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Liver public forum: final agenda and presentations available

The OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee held an educational forum on June 22, 2015, to seek additional public input on concepts intended to increase equity in access to liver transplantation. View the forum agenda. These slides are from the presentations delivered during the forum.

Welcome Address

A Disparity Does Exist

Increasing Liver Donation and Utilization

Federal Support for Organ Donation

Mathematical Methods to Reduce Geographic Disparities in Organ Availability

SRTR Presentations

Principles for Robust System Design in Allocation Modeling

The Committee’s Responses to Redistricting

Metrics of Disparity and Optimization of Distribution

Geographic Disparities in Liver Transplantation: How Current Metrics May Fail to Address the Disparity

Logistics and Transportation

Finances of Broader Sharing

How to Reform Liver Allocation and Distribution

Advance registration is required to attend the forum in person. Register now. Lunch will be provided as part of the forum for $20 per attendee.

Attendees must cover their own travel and lodging expenses; however, a special reservation rate is available at the hotel by specifying group name “OPTN/UNOS Liver Forum.” Call the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel at 877-868-9134 for reservations.

The forum will also be available for live webinar participation. Register to participate by webinar.

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