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The Alliance to Host One-Day Virtual Forum Exploring The Future of Organs for Transplant

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The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (The Alliance) is set to host the 2024 National Innovation Forum: The Future of Organs for Transplant, a one-day virtual event scheduled for April 30, 2024. This forum aims to explore evolving and alternative therapies to traditional human donor organ transplants.

Examining a broad landscape of scientific and technological advancement, the forum will convene experts from across the organ donation and transplantation continuum to share insights on the future direction of transplant therapy. Areas of discussion will include:

Clinical Innovations

  • Organ failure prevention
  • Organ regeneration and rehabilitation
  • Cryopreservation
  • Xenotransplantation
  • Decellularization/Recellularization
  • 3D Printing

System-Related Implications

  • The Future of Allocation and Logistics
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Future Business Models of OPOs and Transplant Centers

Led by Planning Chairpersons Susan Stuart (President & CEO, Center for Organ Recovery & Education, PA) and Macey Levan, JD, PhD (Director, Center for Surgical and Transplant Applied Research Qualitative Core – NYU Langone Health), the planning committee brings a wealth of multidisciplinary insight to this event. Each represents a healthcare area of practice that stands to be significantly transformed by these innovations within the coming decade. The committee includes:

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Susan Stuart
RN, MPMCenter for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)
Macey
Macey Levan
JD, PhDNYU Langone Health
Mark Hobeika
Mark Hobeika
MDHouston Methodist Hospital
Randall Sung
Randall Sung
MDUniversity of Michigan
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Brendan Parent
JDNYU Langone Health
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Gina Dunne Smith
IIAM (International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine)
Paul Myoung
Paul Myoung
MHA, FACHEMassachusetts General Hospital
Kevin Myer LifeGift President CEO June 2022
Kevin Myer
MSHALifeGift
Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster
American Hospital Association, D.C.
“We are entering a transformative era of donation and transplantation science,” said Stuart and Levan in a joint statement. “We are honored to work with The Alliance to spotlight leading innovative approaches that could revolutionize patient care and dramatically expand the pool of available organs for transplant.”


Virtual event registration is now open for $125 per person. The program is expected to offer continuing education credits. To view the agenda or to register, please visit https://www.organdonationalliance.org/events/2024-national-innovation-forum/.

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