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2018-2019 Executive Committee

Chair: Lara Danziger-Isakov (2020)
Co-Chair: Nicole Theodoropoulos (2020)
Past Chair: Shirish Huprikar (2020)
Board Liaison: Marian Michaels (2019)
Jonathan Hand (2019)
Fernanda Silveira (2020)
Lilian Abbo (2020)
Trainee: Monica Fung (2019)

AST Staff Liaison: Amber Nolan (

2018-2019 Initiatives

  • Organize poster walks at ATC2018 to highlight ID COP projects and work of members, trainees
  • Complete the CRE SOT project manuscripts
  • Complete the MDR Pseudomonas lung transplant manuscript
  • Complete site recruitment and data collection for the daptomycin non-susceptible VRE SOT project
  • Initiate the MDR LVAD infection project
  • Complete HIV thoracic transplant project
  • Complete HIV kidney transplant project
  • Submit the SOT and marijuana survey manuscript after completing revisions suggested by AST Board
  • Initiate working groups for new projects: Quality Improvement, Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Initiate AST Board approved survey regarding PJP/Toxoplasmosis prophylaxis
  • Webniar suggestions submitted for 2018-19 cycle and Respiratory Infections in Lung Transplantation chosen; recommend webinar proposals for 2018-19 cycle
  • Submit suggestions for Journal Club
  • Submit 4th edition of the AST ID Guidelines for publication in AJT and Clinical Transplantation
  • Continue development of multidisciplinary SOT antimicrobial stewardship task force and Delphi consensus
  • Work with Education Committee to supply suggestions for Journal clubs, Webinars and Transplant in 10 videos
  • EC will continue to develop website resources for COP membership including article of the month and updating research and educational project page
  • EC will continue to nominate members for AST Board, ID COP EC, and other leadership positions and awards on an annual basis
  • Network and collaboration will be encouraged via website and at the annual joint AST-IDSA reception at IDWeek 2017
  • A structured process for submitting initiative and workgroup/committee proposals has been finalized and will be shared at the ID COP meeting at the 2018 ATC in Seattle, through meeting minutes and by the Chair update
  • Joint reception at ID Week 2018 will be a vehicle to recruit COP and AST membership, followed by active recruiting of participants following the meeting by members of the ID COP EC
  • Chair will resume quarterly updates to COP membership
  • Chair will continue to provide regular updates to the Board


The AST IDCOP has compiled a list of ID-related Fellowship Training Opportunities, updated yearly, for the benefit of its members. If you would like to browse the available opportunities, or post a clinical or research position for physicians-in-training, please visit the "Fellowship Training Opportunities In Transplant Infectious Diseases" page on the AST website for more information.