Events

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Find information on OPTN Board of Directors and committee meetings

Patient webinar

Transplantation Journey webinar series sponsored by CareDx

COVID-19 and transplant: Patient questions answered

Sept. 22: Watch recorded webinar.

Innovations at UNOS

Sept. 23 webinar: Learn about the suite of data and research analytics developed to help the community. Watch recording.

Volunteer

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Apply to serve as a volunteer for the OPTN. Online Volunteer Interest Form due no later than Sept. 30, 2021.

Public comment

Public comment is part of the policy development process

Summer 2021 public comment opened Aug. 3 and will close Sept. 30.

Professional training

UNOS Primer

At UNOS Transplant Management Forum, professionals return year after year to:

  • Increase collaboration between transplant hospitals and OPOs
  • Grow knowledge of operations, finances, strategies, and more.

Upcoming dates and locations

  • 2022 abstracts: Accepting submissions through Nov. 19, 2021. Learn more.
  • 2022 event – April 10-13, Arizona Grand Resort and Spa
  • 2023 event – May 18-21, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

TMF information

UNOS Primer

At UNOS Primer, organ donation and transplant professions network and engage with UNOS staff to learn:

  • How is policy developed and implemented?
  • How do site surveyors monitor compliance?
  • What resources and effective practices are available for transplant professionals?
  • How do I navigate certain reports in UNetSM?

Primer information

Biannual community forums: winter and summer

Regional meetings and public comment

Public comment, a critical forum for national discussion on organ transplant policy, occurs twice each year. Learn more at the overview page on UNOS or OPTN where you can add your voice during open sessions.

Regional meetings, held twice each year during the winter and summer public comment periods, are an opportunity to influence policy proposals, prepare for upcoming changes, and hear perspectives from the transplant community about improvements to organ allocation. Learn more and find dates.

Celebration, awareness, and educational events

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Patient webinars

Watch on-demand webinars about issues that matter to patients and their loved ones.

Transplantation Journey webinar series was made possible by a generous gift from CareDx.

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UNOS Luminaries

Join us for candid, inspiring discussion about improving the organ donation and transplant system. These free, educational fundraisers bring together the organ donation and transplant community, as well as leaders in technology, research and, science to find innovative ways to continuously improve the system and save more lives. Learn more about the things UNOS is doing to increase transplants.

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April is National Donate Life Month

We celebrate organ donation and educate people on UNOS’ work to increase transplants.

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Giving Tuesday

The first Tuesday following Thanksgiving has become a national day of giving. We celebrate #LifeGivingTuesday by encouraging awareness of UNOS’ work to increase transplants.

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National Tree of Life

An annual celebration of the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. A time to pay tribute to donors and their families. And a time to celebrate the lives of recipients across the country. Learn more.

Board of Directors meetings

OPTN Board of Directors meetings

2021

  • Dec. 5-6, Dallas, TX

2022

  • June 26-27, Richmond, VA
  • Dec. 4-5, Dallas, TX

2023

  • June 25-26, Richmond, VA
  • Dec. 3-4, Dallas, TX

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