Transplant Diagnostic Community of Practice (TxDx COP)

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2019-2020 Executive Committee

Chair: Annette Jackson (2020)
Co-Chair: Laurine Bow (2020)
Past Chair: Peter Jindra (2020)
Board Liaison: Howie Gebel (2020)
Kristina Davis (2020)
Andrew Malone (2020)
Marwan Azar (2021)
Tiffany Roberts (2021)
Early Career Member-at-Large: Grace Mahowald (2020)

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


2019-2020 Initiatives

  • Award three travel grants to members who present cutting edge consultation cases at the business meeting.
  • Create Educational Materials for Laypeople.
  • Follow-up on work with KPCOP from the consensus conference on Frailty.
  • Collaborating with ID COP for potential joint COP projects.
  • Submit program proposals for ATC 2020.
  • Continue the TxDx COP Journal Club in 2019-2020.
  • Submit ideas for AST webinar topics.
  • Continue progress towards stated COP mission at Executive Committee conference calls.
  • Generate a google form survey which will be sent to the TxDx COP is understand what are the educational needs of our members and define gaps in knowledge.
  • Expand reference library on solid organ transplant pathology to include heart and liver transplantation.
  • Reach out to members of the COP and past EC members and inquire their interested to service in AST Board leadership roles.
  • Continue to engage COP members through the HUB.
  • Request COP business meetings time/locations be advertised using banners or postcards at registration desk OR a COP link within the meeting App to alert new members attending ATC.
  • Will utilize social media to promote TxDx COP business meeting time and location.
  • Update COP members through the website, where they will get an information describing new initiatives, and project and subgroups which they can be involved in.