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Region 5 meeting

  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023
  • Las Vegas, NV

Meeting registration now open:

OPTN Region 5

Region 5 Collaborative

Regional profile

Regional Councillor

Mark L. Barr, MD

Keck Hospital of USC



OPTN Board of Directors

Committee members


OPTN regional data

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OPTN Regional Review

Help us analyze and shape the future of OPTN regions.

UNOS Region 5 Collaborative – Winter 2023

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The UNOS Region 5 Collaborative is a daylong forum organized by members of the region. Teams will share their unique expertise, research and experiences with each other in a coordinated, collective and innovative environment.

Where: Horseshoe Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s Las Vegas), 3645 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

This is an in-person only event. Attendance is limited to UNOS members (transplant hospitals, OPOs and histo labs only), speakers and sponsor representatives.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (tentative)

Registration and Networking Breakfast begin at 8 a.m.

Registration fee: Received on or before Friday, Jan. 27 – $200, received after Friday, Jan. 27 – $300

Breakfast and lunch provided.

Hotel reservations: There is a room block for meeting attendees at Bally’s Las Vegas. Make your reservations by Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023  to receive the group rate of $39.00 plus taxes and $25.00 resort fee per night. Booking link coming soon.

Agenda highlights:

Topics subject to change. Full agenda with additional details available soon.

  • Multiple sessions on DCD/NRP from start to finish
  • Coordinator retention
  • Living donor wellness
  • Soft skills and communication skills for OPOs and transplant centers
  • OR time coordination
  • Increase in donor derived TB

UNOS Region 5 Collaborative – Winter 2023 is generously supported by Organ Recovery Systems, Trinity Medical Solutions, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc, CareDx, CompuMed, Inc., and Specialist Direct. The reception is presented by Nevada Donor Network.

UNOS maintains a distinct separation between UNOS private and OPTN events. The UNOS Region 5 Collaborative is a UNOS private event and sponsorship does not carry over to the OPTN Region 5 Meeting.

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Nevada Donor Network #DonateLife
Trinity Medical Solutions
Veloxis logo
CareDx logo
CompuMed logo
Specialist Direct logo


Review presentations, summaries and other documents from past regional meetings:

Summer 2022 Collaborative presentations

The UNOS Region 5 Collaborative was a daylong forum (Aug. 24, 2022) organized by members of the region. Teams shared their unique expertise, research and experiences with each other in a coordinated, collective, and innovative environment. See presentation slides.


  • COVID-19 Update
  • CMS Final Rule
  • NRP Heart and Liver
  • UCSF Living Donor Advocate PDSA
  • DEI Update/Ongoing Work
Winter 2021 Collaborative presentations
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