Upcoming Revisions to the Lung Allocation Score (LAS) System: What You Need to Know
January 21, 2015 from 12:00am to 01:00am EST
On February 19, 2015, the OPTN/UNOS will implement OPTN/UNOS Board-approved revisions to the Lung Allocation Score (LAS) system proposed by the Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee. The LAS system prioritizes candidates who are at least 12 years of age for allocation of deceased donor lung offers based on the candidates’ LAS. The Committee’s goals in revising the LAS system are to: a) improve the system’s ability to address the disease severity of candidates waiting for lung transplants by modifying covariates in the system’s statistical models; and b) update the baseline survival rates and coefficients to reflect the current waiting list population. The implementation will allow candidates less than 11 years, 9 months old to request an exception from the Lung Review Board for diagnoses not included in UNetSM.
Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant Programs
Lung Review Board
Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
1. Explain the benefits and goals of the LAS revisions
2. Outline the policy revisions affecting the LAS
3. Explain the impact of the LAS revisions on compliance monitoring
4. Utilize revised LAS tools and resources
Date and Time
Tuesday, 01/20/2015: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
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Please note: There is no cost to register. The session will be recorded for those unable to attend the live event.
Wednesday, Date 01/28/2015
Continuing Education Information
ABTC will award 1.0 CEPTC credit for participation. In order to receive a certificate, you must view the Content Webinar and complete an evaluation and assessment.
• UNOS Instructional Innovations at firstname.lastname@example.org, for instructional questions.
• Regional Administrator, at (804) 782-4800, for policy questions.
• UNet Help Desk, at (800) 978-4334 or email@example.com, for technical questions.
Interested in additional instructional offerings?
Please visit http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov or http://transplantpro.org for more information.