Frequently asked questions about regions
Do I have to register in advance for my regional meeting?
While registering in advance is strongly recommended, you may still register onsite. However, advance registration helps us ensure we have enough meeting materials, seating, and food. You can register in advance on UNOS.
How do I exhibit at a regional meeting, educational forum, or collaborative?
Industry representatives may participate in regional meetings, forums, and collaboratives as exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact your UNOS regional administrator to learn more about exhibitor opportunities and fees and to be included in our exhibitor database.
Can industry representatives attend regional meetings?
Yes, you may attend any regional meeting at the industry supporter rate of $150. Industry representatives are encouraged to register online in advance and should choose the industry supporter category.
Can anyone come to a regional meeting?
Regional meetings are open to the public. We encourage members of the transplant community and the general public to participate and give us feedback on policy proposals. UNOS members and general public members can attend at no cost due to the primary focus on OPTN business. There is a $150.00 fee for industry representatives of for-profit companies (pharmaceutical companies, biotech, healthcare related consulting services and business services, etc.).
How does inclement weather affect a regional meeting or forum?
It is extremely rare for an OPTN/UNOS regional meeting to be cancelled. Because meetings must occur during the public comment period, they cannot be rescheduled. However, contingency plans are in place to ensure attendees can participate during severe weather events. If a regional administrator makes any changes to a regional meeting, the region will be notified by email.
How do I find out when regional meetings and forums/collaboratives take place?
How do I get my name added to the mailing list for regional events?
How do I make a change to key personnel or program status change at my OPO or transplant hospital?
I think it is important to be engaged in the process of guiding and shaping our transplant system. It is critical for all centers to be active in attending regional meetings and learning from our colleagues.
Nancy Metzler, Transplant Administrator, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York