National Critical

Issues Forum

The Alliance National Critical Issues Forum is a 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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On March 21, 2023, representatives from across the donation and transplantation community of practice for a specialized one-day summit on the evolving state of normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) with respect to thoracic and abdominal organs. This collaborative summit featured the many different perspectives on NRP, and was be a fast-paced exploration of legal, ethical, financial and clinical aspects, as well as the impacts to donor management and hospital relationships. The Alliance is not an advocacy organization and always intends to maintain an objective and unbiased perspective.

The intention of this meeting is to gather a diverse group of participants from organizations across the country to engage in collaborative, valuable and productive discussion. Attendance is strongly recommended for, but not limited to:

  • Senior OPO and Transplant Leaders
  • Medical Directors
  • Transplant Surgeons & Physicians
  • Clinical Operations Leaders
  • Legal & Ethics Leaders
  • Critical Care Physicians & Leaders
  • Industry Partners

Nursing: The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 6.50 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 6.50 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.

Jointly Accredited Provider PNGCME: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Organ Donation Alliance.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Amit Mathur
MD, MS, FACSMayo Clinic School of Medicine
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Bradley Adams
JD, CPASouthwest Transplant Alliance
John Edwards
RN, RRT, CPTCGift of Life Donor Program
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Theresa Daly
BS, MSGift of Life Institute
Howard Nathan
Howard M. Nathan
Gift of Life Institute
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Brendan Parent
JDNew York University Langone Health
Jeffrey Trageser
Jeffrey Trageser
MSN, RN, CPTCLifesharing
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Anji Wall
MD, PhD.Baylor Simmons Transplant Institute

Special Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:

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NORA, The Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance works with OPOs and Transplant Centers throughout the country to provide the perfect “One Call Solution” for Air and Ground Organ Recovery Transportation. Efficiency, attention to details, understanding critical time management, budget constraints and the importance of your program to the community makes NORA the perfect addition to the Organ Procurement process.

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