Communities of Practice

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.

2019 COP Donation Derby

Support your COP(s) in the 2019 Donation Derby

Communities of Practice (COPs)

Advanced Practice Providers
Community of Transplant Scientists
Infectious Disease
Kidney Pancreas
Live Donor
Liver and Intestinal
Psychosocial and Ethics 
Recovery and Preservation
Thoracic and Critical Care
Trainee and Young Faculty
Transplant Administration and Quality Management
Transplant Diagnostics
Transplant Pharmacy
Transplant Regenerative Medicine
Women's Health

Join a COP

AST members can join a COP by logging in to their account on 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.


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? 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 Executive Committee (EC) Position Descriptions

Learn about COP EC Position Descriptions and Functions.

Definition of the NEW Early Career-Member at Large (per COP).

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.