Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice

The COP Donation Derby

Now through December 31, 2017, the COPs will compete in the 2017 Donation Derby. Read more about this exciting contest.



What is a Community of Practice (COP)?

AST’s COPs are unique, specialty-area focused groups within AST. Each COP is dedicated to exchanging knowledge, offering networking opportunities, advocating for issues that are relevant to each of their constituencies, and developing resources to meet the needs of their members. The unique strength of the COP model is that new ideas and goals can originate from COP members and then become integrated with the overall goals and activities of the entire AST.

Communities of Practice (COPs)

Basic Scientists
Infectious Disease
Kidney Pancreas
Live Donor
Liver and Intestinal
Organ and Tissue Preservation 
Thoracic and Critical Care
Trainee and Young Faculty
Transplant Administrators
Transplant Diagnostics
Transplant Pharmacy
Transplant Regenerative Medicine
Women's Health

Join a COP

If you are interested in becoming a member of an AST COP, please use this online form to submit your interest and contact information.

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The AST Hub is your tool for accessing your Community of Practice (COP) online community. On the AST Hub, you can connect, collaborate, and further your AST member experience! You must be an AST and/or COP member to access this information and participate. Not an AST member? Be sure to click here. Need to join a COP? See the "Join a COP" section above!

COP Executive Committee (EC) 2017-2018 Elections are closed.

If you are interested in becoming a member of a COP EC, visit this page for information on the nomination and election process.