National Critical

Issues Forum

The Alliance National Critical Issues Forum is a biennial event which convenes current and emerging hospital system, transplant, OPO, and physician/surgical leaders to convene for a collaborative discussion, identifying strategies for increasing organ donation and transplantation.

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The 2022 National Critical Issues Forum, held September 15-16, 2022 in Orlando, convened current and emerging leaders to explore the regulatory shifts, economic challenges, staffing pressures, and our need to incorporate novel technical innovations into organ donation and transplantation practices. A principal objective of this forum was to provide participants with the necessary skills to turn challenges into opportunities and adverse or challenging environments into performance improvement endeavors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize opportunities to create positive change and the strategies associated with performance improvement.
  • Develop strategies that lead to organizational success with respect to finance, access, and logistics.
  • Identify and implement effective and resilient processes associated with sustained development and optimal performance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the continuous distribution model and the resulting impact on internal and external practices.
  • Describe the evolution of technological innovation in DCD recoveries, perfusion technologies, and other advanced solutions to identify how best to incorporate these innovations into organizational practice.

The National Critical Issues Forum is recommended for professionals who play a role in the organ donation and/or transplantation workflow, including but not limited to:

  • Transplant Administrators & Senior Leaders
  • OPO CEOs and Senior Leadership (especially Chief Operations Officers)
  • Organ Procurement Professionals
  • OPO Medical Directors
  • Transplant Surgeons & Senior Care Teams
  • Intensivists
  • Acute Care Surgeons
  • Hospitalists
  • Palliative Care Physicians
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical Technology & Logistics Experts

Nursing: The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 11.0 hours of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117. No partial credits will be awarded. CE credit will be issued upon request within 30 days post-forum.

CEPTC: The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance will be offering 11.0 Category I CEPTC credits from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of the event.

CME: AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AdventHealth Tampa designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All faculty members and planners participating in CME activities provided by AdventHealth Tampa are required to disclose any actual or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation to the audience. Neither the planners nor the presenters of this activity have disclosed any conflicts of interest related to this activity. Continuing Education credits will be awarded upon completion of your post-event evaluation. Evaluations will be distributed by email following the National Critical Issues Forum.

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Richard Gilroy
Richard K. Gilroy
MDIntermountain Medical Center, UT
Rich Hasz
Richard Hasz
Gift of Life Donor Program
Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster
American Hospital Association, D.C.
Jon Snyder
Jon Snyder
PhD, MSHennepin Healthcare Research Institute
John Magee
John Magee
MDUniversity of Michigan
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Janice Whaley
MPH, CPTC, CTBSDonor Network West

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