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Transplant Management Forum

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

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.

Introducing: TMF 2022 On-Demand

Recorded 2022 TMF sessions are now available through UNOS Connect.
TMF On-Demand is available to those who attended TMF and those who did not.

Contact us to learn more and register

2023 details

A look back: 2022 details

Sponsor/Exhibitor enrollment and booth selection for TMF 2023 is open.

Secure your organization’s TMF 2023 booth and sponsorship package today by visiting our online enrollment portal.

Enroll today

Questions?

Meet our 2022 sponsors and our exhibitors

Call for 2023 TMF Abstracts

The UNOS Transplant Management Forum Planning Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2023 forum in Denver, Colorado.

Learn more

Increasing collaboration.

Expanding knowledge.

“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

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

2022

Jennifer Milton at podium accepting Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration / Quality Award

Jennifer Milton, BSN, CCTC, MBA

Executive Director, University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center, TX

Watch award presentation

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for UNOS Connect courses

Select sessions from 2020 TMF have been converted to UNOS Connect courses and can be accessed with a UNOS Connect account.

The following courses are available to anyone with a UNOS Connect account. Search for 2020 UNOS Transplant Management Forum Virtual Sessions. You MUST complete all 4 QLT courses and the evaluation to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) (2 nursing contact hours and 2 Category 1 CEPTCs). *Note: If you search and complete the below courses individually, you will not receive CEUs. They must be completed within the 2020 UNOS Transplant Management Forum Virtual Sessions Learning Path to receive credits.

  • QLT132: Updates from the SRTR (60 minutes)
  • QLT134: Improving the Organ Donation Process (8 minutes)
  • QLT135: Processing Kidney Transplant Referrals More Effectively (13 minutes)
  • QLT136: KPD: Match Offer Challenges and Strategies for Better Quality Match (25 minutes)

The following courses are only available to members who have UNet access. Search for 2020 UNOS Transplant Management Forum Virtual Sessions: UNOS Systems. Please access UNOS Connect using your UNet account. You MUST complete both SYS courses and the evaluation to receive CEUs (1 nursing contact hour and 1 Category 1 CEPTC). *Note: If you search and complete the below courses individually, you will not receive CEUs. They must be completed within the 2020 UNOS Transplant Management Forum Virtual Sessions: UNOS Systems Learning Path to receive credits.

  • SYS160: DonorNet Mobile for Transplant Hospitals (30 minutes)
  • SYS161: Answering Questions with the Data Portal (42 minutes)

UNOS TMF Planning Committee

2021-2022

Chair

Nancy Metzler

Transplant Administrator, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Vice Chair

Susan Zylicz

Director, Transplant Administration, Houston Methodist Hospital

 

At Large

Jason Huff

Senior Director, Transplant Services, Children’s Hospital Medical Center

 

Megan Bisek

Clinical Program Manager, Children’s Hospital Colorado

 

Jamie Bucio

Thoracic Procurement Coordinator, University of Chicago Medical Center

 

Michelle James

Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

 

Deonna Taylor

Kidney Transplant Coordinator, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Derek Ginos

Transplant Director, Intermountain Medical Center

 

Travis Watson

Administrative Director, Clinical Operations, Dell Transplant Center – U of TX at Austin Med Center

 

Joshua Gossett

Admin Director-Transplant, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

 

Robert Howey

ED of Reimbursement, University of Miami Health System

 

Melissa Porter

Quality Manager/Program Administrator, North Shore University Hospital/Northwell Health

 

Christine Palms

Director of Tx Services, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

 

Katie Dokus

QA manager, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Bilal Mahmood

OPO, Director Clinical Services, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Heidi Wagenhauser

OPO, Manager Transplant Center & Partner Development, Southwest Transplant Alliance

UNOS TMF sponsorship opportunities

Sponsors for the UNOS Transplant Management Forum engage an audience of active members of the transplant community. We welcome your partnership and gratefully acknowledge our 2022 sponsors for their support.

If interested in sponsoring, or exhibiting, please contact Cecile.

UNOS TMF 2022 sponsors

Diamond

CareDx

Platinum

Trinity Medical Solutions

TransMedics logo

Gold

All Call Nursing logo

eurofins Transplant Genomics

logo Lung Bioengineering

Silver

Stanford Children's Health

MediGO

One Lambda logo
Takeda logo

logo for Transplant Coordinators of America

Bronze

Logo Cigna
logo Cincinnati Children's

Logo for Cleveland Clinic

Guidry and East LLC logo

HCA Healthcare logo

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Sanofi
logo Specialist Direct

Welcome reception

Banner University Medicine

The welcome reception is presented by Banner University Medical Center with additional support from Donor Network of Arizona, Donor Network West, Nevada Donor Network, and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Please note: UNOS does not rent, share or sell your attendee contact information to third parties to distribute or sell any lists for the event. Please do not engage with, acquire or purchase lists from any company claiming to have use of UNOS’ event database, attendees or contact information.

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