Transplant Management Forum

Important COVID-19 updates and latest data

UNOS is moving forward with the planning of the 2021 TMF, which will take place April 19-21 in Denver.  A number of the sessions from the 2020 TMF agenda will be updated and carry over to the 2021 agenda. Others will be converted to virtual modules and shared with the community at a later date.

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Call for 2021 TMF Abstracts

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 centers and OPOs, and to expand transplant professionals’ knowledge of operations, finances, strategies, and more.

View 2019 photos 

What you can expect

Learn why transplant administrators find this annual conference so valuable. 


A glimpse of what happens at TMF


What you can expect at the Transplant Management Forum


Valuable learning

Whether you're new to transplant management or have many years' experience, TMF offers insights for everyone

Participant feedback


Benefits of sponsoring and attending the Transplant Management Forum

“TMF is the ONE conference that focuses solely on the wide scope of transplant administration. It is equally relevant to the new administrator as it is for seasoned administrators.”

Nancy Long, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

“I have attended TMF the last five years and wouldn’t miss it—highly informative and time well-spent.”

Jeff Orlowski, LifeShare Transplant Donor Services

Awarding excellence

Hear Brigitte Sullivan, 2019 Heckenkemper recipient, describe the honor as a “lifetime achievement award.” 


Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration Award

2019 Award Winner, Brigitte Sullivan, M.B.A.

Thank you 2020 exhibitors & sponsors!

2020 Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration Award

Ian Jamieson

Ian Jamieson, vice president, Duke Transplant Center, Durham, N.C.

Sponsored by Guidry & East, LLC

Congratulations to all the 2020 TMF winners

Finance category: “Use of Six Sigma to Improve the HLA Billing Process Resulting in Substantial Recovery.”

  • William Maixner, MHA; Luke McKinley, MBA; Adrian Thompson, B.S.; Pamela Kimball, Ph.D.; and Marlon F. Levy, M.D.; of VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center, Richmond, Va.
  • Sponsored by Transplant Management Group, LLC
  • Read all 2020 finance category abstracts 

QAPI and safety category: “Multidisciplinary Response to Donor ABO Discrepancy-Related Adverse Event.”

  • Victoria Hunter, B.S.N, RN-C, CCTC; Arika Hoffman, M.D; Sue Miller, RN, CCTC; Scott Koepsell, M.D., Ph.D; Clifford Miles, M.D; of Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, Neb. Kyle Herber, Live On Nebraska.
  • Sponsored by CareDx
  • Read all 2020 QAPI and safety category abstracts

Clinical, operations and innovation category: “Changing Post-Transplant Care with Telemedicine.”

Strategy and marketing category: “Increasing Patient Referrals for Transplant Through a Combined Outreach/Referral/Scheduling Coordinator Position.”

Regulatory category: “Improving Regulatory Readiness Through a Compliance Dashboard.”

Best of the Best abstract: “Early Extubation in Liver Transplant Patients.”

  • Scott Bennett, M.S; Zachary Davis, B.S.N, RN; Bailor Hardman, M.D.; Keith Murray, B.S.N, RN, CCRN-K; Susan Neill-Fogus, B.S.N, RN; Chen Shi, M.D.; Leonor Sosa, RN, APRN, AGACNP-BC; Parsia Vagefi, M.D.; of UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
  • Sponsored by Transplant Administration and Quality Management Community of Practice
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