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November, 2022

November 15, 2022
On November 15, 2022, AST, ASTS, and ISHLT posted a joint statement on COVID-19 vaccination in transplant recipients and candidates. To view the statement, click here.
November 03, 2022
The AST is seeking experienced and knowledgeable people to fill available positions on several of its committees. Volunteers who serve on these committees make crucial decisions that shape AST’s mission of promoting scientific initiatives, fostering professional education, and improving patient care. Diversity in our leadership is essential to the continued success of the Society. Diversity is considered through many lenses, including expertise and skills, specialty, location, and cultural, racial, and ethnic demographics. These elements are important for the AST to maintain its commitment... Read More...

September, 2022

September 28, 2022
  The Critical Path Institute’s Transplant Therapeutics Consortium (TTC), the American Society of Transplantation (AST), and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) are pleased to announce the following recipients receiving the 2022 TTC Data Trailblazer Award. This award is bestowed on individuals who demonstrated a commitment to sharing anonymized patient-level data, helping with analyses, and providing oversight to support the regulatory qualification of the iBox Scoring System. The most pressing needs in the field of kidney transplant drug development can only be met through... Read More...

August, 2022

August 31, 2022
The new Recommendations for Use of Maintenance Immunosuppression in Solid Organ Transplantation have been endorsed by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Society of Transplantation, and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Uninterrupted access to immunosuppression is paramount to minimize rejection and maintain organ and patient survival. However, lack of a standardized approach to maintenance immunosuppression management results in significant heterogeneity in patient care plans and limited access to necessary medications. A multidisciplinary... Read More...
August 31, 2022
The new Recommendations for Use of Maintenance Immunosuppression in Solid Organ Transplantation have been endorsed by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Society of Transplantation, and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Uninterrupted access to immunosuppression is paramount to minimize rejection and maintain organ and patient survival. However, lack of a standardized approach to maintenance immunosuppression management results in significant heterogeneity in patient care plans and limited access to necessary medications. A multidisciplinary... Read More...
August 10, 2022
It’s been 4 years since the transplant community was able to be together in person at the Transplant Games of America and AST was excited to finally be together again with recipients, donor families, caregivers, living donors, and those awaiting transplant in San Diego, California. From July 28-August 3, AST shared educational information from our Power2Save initiative, which is dedicated to increasing public awareness surrounding organ transplantation. We educated the community with three different workshops, generously sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals... Read More...
August 05, 2022
The AST has released a resource to inform the transplant community of the potential risk caused by monkeypox to our transplant patients. This resource will be updated when more information about Monkeypox becomes available. Learn more about Monkeypox

July, 2022

July 21, 2022
Elsevier partners with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation to publish American Journal of Transplantation Collaboration signifies strong commitment by all stakeholders to maintain the journal’s high standards and expand its global prominence. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, are delighted to announce a new partnership to publish the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT). The journal will also offer... Read More...
July 08, 2022
  During the 2022 American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Boston, MA, the AST held the inaugural Living Donor Circle of Excellence Reception, which honored living donors and the companies that offer paid leave to employees who choose to become living donors. During the event, the AST presented awards to the Circle of Excellence Founding Partner, UnitedHealth Group, and to its Strategic Partners, the National Kidney Foundation, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Transplantation. Launched in 2020, the Living Donor... Read More...

June, 2022

June 26, 2022
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) is a diverse organization dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, organ donation, and service to the community through a lens of equity and inclusion. We are committed to supporting and guiding our patients and health care providers through all aspects of pre- and post-transplant care, including reproductive care. We provide this statement primarily to protect the health of our patients. On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the Roe vs. Wade US Supreme... Read More...

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