Our Task Forces are looking for members

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is now accepting applications to fill Task Force member vacancies! Deadline to apply is 15 August 2021.

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This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the international evaluation of resuscitation science and first aid.

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.

ILCOR uses a continuous process for evidence evaluation. The Task Force is a central part of that process. 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. 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 commit 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/webinars and supplemented by an annual face-to-face or virtual meeting when there is no pandemic. Opportunities will be available to lead specific evidence evaluation as a systematic reviewer or content expert for specific PICO questions. The time commitment for these additional pieces of work will depend on the scope of the PICO questions being evaluated.

Financial support:

The role of Task Force Member is unpaid. In some instances, support by your regional council (AHA, ANZCOR, HSFC, RCA, RCSA, ERC IAHF) is possible for reasonable expenses to attend the annual face-to-face meeting. If not affiliated with an ILCOR council you must provide support for lodging and transportation.

Tenure of Appointment:

2 years initially, renewable thereafter annually for a maximum of 5 years.


• Expertise in subject areas relevant to Task Force
• Previous experience as an ILCOR evidence reviewer/worksheet author
• Working knowledge of GRADE and other evidence evaluation methodologies
• Ability to communicate in written and spoken English
• Impartial and objective decision-making
• Ability to work as a team member and build consensus
• Ability to manage potential or perceived conflict of interest and bias
• Ability to consistently meet deadlines
• Ability to mentor early career scientists

Selection process:

Applications will be reviewed by the ILCOR Nominations Committee who will create a slate of 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.

Individuals will be selected to ensure a balance of scientific and clinical expertise across ILCOR Task Forces, representation across ILCOR Member Councils, gender and diversity across career levels (early, mid, senior).

Each Task Force will have at least two early career researchers. Early career members are defined as those with less than 5 years out of residency or fellowship or post-doc position.

Final selections will be made in November and all notification letters will be sent in December.