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Liver Forum Scheduled for April 12, 2010

The Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee is sponsoring a forum to discuss potential options for improving policies for allocation and distribution of deceased donor livers. The forum will be held on April 12 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA and if you aren't able to attend in person, it will be broadcast through Live Meeting and teleconference.

Overall forum goals:

  • Start a new conversation with the community about possibilities for improving liver allocation and distribution.
  • Share information and perspectives on current liver allocation and distribution policies, and potential opportunities for, and challenges associated with, improving patient outcomes (pre-and post-transplant).
  • Get input from the community about possible directions for policy development and what evidence would be important to support any allocation and distribution improvements.
  • Discuss and get input on several concepts for improving patient outcomes.
  • Explore additional research and feedback that will help evaluate any future options.

Each liver transplant program may send up to two representatives. This will allow representatives from OPOs, professional societies, patient groups, and other members of the public to attend. Due to the hotel meeting room space, attendance is limited to 225 attendees.

Register for the forum or make your hotel reservations now *

Breakfast, lunch, and meeting materials will be provided. Attendees must cover their own travel and hotel expenses, however, the hotel has agreed to a rate of $139/night for conference attendees.

Questions? View more details about liver allocation and distribution concepts, e-mail to or contact Ann Harper at (804) 782-4931.