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Regional Meetings

Summer 2020 Virtual Regional Meetings

We have been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 over the past several months. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. All summer 2020 regional meetings will be held virtually. The virtual format will maintain objectives of in-person meetings by collecting feedback on OPTN projects, as well as, learning about and collecting feedback on policy proposals and other public comment items.

New to regional meetings? Here's what you can expect.

New to the public comment process? View the public comment orientation presentation before your regional meeting.

At a Glance Agenda

Detailed agendas can be found on each region-specific page. All regional meetings will include the below sessions. Check your region’s detailed agenda for exact start and end times as they do vary by region.

Discussion Sessions (1-3)

OPTN Committee Representatives present public comment items on the discussion agenda, followed by open discussion by attendees, and voting (voting representatives only). Committee updates presented by select committees. Check sessions for details. Sessions are not concurrent.

Session 1: approximately 1.25 hours

  • Guidance and Policy Addressing Adult Heart Allocation
  • Guidance Addressing the Use of Pediatric Heart Exceptions
  • Update on the Continuous Distribution of Organs Project
  • Incorporating COVID-19 Related Organ Failure In Candidate Listings

Session 2: approximately 1 hour

  • Further Enhancements to the National Liver Review Board
  • Liver & Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee Update
  • Kidney Transplantation Committee Update

Session 3: approximately 1.25 hours

  • Align OPTN Policy with U.S. Public Health Service Guideline, 2020
  • Modify Living Donation Policy to Include Living VCA Donors
  • Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) Update
  • COVID-19 Emergency Policies and Data Collection

General Session

Leadership sessions and voting results: approximately 2 hours

  • Regional Councillor Update
  • OPTN Update
  • OPTN Regional Review Update
  • Policy Oversight Committee (POC) Update
  • Transplant Technology Advancements and Innovations
  • Announce Regional Votes: Public Comment Items
  • Closing Remarks

Public Comment Educational Resources

View educational videos and presentations about proposals currently available for public comment below. Videos are presented by sponsoring committee chair or vice-chair with a frequently asked questions session at the end of each 15 minute video.

View all public comment documents on the discussion agenda here in the public comment book or view individual public comment documents below.

Public Comment ItemSponsoring CommitteeVideo LinkPresentation Link
Align OPTN Policy with U.S. Public Health Service Guideline, 2020 Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee Video Presentation
Update on the Continuous Distribution of Organs Project Lung Transplantation Video Presentation
Updated Cohort for Calculation of the Lung Allocation Score (LAS) Lung Transplantation Video Presentation
Programming VCA Allocation in UNet Vascularized Composite Allograft Video Presentation
Further Enhancements to the National Liver Review Board Liver and Intestinal Video Presentation
Guidance and Policy Addressing Adult Heart Allocation Heart Transplantation Video Presentation
Modify Data Collection on Living VCA Donors Vascularized Composite Allograft Video Presentation
Guidance Addressing the Use of Pediatric Heart Exceptions Heart Transplantation Video Presentation
Modify Living Donation Policy To Include Living VCA Donors Living Donor Video Presentation
COVID-19 Emergency Policies and Data Collection Executive Committee Video Presentation
Incorporating COVID-19 Related Organ Failure in Candidate Listings Lung Transplantation Video Presentation

Summer 2020 Updates

Executive Update

Membership & Professional Standards Committee

Liver & Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee

Kidney Transplantation Committee

Policy Oversight Committee

2020 OPTN Regional Review

Summer 2019 Committee Updates

Thoracic

Pediatric

Operations and Safety Committee

Liver (All Regions except Region 8)

Liver (Region 8)

Other

National liver review board (NLRB) six-week report (PDF; 7/2019)

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