Pediatric Community of Practice (PCOP)

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2020-2021 Executive Committee

Staff Liaison: Anne Kreiss (akreiss@myAST.org)

Chair: Joshua Blatter (2021)
Co-Chair: Katherine Twombley (2021)
Past Chair and Board Liaion: Beau Kelly (2021)
Hilda Fernandez (2021)
Antonette Flecha (2021)
Cadence Kuklinski (2021)
Ryan Fisher (2022)
Early Career: Sonia Solomon (2021)


2020-2021 Initiatives

  • Continuation and enhancement of PCOP member engagement achieved through the EC’s outreach and solicitation of PCOP member involvement in AST website activities and workgroup project participation
  • Continue to propose educational opportunities for ATC meetings
  • Existing content (transplant brochure for pediatric families, transition materials) is being considered for revision on an ongoing basis. Journal clubs and the Patient Summit provide ongoing opportunities for content creation
  • Evaluation of alignment is ongoing, and it is confirmed via contact with the AST Board
  • PCOP will seek regular feedback from the Education Committee to assist with assessing membership needs
  • Initial repository is in place online and is being revised as needed
  • Assist with nomination process, and seek candidates as needed. Prior to nomination, we will solicit feedback from the Board regarding potentially underrepresented segments of the membership among whom we could seek a candidate
  • PCOP leadership is using the Hub to provide opportunities for the membership to network/collaborate throughout the year (outside of ATC)
  • Encourage members to suggest initiatives and share ideas through the Hub
  • Travel grants, trainee awards, and trainee membership on the Executive Committee are intended to build and sustain the growth of the COP and AST
  • PCOP will publicize the minutes of the Executive Committee meetings, invite comment on the Hub, and reach out to the Board on an ongoing basis via the Board Liaison