TMF abstracts

Transplant Management Forum 2022 will be in Phoenix

Abstract submissions

Abstract submissions for 2022 are now closed.

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.

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

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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