Live Donor Community of Practice (LDCOP)

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2019-2020 Executive Committee

Chair: Christie Thomas (2020)
Co-Chair: Vineeta Kumar (2020)
Past Chair: Didier Mandelbrot (2020)
Board Liaison: Deborah Adey (2020)
Ellen Shukhman (2020)
Angie Nishio-Lucar (2020)
Edmund Huang (2021)
Asif Sharfuddin (2021)
Joshua Wolf (2021)

Staff Liaison: Amber Nolan (anolan@myast.org)


LDCOP Educational Resources

The LDCOP is committed to providing quality educational resources for both professionals and patients. Please visit the "LDCOP Educational Resources" page to learn more about the LDCOP's toolkits, webinars, educational resources, and ongoing work groups.


2019-2020 Initiatives

  • The Education workgroup has been formed and is tasked with developing topics for the ATC, for journal club, for Webinar series.  
  • The Live Liver Donor Toolkit workgroup has been formed and is tasked with developing a toolkit for living liver donors and providers focused on living liver donation.  
  • COP wide educational needs assessment. 
  • The international workgroup’s survey and guidance document has advanced to the Education Committee for review prior to publication.
  • The mortality workgroup survey and guidance document for disaster planning in the event of a live donor death has advanced to the Education Committee for review prior to publication.
  • The finances workgroup having published a guidance document is working on strategies for dissemination including a journal club with the TxAQM COP.
  • Plan ATC program proposals.
  • Plan webinar and journal clubs.
  • Journal Club repositories. 
  • International work group and mortality workgroup are expected to have published survey instrument and guidance document.
  • The education workgroup will continue to stimulate active discussion on the HUB and will develop a Twitter feed to complement the HUB.
  • Polling through quarterly newsletter.
  • Survey instrument to assess membership interest in a trainee mentoring program.
  • Continue to post completed webinars, toolkits, and discussions.
  • The education workgroup will develop a repository of relevant articles on living donation.
  • Regular conference calls within the five workgroups.
  • Monthly schedule of website workgroup and EC members to stimulate discussion on the Hub.
  • Continued growth.  Some  workgroups have many non-AST members that may be converted.
  • Monthly schedule of website workgroup and EC members to stimulate discussion on the Hub.