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2019-2020 Executive Committee

Chair: Lara Danziger-Isakov (2020)
Co-Chair: Nicole Theodoropoulos (2020)
Past Chair: Shirish Huprikar (2020)
Board Liaison: Marian Michaels (2020)
Lilian Abbo (2020)
Fernanda Silveira (2020)
Jennifer Chow (2021)
Early Career Member-at-Large: Ghady Haidar (2020)

AST Staff Liaison: Olivia Snow (

2019-2020 Initiatives

  • Poster walks at ATC2019 to highlight ID COP projects and work of members, trainees
  • Complete & submit the CRE SOT project manuscripts
  • Complete the MDR Pseudomonas lung transplant manuscript
  • Complete manuscript for the daptomycin non-susceptible VRE SOT project
  • Complete the MRSA LVAD infection data collection and initiate manuscript preparation
  • Initiate MDRGNB LVAD site recruitment and data collection
  • Publish HIV thoracic transplant project
  • ASP Working group – complete white paper, organize Delphi Group
  • Quality Improvement working group – first report back on LEAN immunization project survey
  • Pediatric Working group – initiation of CMV Serostatus in Infant project, Completion of Case-based Education Modules, Complete and publish Toxo/PJP manuscript
  • ID Library Workgroup – monitor use & update content
  • Will recommend webinar proposal for 2019-20 cycle
  • Submit suggestions for Journal Club
  • Complete 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
  • Continue development of QI opportunities
  • Provide responses for AST regarding UNOS Public Comment documents and other requests (ACBTSA)
  • Work with Education Committee to supply suggestions for Journal clubs, Webinars and Transplant in 10 videos
  • Work with Education Committee on updating Comprehensive Trainee Education
  • 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/Hub and at the annual joint AST-IDSA reception at IDWeek 2019
  • Transplant ID Trainees survey of training opportunities and needs/gap survey reviewed and evaluated for potential impact
  • A structured process for submitting initiative and workgroup/committee proposals has been finalized. First transition of leadership will occur at 2019 ATC in Boston
  • Open call for new initiatives at ATC 2019 in Boston and in Summer 2019 Newsletter
  • Joint reception at ID Week 2019 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
  • Welcome emails to all new ID COP members to continue
  • Chair will continue updates to COP membership via newsletter 3 times per year with intermittent announcements via HUB
  • 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.