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OPTN Fall 2019 Public Comment Cycle

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Shared from our friends at OPTN/UNOS:
The OPTN’s fall 2019 public comment cycle starts August 2, 2019 and ends October 2, 2019.

Proposals will be posted on the OPTN website beginning August 2, 2019: https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/governance/public-comment/

OPTN/UNOS invites you to submit feedback on the proposals suggested below no later than October 2, 2019:

  • Modify Data Submission Policy – Data Advisory Committee
  • Expedited Placement of Livers – Organ Procurement Organization Committee Clarification of Pre-Existing Liver Disease

Other proposals you may be interested in:

  • Clarification of Pre-Existing Liver Disease – Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation  Committee
  • Eliminate the Use of DSA and Region in Kidney Allocation Policy – Kidney Transplantation Committee
  • Eliminate the Use of DSA and Region in Pancreas Allocation  Policy – Pancreas Transplantation Committee
  • Data Collection to Evaluate the Logistical Impact of Broader Distribution – Operations and Safety Committee
  • Modify Appointment Process for the Histocompatibility Vice Chair – Histocompatibility Committee

Public Comment Webinars
The OPTN will be holding 3 webinars to give members unable to attend OPTN regional meetings an opportunity to learn about the proposals out for comment and ask questions of the presenters.  Here is a link to more information about the webinars:  https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/learn/professional-education/

Regional Meetings
Every regional meeting this cycle will have a dedicated liver breakout!
Here is a link to the fall meeting schedule: https://unos.org/community/regions/regional-meetings/

Call for OPTN Committee and Board Nominations
A call for nominations has gone out for OPTN Board of Director and Committee vacancies beginning July 2020.  The deadline to submit nominations is September 30.  If you, or anyone you know, is interested in volunteering with the OPTN you can submit a biography form at the following link: OPTN Get Involved Volunteer update

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