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May, 2020

May 15, 2020
The recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and the finding of infection in many other countries including the United States has led to questions among transplant programs, Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) and patients. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) strives to provide up-to-date information to answer these questions and to provide guidance as needed. Accordingly, the OPTN Ad Hoc Donor Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC), American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS... Read More...
May 12, 2020
We are pleased to announce the results for the Communities of Practice (COP) Executive Committee (EC) elections, which include the Co-Chairs, Members-at-Large, and Early Career Members-at-Large. The date represents the year the term ends. 2020-2021 COP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES (bold names are new in their executive committee roles) Advanced Practice Providers (APP COP) Brenda Muth Chair 2021 Nicole McCormick Co-Chair 2021 Kylie Harrold Member-at-Large 2021 Danielle... Read More...

April, 2020

April 13, 2020
American Journal of Transplantation invites applications for the Editorial Fellowship Program, which offers a year-long editorial experience in the publication and peer review process to fellows and junior faculty in transplant-related fields. The deadline has been extended to April 20, 2020. Applicants may send their materials to the Editorial Office at amjtransplant@duke.edu. Learn More
April 10, 2020
    We are saddened to announce the passing of Canadian nephrologist Dr. John B. Dossetor (1925 - 2020). Dr. Dossetor was widely considered to be the father of nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation in Canada. He was also the co-founder of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. His accomplishments in the areas of transplantation and renal medical studies have been honored on national and international levels.  
April 07, 2020
As more and more people are affected by COVID-19 restrictions, we want to share an important update from our publisher, Wiley, on decisions they’re making to manage publishing operations during the pandemic.  Like many of us, Wiley and their vendor-partners in most regions are now working from home. This, in combination with some country-wide lockdowns, is leading to disruption throughout the publishing workflow. Right now, the most acute challenge is in the distribution of print content. In many countries, distribution of print materials is suspended, making it impossible to ensure copies... Read More...

March, 2020

March 20, 2020
A number of transplant organizations from around the world have partnered to develop this educational webinar for the organ donation and transplantation communities. Our goal is to share experiences to date and respond to your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on organ donation and transplantation. Monday's Town Hall webinar has reached its limit of 1,000 registrants. It is not possible to raise the participant cap at this time. Understanding that a number of interested parties will miss out on the live webinar due to the registration cap, a recording will be made available as soon as... Read More...
March 20, 2020
A number of transplant organizations from around the world have partnered to develop this educational webinar for the organ donation and transplantation communities. Our goal is to share experiences to date and respond to your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on organ donation and transplantation. View Video
March 07, 2020
On March 7, 2020, the American Society of Transplantation proudly presented the AST Innovation Award to Dr. Peter Reese and Dr. David Goldberg and the THINKER project, at the Cutting Edge of Transplantation (CEoT) meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Optimizing the use of organs from HCV-infected donors at a time when there have been so many potential donors with untreated hepatitis C is one of the biggest, most immediate opportunities to bring transplant’s benefits to more patients. Dr. Reese and Dr. Goldberg, along with their team of collaborators including the Gift of Life Donor... Read More...

February, 2020

February 11, 2020
The AST was saddened to hear about the recent passing of David O. Taylor, MD. David was a leader in the field of advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology and a long-time editor of the AST/ASTS joint journal the American Journal of Transplantation. His service to the AJT also included Deputy Editor for the heart transplant portfolio, a role he started in July 2019.  David previously served as chair of the Thoracic Transplantation Committee for the AST, and served as President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He spent most of his career at the Cleveland... Read More...
February 07, 2020
On behalf of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, we are pleased to announce the selection of Sandy Feng, MD, PhD, as the next Editor-in-Chief of our shared journal, The American Journal of Transplantation (AJT). Dr. Feng is a Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, where she performs liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants. Dr. Feng is also the Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Surgery and the Director of the Abdominal Transplant Surgery fellowship program. She has mentored many medical students,... Read More...

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