Councils, Workgroups, Faculty and Committees
The Alliance is proud of its dedicated community of hundreds of professional volunteers, including healthcare, organ donation and transplantation professionals from diverse disciplines and levels of leadership. Together, they give their time, service and expertise to equip a modern profession of lifesavers.
These councils began operation in January 2015 with the main purpose of advancing the industry’s efforts to increase and improve the organ donation process, end deaths on the transplant waiting list and explore innovative practices for improving donation and transplantation outcomes.
National Leadership Councils
The Alliance is proud to host three national leadership councils, comprised of representatives from diverse disciplines and levels of leadership across the donation and transplantation continuum. Together, they give of their time and expertise to equip a modern profession of lifesavers through the development of scalable, targeted solutions for the community of practice.
The Donation Leadership Council will work to develop and provide resources and education to improve and advance the organ donation process. The council will support hospital and donation professionals’ efforts in the sharing of knowledge, data and successful practices as it relates to identification of potential donors, family support and communication, and optimizing the availability of organs for transplantation.
2023 National Donation Leadership Council Members
The Alliance Transplant Leadership Council will work to promote engagement of transplant centers by identifying issues and developing programs and resources relevant to transplant center performance and advancement. The council will support transplant center professionals’ efforts to end deaths on the national organ transplant waiting list, increase organ utilization and improve transplant patient outcomes.
2023 National Transplant Leadership Council Members
The Leadership and Innovation Council will facilitate leadership networking and innovative idea exchange, development and implementation within the organ donation and transplantation community in an effort to save and heal more lives.
2023 National Innovation Leadership Council Members
Advancement Series Faculty
The Alliance Live Advancement Series presents more than 25 live webinar programs per year on relevant, timely topics impacting the donation and transplantation community of practice. From emerging donation practices to transplant patient care and survey preparedness, you will find multiple webinar topics that meet your needs and improve your subject knowledge.
Webinar topics are identified, coordinated and moderated by national faculty workgroups, comprised of leading professionals across the community, and are devised into four key content areas.
Collaborative Events Committee
The Alliance National Critical Issues Forum Committee works together to develop this 2-day biennial event. Key hospital system, transplant, OPO and physician/surgical leaders are invited to convene for a collaborative discussion, identifying strategies for increasing organ donation and transplantation. This year’s forum, Destination Thinking, examines strategies to craft plans for the future, to capitalize on changes in the field and to cultivate more effective partnerships – ultimately saving more lives.
Every other year,
The Alliance National Donor Management Summit Committee work in collaboration to bring together OPO, hospital and transplant partners to discuss effective integration of donor management practices throughout the continuum of care. Each summit focuses on successful strategies to enhance performance and improve donor outcomes in the evolving domain of organ, eye and tissue donation.
The Exploratory Seminar is an interactive course designed by the Exploratory Seminar Workgroup. This full-day course broadly examines the comprehensive donation and transplantation process for the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
The Alliance hosts the National Critical Issues Forum, a one-of-a-kind biennial event geared toward collective ideation among the donation and transplantation professional community. Each forum takes on critical topics affecting the community and leverages The Alliance’s unique collaborative platform to create innovative solutions, and develop the necessary tools to effect change.
2022 National Critical Issues Forum Planning Committee
The National Donor Management Summit brings together national and locally recognized experts in the field of donation and transplantation to share and discuss how to effectively integrate organ donor management practices throughout the continuum of care.
The planning committee is in the early stages of development. Additional information will be shared in the future.
2021 National Donor Management Summit Planning Committee
The Alliance Organ Donation and Transplantation Exploratory Seminar (commonly known as ODASSCE: Organ Donation Education for Clinicians) is an interactive course designed to broadly examine the comprehensive donation and transplantation process for the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
This course introduces the clinical and legal considerations of donation and transplantation, administrative processes, family care and dynamics of synergistic healthcare partnerships.
2021 Exploratory Seminars Faculty
Alliance Executive Insight Series Workgroups
The Alliance Executive Insight Series is a publication of semi-annual one-page issues that focus on topics relevant to healthcare senior executives. Each issue is accompanied by resources, tools and videos in which field experts offer expanded insights. This collection is published as a tool to engage executive senior leaders in donation and transplantation-related information. The publication offers two tracks–the Hospital Executive Insights and the Transplant Executive Insights.
The Hospital Executive Insight Series is designed for healthcare senior executives. These brief, bi-annual issues focus on organ, eye, and tissue donation-related topics relevant to top-tier hospital leadership. For each topic, you can find related references, resources, and tools.
2023 Hospital Executive Insight Series Workgroup
The Transplant Executive Insight Series is designed for healthcare senior executives of transplant centers and hospitals. These brief, bi-annual issues focus on transplant-related topics relevant to top-tier hospital leadership.
2023 Transplant Executive Insight Series Workgroup
The Transplant Quality Corner offers a series of publications that focus on the latest metrics, data collection and monitoring methods for improving transplant center outcomes. Each issue includes an executive summary, background Information, essential tools, action items to implement, references and resources that can be downloaded as a one-page summary document.
2023 Transplant Quality Corner Workgroup
OnboardingU is a series of online learning modules designed to supplement a transplant center’s existing employee orientation program. By providing staff with expertly-developed content, this orientation tool creates an understanding of the roles and interconnected responsibilities of the multidisciplinary transplant team.
The Alliance Conversation Series is a cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunity delivered live online throughout the year that highlights effective donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice.
Diversity-Focused Conversation Series
The Alliance’s Diversity-Focused Conversation Series spotlights diversity, equity, and inclusion practices within the donation and transplant communities. Through these insightful discussions, organizations and their leaders will be equipped with the tools and effective practices needed to evaluate their current initiatives, identify improvement strategies, and promote positive changes to their program through recruitment, hiring, training, mentoring, and retention practices that foster a diversified workforce.
Our teams of experts work tirelessly to maintain the collections of resources so healthcare professionals like yourself in the donation and transplantation community have the current information they need to make smart, informed decisions.
In an effort to enhance collaborations between community hospitals and their local organ procurement organization, and to increase donation performance, The Alliance Donation Leadership Council along with the Community Hospital Resource Workgroup, content editors and the Alliance staff have developed an online Community Hospital Resource Guide. This comprehensive, electronic resource designed to:
- Increase awareness of hospital data measuring donation performance
- Provide essential education on donor management processes and practices
- Provide model practices for collaboration and communication between OPOs and hospitals, including implementation of interdisciplinary donation councils
- Offer suggested resources for donation education
Workgroups in Development
As The Alliance, we do not wait for answers; we find them. Every day, we are rolling up our sleeves to create forums for sharing of expertise, exchanging new effective practices, and advancing our network of leaders.
The following workgroups are in the early stages of development. Additional information will be shared in the future.
This workgroup is in the early stages of development. Additional information will be shared in the future.