Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice (KPCOP)

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Mission Statement

The Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice (KPCOP) is dedicated to advancing knowledge and scientific collaborations of professionals engaged in education, research and patient advocacy to promote improved health, safety and quality of life for kidney and pancreas transplant recipients as well as living kidney donors.

2020-2021 Executive Committee

Chair: Bruce Kaplan (2021)
Co-Chair: Ronald Parsons (2021)
Past Chair: Darshana Dadhania (2021)
Board Liaison: Roy Bloom (2021)
Matthew Cooper (2021)
Mark Lerman (2021)
Neeraj Singh (2021)
Gaurav Gupta (2022)
Adam Bingaman (2022)

AST Staff Liaison: Olivia Snow (


2020-2021 Initiatives

  • The Public Policy Subcommittee formed over the past year plans to address public policy issues throughout the year including the creation of a whitepaper on the Executive Order.
  • Create a whitepaper on the data surrounding COVID-19, a critical appraisal once data is better formed.
  • Assist new Patient Advocacy efforts by creating Fact or Fiction Videos for the patient community.
  • Host journal clubs on KPCOP online community page on current topics in kidney and pancreas transplantation, including the most recent Executive Order on Kidney Transplantation.
  • Maintain engagement on the hub, continue to create enthusiasm at national meetings, and work with Board Liaison. 
  • Use the results of the 2020 Needs Assessment Survey to create Educational Programming. 
  • Regularly assess the formalized processes to nominate KPCOP members to the Board. 
  • Endorse qualified surveys through the Hub and encourage the sharing of research and research collaborations through the Hub. 
  • Develop a formalized process to disseminate information (initiatives, projects, updates, etc.) to the COP. 
  • Encourage membership from all disciplines through workgroups, hub activity, collaborations, national meetings, and educational programming.