available in the iTunes store) has been updated! New features include Single Sign On for AST members (meaning you can log in with your AST username and password) and keyword push notifications. For app assistance, please visit: http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileyblackwell/gmspdfs/New_App_v3.2_Visual_Instructions.pdf
July 06, 2015
July 06, 2015
American Board of Internal Medicine Will Discontinue Requirement for Maintaining Underlying Board CertificationDiplomates certified in nine subspecialties of internal medicine will no longer need to maintain underlying certifications to stay certified in those areas, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced on July 1, 2015. With this policy change, no disciplines in ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program will require underlying certification. All ABIM diplomates will be able to choose the certifications they wish to maintain. The new policy, unanimously passed by the ABIM Council, goes into effect on January 1, 2016, and removes requirements of underlying certification in... Read More...
June 05, 2015
AST Past-President Kenneth Newell featured in USA Today Supplement "Transplants: The Gift of Life Campaign"Making Donors Whole Again: How Can We Give Back? Since 2004, the number of living kidney donations in the U.S. has been in decline. Many blame this trend on the high cost of donation, and some are working to rewrite the rules. Kenneth Newell, MD, PhD, AST Immediate Past-President Last year, about 17,000 people with kidney failure received the gift of life through organ donation. Remarkably, each year about 6,000 of these organs come from living donors: people who choose to literally give of themselves to save others. Knowing the odds Kidney donation is not the only type of living donation... Read More...
roster) finalized their revisions. Both of these Uniform Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) documents were initially made available on September 10, 2014 and updated versions can be accessed at these links: Uniform DRAI - Birth Mother 5-20-15.pdf... Read More...
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April 01, 2015
AST/ASTS Workshop on Increasing Organ Donation in the United States: Creating an “Arc of Change” From Removing Disincentives to Testing IncentivesAST/ASTS Workshop on Increasing Organ Donation in the United States: Creating an “Arc of Change” From Removing Disincentives to Testing Incentives The American Society of Transplantation (AST) and American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) convened a workshop on June 2–3, 2014, to explore increasing both living and deceased organ donation in the United States. Recent articles in the lay press on illegal organ sales and transplant tourism highlight the impact of the current black market in kidneys that accompanies the growing global organ shortage. We believe it important not to conflate... Read More...
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March 27, 2015
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March 26, 2015