Breaking News in Federal Policy in Organ Transplantation

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

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Richard Formica, MD • Professor of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT
William Applegate • AST Director of Government Relations; Senior Policy Advisor, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, St. Louis, MO & Washington D.C.

Beau Kelly, MD, MBA, FACS, FAST • Surgical Director, DCI Donor Services, Inc., Sacramento, CA

Objectives for the "Breaking News in Federal Policy in Organ Transplantation" webinar include:

  1. Summarizing current landscape for proposed legislation that impacts OPO performance, organ allocation, and organ transplantation.
  2. Reviewing the possible implications of the recent Executive Order on Improving Kidney Care.
  3. Exploring critical information to developing strategy and a path forward for an AST position statement.
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This topic was developed by the AST Education Committee in response to recent policy and legislation activity related to the "Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health," the "Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019" (the "Immuno Bill"), and other topics that are important to the field of transplantation.

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T3: Timely Topics in Transplantion

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