Women’s Health Community of Practice (WHCOP)

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2020-2021 Executive Committee

Chair: Deirdre Sawinski (2021)
Co-Chair: Lisa Coscia (2021)
Past Chair: Christina Klein (2021)
Board Liaison: Linda Ohler (2021)
Elizabeth Chua (2021)
Ana Rossi (2021)
Maria Aurora Posadas Salas (2022)
Silvi Shah (2022)
Early Career: Arpita Basu (2021)

Staff Liaison: Olivia Snow (osnow@myAST.org)

2020-2021 Initiatives

  • Initiate formal workgroups to assist with main goals and COP membership engagement:
    • Education
    • Awards and Nominations
    • Social Media
  • ATC program proposals; collaborate w/relevant COPs.
  • Revisit consensus conference on Reproduction after SOT; investigate alternative funding options.
  • Submit a Journal Club article.
  • Collaboration with Pediatric COP on manuscript:  Maintaining Safe Sexual Practices and Sexual Health Maintenance in Pediatric and Young Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.
  • Continue to collaborate on AST journal clubs or consensus conference.
  • Review and revise the mission statement at the annual business meeting and incorporate work groups into mission statement.
  • Attend AST Board/COP event at ATC.
  • Family planning survey.
  • Continue to use HUB to post articles of interest.
  • Consider appropriate candidates for AST Board nominations, awards and FAST designation annually.
  • Maintain Twitter account-incorporate into Social Media workgroup.
  • Joint WHCOP/WIT networking event ATC 2021.
  • Consider appropriate candidates for AST Board nominations, awards, and FAST designation.
  • Revise and update the list of women speakers including areas of expertise annually.
  • Add workgroups to engage additional participation outside the EC.
  • Continue to use HUB to encourage membership participation.
  • Continue to engage through Twitter posts.
  • Support fundraising events of AST (ex. Donation Derby) using Hub.
  • Consider incentive again for Donation Derby.
  • Continue social media membership highlights on Twitter
  • Consider another social media outlet or avenue for engaging membership.
  • Update Board per request.