ATC is fast approaching, and with it the end of my term as your President. Our goals at this time last year were to improve our use of technology (witness…the blog, making AJT accessible from our website, electronic voting) and increase collaboration with other groups interested in transplantation (ASTS, ASN, ESOT, ISHLT, et al). Our presence in Washington continues to bear fruit and expand, and we are trying to deal strategically with each of our other targeted areas: organ donation, research, membership, and education. What suggestions do you have for AST leadership as we approach planning for next year? Where should we focus our efforts? What are we missing that we should be addressing?
Robert S. Gaston