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Thoracic and Critical Care Community (COP)

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2016-2017 Executive Committee

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

Chair: Jon Kobashigawa
Co-Chair: Sangeeta Bhorade
Past Chair: Jeffrey Teuteberg
Board Liaison: James Allan
Geeta Bhat
Sean Pinney
Maryam Valapour
Trainee: Nicholas Furiasse


2016-2017 Initiatives

  • Organize a meeting on the revised new OPTN/UNOS Heart Allocation Proposal at or before the 2017 CEOT or ATC meetings
  • Submit track on thoracic organ antibodies for 2017 CEOT with focus on prolonging graft survival
  • Complete white paper on "Redefining Benefit in Lung Transplantation"
  • Continue to focus on greater involvement of the thoracic transplant community within AST
  • Develop Transplant in 10 video on heart and lung surgery transplant complications
  • Develop talk for new Comprehensive Trainee Curriculum
  • Use TCC COP hub site to request input on communty educatonal needs
  • Engage thoracic membership in symposia including new frontiers in ex vivo donor organ perfusion, DCD donors, mechanical assist devices, and thoracic organ advocacy in US transplant policies and legislation
  • Create newsletter for the COP