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Transplant Management Forum

TMF 2023 to be in Denver, Colorad0, May 16-18

Registration is now open for TMF 2024

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Join us May 7–9, 2024 at The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. Learn more about the venue and hotel booking.

Attendee registration fee: $1,100

Attendee fee includes breakfast and lunch on May 7-8 and breakfast on May 9.

Our room block at the Galt House is now sold out. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown, located 3 blocks away, has been secured as the overflow hotel. Please get in touch with them for room rates.

About the event

Transplant administrators from across the country attend the UNOS Transplant Management Forum each year for its educational sessions and networking opportunities. While many of the sessions are geared to transplant administrators, the forum is also an excellent opportunity for clinical and financial coordinators, social workers, OPO executive directors, physicians and surgeons, to enhance their understanding of how a program operates.

Sessions help to increase collaboration between transplant hospitals and OPOs, and to expand transplant professionals’ knowledge of operations, finances, strategies, and more.

About the venue

We have reserved a block of rooms for our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors at The Galt House Hotel. Make your reservations by Friday, April 12, 2024 to secure the group rate of $215.00 plus tax per night. To receive the direct booking link for the hotel block, you must be registered for the meeting. Learn more about the hotel and travel.

Please note: The 150th Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 4 in Louisville, KY.  Due to the national nature of this city-wide event, the hotel block rates secured for TMF attendees begin Monday, May 6 (check-in) and end Saturday, May 10 (check-out).

If you would like to extend your stay in Louisville to include the Kentucky Derby dates that precede the 32nd Annual TMF, you must book additional accommodations outside of the TMF hotel block dates. 

Continuing education credits

This activity has been approved by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) to award 16.0 Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators (CEPTCs).

This activity has been approved by the Virginia Nurses Association to award 15.0 contact hours. The Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge our 2024 sponsors for their support.

Meet our sponsors

Meet our exhibitors, abstract and affiliate sponsors



Four TMF 2023 attendees in discussion

Increasing collaboration.

Expanding knowledge.

Two TMF2023 attendees looking at laptop in front of research posters
James Alcorn speaking from the floor during TMF2023

TMF 2024 speakers

TMF 2024 presenter Andrea Tietjen MBA CPA
Andrea Tietjen, MBA, CPA: Transplant finance
TMF 2024 presenter Jennifer Milton, MBA, BSN
Jennifer Milton, MBA, BSN: The OPTN Expeditious Task Force

Awarding excellence

Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration / Quality Award

Honoring individuals for their significant contributions and positive impact on transplant administration.

Learn more / Nominate

Award is graciously sponsored by Guidry & East, LLC


Marian O'Rourke

Marian O’Rourke, RN, CCTC

Director, Quality, Compliance and Outcomes Management

Jackson Health System

UNOS Transplant Management Forum (TMF) 2023

UNOS TMF Planning Committee



Susan Zylicz

VP, Transplant Services, Houston Methodist Hospital


Vice Chair

Jason E. Huff

AVP, Transplant Services, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center



At Large

Dana Blayney

Director, Transplant & Dialysis, HCA Healthcare


Celeste Braly

Director, Quality & Compliance, UW Health Transplant Center


Katie Dokus

Director of Operations, Strong Memorial Hospital, UR Medical Center


Makenzie Finch

Business & Finance Director, Willis-Knighton Medical Center


Joshua E. Gossett

Administrative Director, Transplant, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford


Robert Howey

Senior Director, Toyon Associates, Inc.


Sharon Klarman

Director of Transplantation, Tufts Medical Center


Bilal Mahmood

Director of Clinical Services, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network


Kristy Mastalarz

Organ Placement Services Coordinator, Trinity Medical Solutions


Christine Palms

Director of Transplant Services, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital


Martha Stipsits

Director, Transplant Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Heidi Wagenhauser

Manager, Transplant Center & Partner Development, Southwest Transplant Alliance


Travis L. Watson

Transplant Administrator, Dell Transplant Center, UT at Austin Medical Center

UNOS TMF sponsorship opportunities

Sponsors for the UNOS Transplant Management Forum engage an audience of active leaders in the transplant community. Contact us today for sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at TMF 2024.

UNOS TMF 2024 sponsors




logo eHealth Technologies
Trinity Medical Solutions
U of L Health Trager Transplant Center logo


Logo for DaVita Kidney Care
Guidry and East LLC logo
The Living Bank logo
Stanford Children's Health
Takeda logo

logo for Transplant Coordinators of America


logo for Bridge to Life

Cigna Healthcare Logo

Logo for Cleveland Clinic

Elevance health sponsorship logo

eurofins Transplant Genomics

Gold Standard Preservation TMF Sponsor

Humana Logo

KODA and LifeCenter logo

logo for Paragonix Technologies

ProCure On Demand Logo

logo for Statline

logo for Texas Children's Hospital

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