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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UPDATE: Registration for this event is currently at capacity. If you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please click the button below and fill out the form.

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SAVE THE DATE: March 21, 2023 | Gift of Life Institute – Philadelphia, PA

Join 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 will include the many different perspectives on NRP, and will 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.

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Registration cost is $590 per participant. Participation is limited to the following:

  • Platinum Circle Partners: 3 representatives per organization
  • Gold Circle Partners: 2 representatives per organization
  • Silver Circle Partners: 1 representative per organization
  • Non-Partner Organizations: 1 representative per organization

The intention for this is to gather a diverse group of participants from organizations across the country to engage in this discussion.

A pre-event reception will be held on the evening of Monday, March 20, 2023 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Gift of Life Donor Program. Please indicate your plans to attend in your event registration.

There is not an official host hotel or room block for this event. The following hotels are conveniently located within an accessible distance of Gift of Life Institute:

Independence Park Hotel
235 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
400 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Amit Mathur
MD, MS, FACSMayo Clinic School of Medicine
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Bradley Adams
JD, CPASouthwest Transplant Alliance
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John Edwards
RN, RRT, CPTCGift of Life Donor Program
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Theresa Daly
Gift of Life Institute
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Howard M. Nathan
Gift of Life Donor Program, PA
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JDNYU 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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Special Thanks to our Contributing Sponsors:

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