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Twenty-one studies relating to OPTN topics were presented at the 2020 American Transplant Congress, which is the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. The meeting was held virtually May 30 through June 1.

NOTE: These studies were supported wholly or in part by Health Resources and Services Administration contract HHSH250-2019-00001C. The content is the responsibility of the authors alone and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

Below is a listing of studies, with a link to the abstract of each.

An Early Look at The National Liver Review Board
Authors: Noreen S, Hirose R, Trotter J, Heimbach J.
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Broader Distribution of Kidneys Not Projected to Systematically Favor “Low” Performing OPOs
Authors: Wilk A, Gustafson S, Stewart D, Salkowski N, Zaun D, Snyder J
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Center Effects Substantially Explain Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplants, yet DSA Effects Remain
Authors: Stewart D, Robinson A, Klassen D, Wilk A.
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Concurrent Final Acceptance Associated with Decreased Deceased Donor Liver Utilization
Authors: Robinson A, Shutterly K, Sellers M, Rosendale J, Brockmeier D.
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Donor-Derived Gram-Negative Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: OPTN DTAC Experience, 2012-2018
Authors: Pouch S, Plucinski B, Hoz RLa, Agarwal A, Aslam S, Danziger-Isakov L, Ho S, Levine D, Malinis M, Rana M, Razonable R, Strasfeld L, Michaels M.
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Donor Derived Transmissions 2018: Analysis of the OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC)
Authors: Michaels M, Plucinski B, Ward E, Strasfeld L, Malinis M, Ho C, Danziger-Isakov L, Bucio J, Berry G, Rana M, Marboe C, Aslam S, Razonable R, Pouch S, Marklin GF, Levitsky J, Levine D, Agarwal A, LaHoz R.
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ESRD Risk Prediction for Black vs. White Related Living Kidney Donors
Authors: Wainright J, Robinson A, Wilk A, Klassen D, Cherikh W, Cartwright L, Stewart D. 
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Estimating Opioid-related Deaths from Toxicology Reports
Authors: Martinez C, Zehner AM, Placona A.
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Four Years of KAS: A Pediatric Specific Report
Authors: Foutz J, Smith J, Wilk A, Vakili K, Mazariegos G, Bartosh S.
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Geographic Variation in Characteristics of High-KDPI Donors
Authors: Vece GR, Wilk A, Turgeon N.
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Getting to Yes Faster: Multifactorial Filters To Reduce Unwanted Offers
Authors: Toll A, McGehee H, Rosendale J, Stewart D, McTier R. 
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Impact of the 2015 LAS Revisions on Lung Candidates with Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Authors: Lindblad K, Goff R, Chan K.
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Implications for Facilitated Pancreas Transplant Allocation With The Removal Of Donor Service Area
Authors: Forbes R, Urban R, Fox A, Odorico J, Niederhaus S.
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Is Total Ischemic Time A Measure of OPTN Efficiency? Monitoring the Impact of Lung Allocation Policy on Ischemic Time
Authors: Placona AM, Goff RR, Shay P, Carrico B.
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Measuring and Monitoring Equity in Access to Deceased Donor Lung Transplants among Lung Registrations
Authors: Goff RR, Lease ED, Sweet S, Robinson A, Stewart D.
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Monitoring the Removal of Donation Service Area from Lung Allocation
Authors: Goff RR, Daly R, Lease ED.
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One Year of COIIN Outcomes: Did Cohorts A and B Maintain Graft Survival?
Authors: Foutz J, Carrico RJ, Sisaithong K, Tosoc-Haskell H, Klassen D.
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Pediatric National Liver Review Board: Impact on Children on the Waitlist
Authors: Foutz J, Noreen S, Hsu E, Perito E, Mazariegos G.
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Recipient and Donor Factors Associated with Post-Donation ESRD in Related White LKDs
Authors: Wainright J, Robinson A, Wilk A, Klassen D, Cherikh W, Cartwright L, Stewart D.
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Transplant Center Experiences with Social Media Campaigns for Living Donation
Authors: Booker SE, King L, Spiers J, Hunt H, Schaffer RL.
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Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Waiting List and Transplant Trends in the U.S.
Authors: Wainright J, Wholley C, Cherikh W, Klassen D.
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