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.

COPs

Advanced Practice Providers
Community of Transplant Scientists
Donation and Transplantation Optimization
Infectious Disease
Kidney Pancreas
Living Donor
Liver and Intestinal
Pediatric

Psychosocial and Ethics 
Recovery and Preservation
Thoracic and Critical Care
Trainee and Young Faculty
Transplant Administration and Quality Management
Transplant Diagnostics
Transplant Pharmacy
Women's Health

COP Election Results for 2023-2024

The list of Executive Committees for all COPs can be seen here: COP Elections Winners for 2023-2024. Congratulations to all new EC members!

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.

AST Hub

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.

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.