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October, 2014

October 09, 2014
Interview forms optimized for obtaining medical history, behavioral risk, and travel information for a donor of organs and/or tissues, including ocular tissue, are now available. Three "Uniform Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI)" forms are available at: Uniform DRAI - Donor > 12 yrs old 9-10-14 Uniform DRAI - Child donor less than or equal to 12 yrs old 9-10-14 Uniform DRAI -... Read More...
October 03, 2014
In the rare ‘easy consensus’ of the transplant world, we can agree that live donor kidney transplantation is the best treatment option for most patients with late-stage CKD. Consequently, the declining rate of living kidney donation in the US has been confounding. In spite of this, novel strategies to remove barriers to living donation have neither been effectively disseminated nor widely implemented. To address these issues, a consensus conference was held June 5-6, 2014 to identify best practices and knowledge gaps pertaining to live donor kidney transplantation and living kidney donation.... Read More...
October 03, 2014
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2015 AST Board of Directors is now closed. Dr. Daniel Salomon, Chair of the Governance Committee, invites AST members to submit nominations for qualified individuals to serve on the AST Board of Directors. Open positions on the AST Board of Directors include the President-Elect, Secretary (two-year term), and three Councilors-at-Large (three-year terms). The term of service begins with the rotation of the board at the annual Town Hall meeting that will be held during the 2015 American Transplant Congress in Philadelphia, PA. Completed nominations... Read More...

September, 2014

September 25, 2014
Effective October 1, Susan Nelson will retire as Executive Vice President of the AST after 20 years of service. Ms. Nelson will assume an emeritus role behind the scenes, helping to facilitate the transition of leadership until her departure on December 3. Libby McDannell, Executive Director of the AST, will step into the role of Executive Vice President as of October 1, and Leslie Clark will join the team as the AST’s Executive Director. Both Ms. Nelson and Ms. McDannell note that they look forward to the exciting future of the AST. “AST is again on the cusp of remarkable change," said Ms... Read More...
September 12, 2014
AJT Editorial Office Department of Surgery Duke University DUMC 3704 Durham, NC 27710 EMAIL: amjtransplant@duke.edu TEL: 919-684-2220 FAX: 919-681-2779
September 10, 2014
The AST office has moved to a new location. Our new address is: 1120 Route 73 Suite 200 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Our phone and fax numbers and email addresses have not changed.
September 10, 2014
The American Society of Transplantation is pleased to annouce the transfer of the AST's Renal Transplant Fellowship Training Accreditation Program to the newly created AST Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program, LLC, a limited liability company wholly owned by the AST. The Accreditation Program's mission under the LLC remains the same - to accredit institutions that provide specialty transplant nephrology training. Oversight and governance of the LLC will be conducted by the LLC Board of Managers who are responsible for the final approval of programs. One member of... Read More...
September 08, 2014
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) Request for Applications will close in just one week on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Please visit http://www.myast.org/grants for eligibility criteria and to start your application. Researchers may submit applications for basic, clinical, and translational science fellowship and junior faculty grants. This year, the AST identified 15 research priorities, and encourages researchers working within those areas to submit applications for funding. However, we will still accept applications on any research... Read More...

August, 2014

August 15, 2014
AST/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Dr. Jayme Locke University of Alabama at Birmingham Dr. Locke is doing research on the long term outcomes after live kidney donation among expanded criteria living donors. AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Pritha Sen, MD Massachusetts General Hospital Sponsor: Jay Fishman, MD Dr. Sen’s research will focus on CMV induced transcriptional networks and regulation of innate immunity in solid organ transplantation. AST/BMS Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Aravind Cherukuri, MD University of Pittsburgh Sponsor: David Rothstein, MD... Read More...
August 15, 2014
Congratulations to the 2014 Pay It Forward Member-Get-A-Member Campaign Winners! The following three people encouraged their colleagues to join the AST and because of them, the AST community continues to grow. Marian O’Rourke, RN, CCTC - Grand Prize: Apple iPad and complimentary membership dues for 2015 Peter Nguyen, MD - 2nd Prize: $500 AST Bucks John Baddley, MD, MSPH - 3rd Prize: $250 AST Bucks Do you have a colleague that would enjoy all of the wonderful benefits of AST membership? Spread the word and encourage them to join! Visit http://www.myast.... Read More...

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