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Town Hall Question and Answer Session on the new kidney allocation system

Register now for an October 23 town hall for transplant professionals on upcoming changes to the OPTN kidney allocation system. The session will be held from 2-3 p.m. (EDT) and a panel of subject matter experts will be available to answer questions.

View materials to help you prepare for implementation of new kidney allocation system on December 4, 2014.


In November 2013, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved policy to substantially revise the kidney allocation system. The goals of the new system are to enhance the long-term benefit of kidney transplantation, make better use of available kidneys, and increase transplant opportunities for hard-to-match candidates. This webinar will provide basic information to prepare transplant professionals for implementation of the new policy requirements.

Subject Matter Experts
Richard Formica, Jr., MD
(speaker and panelist)
Chairman, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
Associate Professor of Medicine – Surgery, Nephrology at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Mark Aeder, MD (speaker and panelist)
Vice Chairman, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant at University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Patricia McDonough, RN, CPTC, CCTC (speaker and panelist)
At Large representative, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
Clinical Coordinator at Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY

Angela Marquez, MHA (speaker and panelist)
Region 1 representative, OPTN/UNOS Transplant Administrators Committee
Administrative Director at Massachussetts General Hospital – Transplant Centers and Surgery,Boston, MA

Dolly Tyan, PhD (speaker and panelist)
At Large representative, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
Director, HLA and Immunogenetics Lab, Stanford University HLA Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA

Rachael Wong, PhD (speaker and panelist)
At Large kidney recipient representative, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
Vice President & COO, Healthcare Association of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

Gena Boyle, MPA (panelist)
Policy Analyst and Liaison, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
Manager, UNOS Policy Department, Richmond, VA

Darren Stewart, MS (panelist)
Research support, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
UNOS Biostatistician, Richmond, VA

Elizabeth Miller, Esq. (panelist)
UNOS Senior Evaluation and Quality Analyst, Richmond, VA

Leslee Garland, B.S., RN (panelist)
UNOS Site Survey Supervisor, Richmond, VA

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