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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPLANTATION ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES TO ACCELERATE TRANSPLANT RESEARCH
MOUNT LAUREL – December 22, 2016 - The American Society of Transplantation (AST), the largest organization of transplant professionals in North America, applauds the White House for its efforts to highlight impactful organ donation and transplantation initiatives, as announced in their recent... Read More...
The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is accepting nominations for the 2018 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, awarded annually to a national or international leader in the field of organ transplantation and immunology.
The prize consists of a crystal award, an honorarium of $10,000, and travel expenses to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the spring of 2018 to formally receive the award and to present the Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology lecture. The winner will also participate in related activities and meet informally with faculty,... Read More...
The AST was notified of concerns regarding concerns for some heater-cooler units used during open heart surgery. State health departments have been contacted regarding this potential issue and will be a resource to hospitals in addressing these concerns, but we wish to share this information with our membership. Please read the CDC press release below for additional details.
Thursday, October 12, 2016
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The American Society of Transplantation’s (AST) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These accountability & transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a... Read More...
The White House Organ Summit was focused on reducing the wait list for transplantation. During that meeting, a number of organizations announced new initiatives that were innovative and collaborative and intended to address the organ shortage.
In a follow-up from the Summit, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) has announced an open call for commitments focused on addressing the organ shortage. Individuals and organizations are invited to submit information on new initiatives that have the ability to decrease the transplant wait list. A ... Read More...
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...
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
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
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
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...