, and availability of each individual. See types of membership below.
Individuals may be invited to join by an ICTMG member or may demonstrate an interest in joining. All individuals must submit an application. This is a volunteer-based collaborative, there is no fee to join. See How to join the ICTMG.
Types of membership
Individuals interested in becoming an ICTMG Member should meet the following criteria:
Relevant prior work and volunteer experience
Extensive committee experience
Demonstrated commitment to transfusion medicine
Professional working English
Individuals interested in joining the ICTMG as a member must submit a cover letter and a CV. See How to join the ICTMG.
ICTMG Junior Members
Individuals who are starting their careers and may have limited experience are encouraged to consider becoming an ICTMG Junior Member.
Junior membership is an opportunity to learn methodology, gain committee experience, and develop a professional network. While ICTMG Junior Members have similar responsibilities to ICTMG members, they are not permitted to vote on issues related to the collaborative including policy and governance. Junior Members' applications are reviewed annually for full membership consideraton.
Individuals interested in joining the ICTMG as a Junior Member must submit a cover letter and a CV. See How to join the ICTMG.
Individuals who are in the process of completing medical training may join the ICTMG as an ICTMG Trainee.
ICTMG Trainees are assigned to a specific ICTMG guideline development group where they can learn methodology and contribute to the work of developing a guideline.
Individuals interested in joining the ICTMG as a trainee must submit a cover letter, a CV, and a letter of endorsement from their program director. See How to join the ICTMG.
Guideline Development Group Content Expert
Subject-matter experts and patient representatives may join the ICTMG as an ICTMG Content Expert. They are assigned to a specific ICTMG guideline development group working on a topic guideline that is relevant to their area of expertise and interest. They may be invited to participate as co-chair or member of the group.
ICTMG content experts attend guideline development group meetings to discuss the guideline recommendations and vote on the final recommendations. Content experts also provide input into the dissemination and implementation of the guidelines.
Content experts are invited to join the ICTMG by existing members.