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Regional Meetings

Regional Meetings

Regional meetings are held twice each year during the winter and summer public comment periods. Regional meetings are an opportunity to influence policy proposals, prepare for upcoming changes, and hear perspectives from the transplant community about improvements to organ allocation. Here's what you can expect at regional meetings New to the public comment process? Learn more here.

The safety of our members is a top priority. Because of COVID-19 health concerns, all Winter 2021 regional meetings will be held virtually. Registration details will be available soon on each region's page.

For details about winter 2021 public comment visit the public comment webpage.

Winter 2021 Virtual Regional Meetings

Region 1 - Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Region 2 - Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Region 3 - Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Region 4 - Thursday, January 28, 2021

Region 5 - Thursday, February 11, 2021

Region 6 - Thursday, February 4, 2021

Region 7 - Thursday, March 4, 2021

Region 8 - Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Region 9 - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Region 10 - Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Region 11 - Tuesday, March 9, 20201

Public Comment Educational Resources

The summer 2020 public comment period is now closed. You can view educational videos and presentations about the proposals 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



Operations and Safety Committee

Liver (All Regions except Region 8)

Liver (Region 8)


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


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