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TMF abstracts

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

Abstract submissions

The UNOS Transplant Management Forum Planning Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2024 forum in Louisville, KY. Members of the UNOS TMF Planning Committee will review your submission based on the guidelines and consider it for oral or poster presentation and for one of the $1,000 Transplant Management Forum Abstract sponsored awards, to be announced at the annual event.

Deadline guidelines

Abstract submissions accepted: August 7 – November 17, 2023*

  • August 7, 2023 – September 29, 2023*
    • Submitted abstracts will be considered for a mini-oral presentation, poster presentation and award
    • If not approved for mini-oral presentation, they will be considered for poster presentation and award only
  • September 30, 2023 – November 17, 2023*
    • Abstracts submitted for poster presentation and award only accepted
  • November 17, 2023*: Final deadline for all abstract submissions

*Abstracts will not be accepted past midnight Eastern Time of the stated deadline.

How to submit

Award-winning TMF abstracts  •  Thank you to our abstract sponsors

Financial Operations

To Pump or Not To Pump — Financial Considerations of Pulsatile Perfusion

  • Andrea Tietjen, MBA, CPA; Marie Morgievich, MS, RN. APN-C, CCTC; Briana Marcantonio, MHA
  • Cooperman (Saint) Barnabas Medical Center
  • Sponsored by Transplant Management Group, LLC

QAPI, Safety and Regulatory

Reimaging the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) — A “Good” RCA?

  • Zeynep Tulu, MS, MEM, CCTC, Jennifer Woo, MD, Christiane Haeffele, MD, Tami Daugherty, MD, Andy Bonham, MD, JW MacArthur, MD, Heather Packard, RN, BSN, MSN, Lupe Hogan, RN, MSN, CCTC, Nichole Cote, RN, MSN, Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD, George Lui, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Sponsored by CareDx

Clinical Operations

Living Donor Process Re-design: Strategies to Improve Living Donor Transplant Opportunities

  • Emily Warren, RN, BSN, Katherine Lemke, MHA, Kristine Hinton, RN, BSN, CCTC, Leza Warnke, RN, BAN, CCTC
  • M Health Fairview
  • Sponsored by StatLine

Strategy, Marketing, and Leadership

Improving access to transplant centers by leveraging advancements in web technology and a contactless dynamic transplant card (dot card)

  • Raul Domrique, MHA; Co-Author: Kelly Dunn, MSN
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s

Advancing Organ Donation

Innovative Partnerships: How donor hospitals and OPOs can collaborate to Increase Early and Effective Referrals for Organ Donation

  • Susan Fogus, RN, BSN; John Bedsworth; Scott Bennett, MS; Calli Johnson, BSRC, RCP, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, LSSBB; Madhukar S. Patel MD, MBA, ScM; Heather Wigley, BS; Cayley White, MBA
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Sponsored by Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network

Best of the Best

Utilization and Safety Of Covid-19 Positive Allografts In Liver and Kidney Transplantation

  • Jenna N. Whitrock and Ralph C. Quillin, MD
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Sponsored by AST – Transplant Administration and Quality Management Community of Practice

Financial Operations

Transplant Patient Evaluation Education Packets: Why Can’t We Do This Electronically

  • Kelsey Breecher, MPA; Denice Graham, MSL, MBA; Shawn Reyes; Sena Wilson-Sheehan, MA
  • Mayo Clinic/Phoenix, AZ
  • Sponsored by Transplant Management Group, LLC

QAPI, Safety and Regulatory

The CAP Project (Phase 1): A High Volume Transplant Program’s Approach to Reimaging the Journey from Referral to Listing for Kidney Transplant Candidates

  • Anna Mello, MHA, CPHQ; Deborah Adey, MD; Chris Freise, MD; Ryutaro Hirose, MD; Jennifer Kerney, NP; Carolyn Light, MPA
  • University of California San Francisco Health
  • Sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s

Clinical Operations

Hospital Administration Considerations for Implementation of NormothermicRegional Perfusion DCD Heart Transplant Program

  • Amanda Cole RN, BSN, MPH; Kathleen CaweltiRN, BSN; Brandon Jackson BS, CTP; DeepaKurupRN, MSN, MBA; TamraMagee RN, MSN; Victor Pretorius MBChB
  • University of California San Diego Health
  • Sponsored by eHealth Technologies

Strategy, Marketing, and Leadership

Multichannel Communications Strategy to Promote Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Transplant Program While Raising Awareness of Addiction Medicine and Treatment

  • Daniel A. Carrigan, BA; MannejaCordray, BS; Caitlin Winkler, MSN, RN, NE-BC
  • VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center
  • Sponsored by TransMedics

Advancing Organ Donation

Big Needs for the Littlest People – Improving Potential Donor Referral Rates at a Pediatric Hospital

  • Laura Hulse, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CCTC
  • The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
  • Sponsored by Emerging Therapy Solutions

Best of the Best

Lessons Learned from a Clinical Pathway on Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing Heart Transplant

  • Claudia Algaze, MD, MS; Seth Hollander, MD
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
  • Sponsored by AST – Transplant Administration and Quality Management Community of Practice

Financial Operations

Protocol Innovation – Renal Transplantation in Patients with AHUS

  • Marie Morgievich, MS, RN, APN-C, CCTC, Kim Tibaldi, MD, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
  • Category and award sponsored by Transplant Management Group, LLC
  • Read all Financial Operations category abstracts

QAPI, Safety and Regulatory

Utilizing Online Educational Modules and Flowcharts to Improve Organ Check-In and ABO Verification Compliance

  • Lindsay Adamski, MPH, Fauzia K. Butt, MD, FACS, Susie Ceschini, RN, BSN, CNOR, Michelle Carraher, BS, Zakiyah Kadry, MD, FACS, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • Category and award sponsored by CareDx
  • Read all QAPI, Safety and Regulatory category abstracts

Clinical Operations

Innovation Out Of Necessity: Launching an Internal Transplant Mobile Phlebotomy Service to Enhance Patient Safety In The Midst Of Covid-19

Strategy, Marketing, and Leadership

With the New Allocation Change, Should Transplant Centers Start Pumping Kidneys?

  • Yuriy Yushkov, PhD, MBA, CTP, Benjamin Schleich, PhD, MBA, MSISE, CPPS, DSHS, Toni Carrea, CST, AAS, Vikram Wadhera, MD, Michael J. Goldstein, MD, FACS, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
  • Category and award sponsored by XVIVO Perfusion
  • Read all Strategy, Marketing and Leadership category abstracts

Advancing Organ Donation

Launching a National Living Donor Registry

  • Jennifer Milton, BSN, CCTC, MBA, David Fleming, BS, MBA, Karen Headley, BS, Donate Life America, Richmond, VA
  • Category and award sponsored by Emerging Therapy Solutions
  • Read all Advancing Organ Donation category abstracts

Best of the Best

Monitoring Transformation: Minimizing Financial Costs Associated with Surveillance Protocol for HCV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients

  • Marie Morgievich, MS, RN, APN-C, CCTC, Colleen Dowling, RN, MS, APN-C, CCTC, Anup Patel, MD, Mary Collazo, RN, MSN, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
  • Category and award sponsored by AST Tx Administration and Quality Management Community of Practice
  • Read Best of the Best abstract
Category 1-5 and Best of the Best winning abstracts

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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