Communities of Practice

Women’s Health Community of Practice (WHCOP)

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2016-2017 Executive Committee

Chair: Deborah Adey
Co-Chair: Christina Klein
Past Chair: Michelle Josephson
Board Liaison: Deepali Kumar
Maha Mohamed
Anita Patel
Deirdre Sawinski
Mita Shah
Trainee: Silvi Shah


2016-2017 Initiatives

  • Establish worgroups for topics to post on the COP's hub, for journal club, mentoring, and educational brochure development
  • Submit at least one program proposal for ATC 2017
  • Establish a journal club at least twice a year
  • Produce brochures to improve care of the female transplant recipient
  • Re-evaluate mission statement annually
  • Review any additional knowledge gaps regarding women's health or gender-related differences in transplantation with the Education Committee
  • Contribute to the WHCOP library on "Navigating a Profession" and articles to the library in Women's Health issues
  • Nominate members for leadership roles as available in AST
  • Reach out to the TYF COP to provide mentoring opportunities
  • Initiate a weekly conversation thread that provides a stimulus for discussion and park for potential collaborative projects
  • Identify the percentage of COP members who are not AST mbers and ecourage both COP and AST membership through networking and highlighting of membership value
  • Continue WHCOP quarterly newsletter