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May, 2013

May 13, 2013
If you donated to the AST Endowment in 2012 or 2013, please stop by the AST Membership Booth (booth # 701) during ATC to receive an Endowment Contributor ribbon for your ATC badge. 
May 10, 2013
Lung transplant: Jump to top of list may carry risk MedPage Today  An acute increase in lung allocation score (LAS) of more than 5 units in the month before lung transplant is a strong and independent predictor of post-transplant death, according to a new study. Read more.  Concept of 'awake venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation' in pediatric patients awaiting lung transplantation Pediatric Transplantation (subscription required)  In patients awaiting LuTx, MV and ECMO are often... Read More...
May 10, 2013
Eligible AST members have 10 days left 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 previously sent to eligible members. Election results will be announced at the AST Town Hall meeting at ATC on Monday, May 20, at 5:45 p.m. in Room 3 A/B of the Washington State Convention Center. Email... Read More...
May 10, 2013
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...

April, 2013

April 26, 2013
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...
April 26, 2013
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...
April 26, 2013
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...
April 26, 2013
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 kim.johnson@unos.org.
April 26, 2013
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...
April 26, 2013
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.

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