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September, 2016

September 16, 2016
The New York State Department of Health is offering a series of Zika virus webinars during the month of September. These webinars are open to all interested medical professionals inside or outside of the state at no charge.Those who wish to participate must register for each individual session. See below for additional details. Zika Virus: An Update for Obstetric and Neonatal Providers and the Birth Facility Team Tuesday, September 20, 12-1pm ET Speaker: Lou Smith, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Bureau of Communical... Read More...
September 13, 2016
The American Society of Transplantation and its Transplantation & Immunology Research Network are pleased to highlight new clinical trials in transplantation that are currently enrolling or will be in the near future. This service is a benefit of participation in AST’s Corporate Affiliates Program.  

August, 2016

August 30, 2016
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) introduced a new web-based CME Finder and, by spring 2017, plan to recognize more accredited CME activities for MOC points.  Learn more here
August 01, 2016
National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated August 1-7, 2016, is a nationwide observance to honor the generosity of multicultural donors and their families, while also underscoring the critical need for people from diverse communities to register their decision to Donate Life as organ, eye and tissue donors. Happy National Minority Donor Awareness week from all of us at the AST! Learn more about this important week

July, 2016

July 14, 2016
AST member Dr. Melissa Greenwald has been selected to serve as the new director of the HRSA Division of Transplantation (DoT).  Dr. Greenwald joined HRSA/HSB approximately two years ago and served as a Medical Officer within DoT. She has served as the Acting Director for the division for the last 8 months. Prior to joining HSB, she worked for 14 years in FDA's Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies where she was a national expert on tissue donor screening and testing policy, served four years as the Chief of the Human Tissue and Reproduction Branch, and was the product reviewer for... Read More...
July 06, 2016
Apple® and Donate Life America announced yesterday that, for the first time ever, iPhone® users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10 scheduled for this Fall. Through a simple sign up process, iPhone users can learn more and take action with just a few taps. All registrations submitted from iPhone are sent directly to the National Donate Life Registry managed by Donate Life America. The ability to quickly and easily become a nationally-registered donor enables people to carry their decision with them wherever they go... Read More...
July 05, 2016
(Pictured L to R: Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS), AST Lobbyist Bill Applegate, & Former AST President and Public Policy Chair, Dr. Jeff Crippin). As former House Of Representatives Speaker Tip O'Neill (MA) famously stated, "All Politics Are Local".  Last Thursday night, AST lobbyist Bill Applegate hosted a political fundraising event for Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS), a senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee.  The small political gathering was hosted in the owner's box for the St. Louis Cardinal's as they took on Congressman Yoder's hometown Kansas... Read More...
July 01, 2016
AST TIRN has provided research grants for fellows and junior faculty for more than 15 years. These one- or two-year grants are awarded to support the fellow or young independent investigator conducting a specific research project during the term of the grant. The goal is to support research proposals by individuals who are early in their careers and who will contribute much to the field in transplantation in the future. Each summer, eligible applicants can apply for a Faculty Development Research Grant, a Fellowship Research Grant, or an Allied Health Professional Research Grant. Each year,... Read More...

June, 2016

June 14, 2016
The AST introduced its newly elected 2016-2017 board members at the recent American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Boston. Anil Chandraker, MD, FRCP, FAST was inducted as president and will serve a one-year term in office. Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Chandraker earned his medical degree from Glasgow University and completed his residencies at Withybush Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary. He then completed fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Chandraker currently serves as the Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas... Read More...
June 13, 2016
The American Society of Transplantation (AST), the largest organization in North America representing transplantation professionals, applauds the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for hosting a Summit highlighting issues in transplantation and organ donation.  The AST is pleased to not only participate in the White House Organ Summit, but also to serve as a resource throughout the planning. The presence of Anil Chandraker, MD, AST president-elect; Ronald Gill, PhD, AST secretary; and Libby McDannell, AST executive vice president, demonstrates the AST’s... Read More...