AST members are invited to attend a town hall meeting at ATC on Monday, May 20 at 5:45 PM in Room 2 A/B of the Washington State Convention Center. The town hall will provide a forum for open discussion between the membership and the leadership about key issues impacting the society and the field of transplantation, and how the society is positioned to address those key issues. In addition, we'll annouce the AST Board of Directors election results, recognize and honor AST volunteer leadership, and award the 2013 research grant recipients. RSVP for the Town Hall/Excellence in Transplantation... Read More...
Local access to subspecialty care influences the chance of receiving a liver transplant
Source: Liver Transplantation (subscription required)
Prior studies have examined the impact of demographic factors on liver transplant outcomes. These factors may be surrogate markers for access to medical care. Researchers investigated physician density in referred patients' hospital service areas (HSAs) as a factor in patients' probability of receiving a liver transplant. Researchers performed a retrospective review of patients referred for liver transplantation from 2002 through 2010.... Read More...
May 29: OPTN requirements for informed consent of living kidney donors
August 21: OPTN requirements for the medical and psychosocial evaluations of living kidney donors
November 6: OPTN requirements for living kidney donor follow up
CEPTC credit is available. All webinars are 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Click here
for more information and to register for the May 29 webinar. For questions, contact Kim Johnson, MS, Instructional Innovations Coordinator at (804) 782-4654 or email@example.com
Eligible AST members are encouraged to cast their votes
for the AST board of directors, as well as various bylaw revisions. The voting site will prompt you to login to the AST website where you will find more detailed information. Usernames and passwords were sent to eligible members earlier this week.
Election results will be announced at the AST Town Hall meeting at ATC on Monday, May 20, at 5:45 p.m. in Room 2 A/B of the Washington State Convention Center. Email Nicole Poponi at npoponi... Read More...
AST's Timely Topics in Transplantation
webinar series is available free to members 24/7 online. Newly-added webinars include "DSA: New Concerns and New Therapies," "New Strategies in Hepatitis Management," and "Meeting the Challenges of Resistance."
AST's Business of Transplantation webinar series consists of live monthly webinars available in archive format shortly after the air date. To see the May and June broadcast dates, or view archived broadcasts, click here
AST members are invited to attend a town hall meeting at ATC on Monday, May 20 at 5:45 p.m. in room 2 A/B at the Washington State Convention Center. The town hall will provide a forum for open discussion between the membership and the leadership about key issues impacting the society and field of transplantation, and how the society is positioned to address those key issues. In addition, we'll announce the Board of Director election results, recognize and honor AST volunteer leadership, and award the 2013 research grants. RSVP for the Town Hall/Excellence in Transplantation Reception... Read More...
Are you currently looking for a new position in the field of transplantation? Will you be attending the ATC in Seattle? Then we encourage you to browse AST's Career Center
for open jobs and participate in the ATC Career Connections Event! All job postings with the ATC logo next to them indicate that the employer will also be attending ATC, and is looking to potentially interview candidates while both parties are at the meeting. Should an employer wish to meet with you, they will coordinate a mutually convenient time, and AST will provide a space for the... Read More...
The AST Institutional Support Program
provides transplant centers with recognition opportunities and benefits throughout the year in exchange for a contribution of $3,000. This contribution will be used to support AST's core missions of education, research, advocacy and organ donation. AST offers numerous programs for transplant professionals and the support of the community is critically important to the success of the society's programs.... Read More...
168 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives requested to the Chairmen and Ranking members of the Full Appropriations Committee and NIH Subcommittes that NIH receives at least $32 billion for Fiscal year (FY) 2014.
AST and its lobbyists successfuly assisted in securing Members of Congress to sign-on to this important letter. This letter was spearheaded by Congressmen Markey (D-MA0 and McKinley (R-WV). We have also been regularly meeting with the House and Senate Appropriations leaders regarding medical research funding.... Read More...
Join us on Monday, May 6 at 3 pm ET to discuss the article "Antibodies to K-α 1 Tubulin and Collagen V Are Associated with Chronic Rejection after Lung Transplantation" from the August 2012 issue of AJT. Read more about the May 6 journal club!
There is no charge to participate, but pre-registration is advised to secure your place. Pre-register today
to receive announcements leading up to the day of the journal club.
Author: Ramsey Hachem, MD, Washington University... Read More...