Communities of Practice
What is a Community of Practice?
AST’s Communities of Practice (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.
Advanced Practice Providers
Community of Transplant Scientists
Liver and Intestinal
Psychosocial and Ethics
Recovery and Preservation
Thoracic and Critical Care
Trainee and Young Faculty
Transplant Administration and Quality Management
Transplant Regenerative Medicine
Join a COP
AST members can join a COP by logging in to their account on myast.org and clicking on "My COP Memberships."
Professionals in the transplant field who have not previously been a member of AST are eligible for a one-year Trial COP Membership. If you are interested in becoming a Trial Member of an AST COP, please submit your interest and contact information here.
COP ATC 2021 Grants
Even though we will not be traveling to ATC this year, many of our COPs are still recognizing and engaging their members through COP ATC 2021 Grants. The deadline to apply is April 27th. Learn more.
COP Policies and Procedures
Policies and Procedures may be found on the COP Policies and Procedures page. This page contains core AST Policy and Procedure references, along with important guidance materials, and will be updated as relevant changes are made by the AST Board of Directors and the AST Executive Staff.
The AST Hub is your tool for accessing your 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? Join now. Need to join a COP? Join a COP here.
To ensure you receive email notifications from the Hub, Higher Logic (our Hub platform vendor) has provided Whitelisting Instructions.
AST Community of Practice Executive Committee Toolkit
AST is developing a Community of Practice Executive Committee Toolkit to assist COP leaders, and COP members interested in COP leadership. The COP Executive Committee Toolkit will provide you with tools to run effective meetings, handle COP projects, and better understand your duties as a leader within AST.
New sections that are added to the site will be based on the information found on the COP Policies and Procedures page. This page will contain core AST Policy and Procedure references, along with important guidance materials, and will be updated as relevant changes are made by the AST Board of Directors and the AST Executive Staff.
COP Executive Committee 2021 Election Results
We are pleased to announce the results for the Communities of Practice (COP) Executive Committee (EC) elections, which include the Co-Chairs, Members-at-Large, and Early Career Members-at-Large. See results.