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August, 2022

August 05, 2022
The AST has released a resource to inform the transplant community of the potential risk caused by monkeypox to our transplant patients. This resource will be updated when more information about Monkeypox becomes available. Learn more about Monkeypox

July, 2022

July 21, 2022
Elsevier partners with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation to publish American Journal of Transplantation Collaboration signifies strong commitment by all stakeholders to maintain the journal’s high standards and expand its global prominence. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, are delighted to announce a new partnership to publish the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT). The journal will also offer... Read More...
July 08, 2022
  During the 2022 American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Boston, MA, the AST held the inaugural Living Donor Circle of Excellence Reception, which honored living donors and the companies that offer paid leave to employees who choose to become living donors. During the event, the AST presented awards to the Circle of Excellence Founding Partner, UnitedHealth Group, and to its Strategic Partners, the National Kidney Foundation, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Transplantation. Launched in 2020, the Living Donor... Read More...

June, 2022

June 26, 2022
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) is a diverse organization dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, organ donation, and service to the community through a lens of equity and inclusion. We are committed to supporting and guiding our patients and health care providers through all aspects of pre- and post-transplant care, including reproductive care. We provide this statement primarily to protect the health of our patients. On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the Roe vs. Wade US Supreme... Read More...
June 07, 2022
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) announced the recipients of its 2022 Achievement Awards at the recent American Transplant Congress (ATC) on June 5, 2022. The recipients were awarded for their achievements and contributions to the AST and the field of transplantation. The AST posthumously awarded the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Barbara Murphy. Learn more about Dr. Murphy here. A list of previous Lifetime... Read More...
June 07, 2022
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) announced its newly elected 2022-2023 Board Members, including its new President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Councilors-at-Large. The results were announced during the 2022 AST Town Hall, on June 6, 2022. Dr. Deepali Kumar assumed the role of AST President after serving as the Society’s President-Elect. Dr. Kumar is a transplant infectious diseases physician in the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at University Health Network in Toronto. Dr. John Gill, a Professor of Medicine with tenure at British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, previously... Read More...

April, 2022

April 28, 2022
The American Society of Transplantation and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) are proud to announce their strategic partnership with the Living Donor Circle of Excellence program. The Circle of Excellence seeks to increase the number of living organ donors by recognizing employers that provide lost wages while donors recover from surgery. To view the full press release, click here.
April 26, 2022
The AST is pleased to announce the results of the 2022-2023 Communities of Practice (COP) Executive Committee (EC) elections. To view the full list, click here.  
April 14, 2022
Jennifer McDermott, PharmD, BCTXP, BCPS on behalf of the AST Transplant Pharmacy COP Public Policy Workgroup The AST Transplant Pharmacy COP Public Policy Workgroup has been working on an important initiative for several years with the support of the AST Transplant Pharmacy COP Executive Committee and AST leadership. We are happy to share recent progress that will allow for broader medication access for solid organ transplant recipients. As a compendium recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Part D plans utilize the information in IBM-Micromedex® for... Read More...

February, 2022

February 22, 2022
Sam Strober, MD, passed away at his home in California on Friday, February 11th. Sam was a friend to many of us and a giant in the field of allograft tolerance induction. He was a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and remained dedicated to his professional goals until the time of his death from multiple myeloma. Sam devoted his career to the translation of his pioneering work in rodents using total lymphoid irradiation and anti-lymphocyte serum to achieve stable mixed chimerism without graft-vs-host disease into a protocol that can be applied to adult human organ transplant... Read More...

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