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June, 2020

June 08, 2020
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mark Deierhoi, M.D., a stalwart in the rich history of transplantation of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the state of Alabama, died Thursday, June 4, at his home in Birmingham. He was 68 years old. “It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you of the passing of a cherished member of our UAB Surgery and Comprehensive Transplant Institute family, Dr. Mark Deierhoi,” wrote Herbert Chen, M.D., chair of UAB’s Department of Surgery, and Jayme Locke, M.D., chief of UAB’s Division of Transplantation and director of the UAB’s Comprehensive Transplant Institute, in... Read More...
June 02, 2020
In addition to the COVID-19 crisis, our country is now hurting in a very different way. The very city we were to be gathered in for this year’s ATC and many others around the country have erupted with demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons share the belief that all human life is sacred. We are devoted to saving, preserving, and improving life regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, or place of origin. Racism needs to be recognized & eradicated. Please join us in... Read More...
June 01, 2020
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) announced the recipients of its 2020 Achievement Awards at the recent American Transplant Congress (ATC), which was held virtually on May 30 – June 1. The recipients were awarded for their achievements and contributions to the AST and the field of transplantation. The AST also recognized its 2020 research grant recipients. AST Achievement Awards Senior Achievement Award Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute Mentoring Award Christin Rogers Marks,... Read More...
June 01, 2020
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) announced its recently elected 2020-2021 board members, including its new President, President-elect, and Treasurer, at the American Transplant Congress (ATC), which was held virtually on May 30 – June 1, 2020. The AST inducted its new president, Richard Formica, MD, FAST during its annual meeting on June 1, 2020. Dr. Formica currently serves as the Director of Transplant Medicine, the Director of the Outpatient Transplantation Service, the Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation and Medical Director Pancreas... Read More...

May, 2020

May 30, 2020
To help us better understand the needs of our members, the AST has launched the Membership Value and Dues Survey. It's very important that we hear from YOU, our members, about whether we're meeting your needs, what we're doing well, and what we can do better. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. We understand your time is valuable All participants in the survey will be eligible for a drawing to receive a $50 gift card. Members can access the survey by checking their email, or through the COP Hub. 
May 15, 2020
The recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and the finding of infection in many other countries including the United States has led to questions among transplant programs, Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) and patients. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) strives to provide up-to-date information to answer these questions and to provide guidance as needed. Accordingly, the OPTN Ad Hoc Donor Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC), American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS... Read More...
May 12, 2020
We are pleased to announce the results for the Communities of Practice (COP) Executive Committee (EC) elections, which include the Co-Chairs, Members-at-Large, and Early Career Members-at-Large. The date represents the year the term ends. 2020-2021 COP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES (bold names are new in their executive committee roles) Advanced Practice Providers (APP COP) Brenda Muth Chair 2021 Nicole McCormick Co-Chair 2021 Kylie Harrold Member-at-Large 2021 Danielle... Read More...

April, 2020

April 13, 2020
American Journal of Transplantation invites applications for the Editorial Fellowship Program, which offers a year-long editorial experience in the publication and peer review process to fellows and junior faculty in transplant-related fields. The deadline has been extended to April 20, 2020. Applicants may send their materials to the Editorial Office at amjtransplant@duke.edu. Learn More
April 10, 2020
    We are saddened to announce the passing of Canadian nephrologist Dr. John B. Dossetor (1925 - 2020). Dr. Dossetor was widely considered to be the father of nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation in Canada. He was also the co-founder of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. His accomplishments in the areas of transplantation and renal medical studies have been honored on national and international levels.  
April 07, 2020
As more and more people are affected by COVID-19 restrictions, we want to share an important update from our publisher, Wiley, on decisions they’re making to manage publishing operations during the pandemic.  Like many of us, Wiley and their vendor-partners in most regions are now working from home. This, in combination with some country-wide lockdowns, is leading to disruption throughout the publishing workflow. Right now, the most acute challenge is in the distribution of print content. In many countries, distribution of print materials is suspended, making it impossible to ensure copies... Read More...