The full House Committee on Energy and Commerce unanimously passed H.R. 5534, the Comprehensive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (referred to as the "Immuno Bill"). Prior to the unanimous Committee vote on July 15, 2020. Congressman Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX) made remarks publicly recognizing the work of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), and American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). Congressman Burgess further requested that a joint letter of support from AST, ASTS, and AAKP be entered into the official... Read More...
As a fundamental extension of the AST mission, we stand resolute in our commitment to eradicate systemic racism in all forms, eliminate racial disparities, elevate collegial diversity, deconstruct barriers to a culture of racial equality, and hold the transplant community accountable to zero-tolerance for racism.
While recent tragic events in the Black community have catalyzed our society, we recognize the longstanding and historical patterns of neglect, abuse, and maltreatment perpetrated on people of color, especially Black Americans. We unequivocally affirm that Black lives matter.... Read More...
Critical Path Institute(C-Path) announced today that its Transplant Therapeutics Consortium (TTC)
has received a positive response to its Letter of Intent (LOI)
from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detailing the decision to accept the iBox Scoring System (Composite Biomarker Panel) into the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Biomarker Qualification Program (BQP).
The iBox Scoring System is a risk prediction... Read More...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mark Deierhoi, M.D., a stalwart in the rich history of transplantation of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the state of Alabama, died Thursday, June 4, at his home in Birmingham. He was 68 years old.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you of the passing of a cherished member of our UAB Surgery and Comprehensive Transplant Institute family, Dr. Mark Deierhoi,” wrote Herbert Chen, M.D., chair of UAB’s Department of Surgery, and Jayme Locke, M.D., chief of UAB’s Division of Transplantation and director of the UAB’s Comprehensive Transplant Institute, in... Read More...
In addition to the COVID-19 crisis, our country is now hurting in a very different way. The very city we were to be gathered in for this year’s ATC and many others around the country have erupted with demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons share the belief that all human life is sacred. We are devoted to saving, preserving, and improving life regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, or place of origin. Racism needs to be recognized & eradicated. Please join us in... Read More...
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) announced the recipients of its 2020 Achievement Awards at the recent American Transplant Congress (ATC), which was held virtually on May 30 – June 1. The recipients were awarded for their achievements and contributions to the AST and the field of transplantation.
The AST also recognized its 2020 research grant recipients.
AST Achievement Awards
Senior Achievement Award
Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute
Christin Rogers Marks,... Read More...
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) announced its recently elected 2020-2021 board members, including its new President, President-elect, and Treasurer, at the American Transplant Congress (ATC), which was held virtually on May 30 – June 1, 2020. The AST inducted its new president, Richard Formica, MD, FAST during its annual meeting on June 1, 2020.
Dr. Formica currently serves as the Director of Transplant Medicine, the Director of the Outpatient Transplantation Service, the Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation and Medical Director Pancreas... Read More...
To help us better understand the needs of our members, the AST has launched the Membership Value and Dues Survey. It's very important that we hear from YOU, our members, about whether we're meeting your needs, what we're doing well, and what we can do better.
Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. We understand your time is valuable All participants in the survey will be eligible for a drawing to receive a $50 gift card.
Members can access the survey by checking their email, or through the COP Hub.
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...
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)
Danielle... Read More...