UNOS Primer: Building on Basics

Richmond, Virginia
Monday, October 27, 2014

This popular annual conference is designed to provide specialized training and education to transplant center and organ procurement organization professionals across the nation.


Please click on the session name to access the copy of that presentation.  If the session name is not linked, we do not currently have a copy of that presentation.

Plenary Sessions -
Building on Basics: Laying the Foundation - Brian Shepard, B.S., UNOS Chief Executive Officer

Plenary Session Question and Answers

Organ Allocation: How It Really Works - Lori Gore, B.A., Organ Placement Specialist

Interactive Track Session  - Sorted by alphabetical order.

Compliance Toolbox for OPOs - Margaret Kearns, RN, B.S., OPO Site Surveyor & Jamie Footman, B.S., Quality Assurance Analyst
Handout One, Handout Two, Handout Three

Demystifying OPO Performance Reviews
Sharon Shepherd, J.D., M.S.N., RN, Transplant Systems Performance Manager

Demystifying Transplant Program Performance Reviews - Robyn Zernhelt, B.S., Performance Analyst

DonorNet® for OPOs: The Basics…and More - Fred Mehlbrech, B.S., Product Management Manager

How to Find Systems and UNetSM Resources: Inquiring Minds Want to Know - Christine Morris, IT Customer Support Manager & Andrea Loyd, A.S., B.S., Service Desk Specialist & Dean Wilson, B.S., Service Desk Specialist

How Transplant Policies are Born - James Alcorn, J.D., B.A., Director of Policy & Susan Tlusty, B.A., Policy Analyst

Living Donation Updates & KPD Program: Path from Pilot to Permanence - Lee Bolton, B.S., M.S.N., ACNP-BC, Policy Analyst & Liz Robbins Callahan, Esq., Policy Analyst

Living Donor Site Survey and Beyond - Sheran Goodman, M.S.W., Site Surveyor & Beth Overacre, M.S.W., Site Surveyor
Handout One

MPSC Top Violations - OPOs - Ann-Marie Leary, Compliance Operations Analyst & Betsy Coleburn, M.S., Compliance Operations Analyst

MPSC Top Violations - TXCs - Ann-Marie Leary, Compliance Operations Analyst & Betsy Coleburn, M.S., Compliance Operations Analyst

Patient Safety Incident Handling - Kate Breitbeil, MS Ed., Safety Analyst

PHS Guideline: What Does It Mean and What Do I Do? - Shandie Covington, B.S., Policy Manager and DTAC Liaison

The New Kidney Allocation System is (Nearly!) Here: Are You Ready? - Gena Boyle, M.P.A., Policy Manager and Kidney Committee Liaison & Darren Stewart, M.S., Biostatistician and Sr. Performance Analyst
Handout One, Handout Two, Handout Three, Handout Four

TIEDI® Forms: Live Long and Prosper - Tara Taylor, Certified Master BPMP, Product Manager

Transplant Recipient Site Survey and Beyond
- Leslee Garland, B.S., RN, Site Surveyor & Robert Patterson, RN, B.S.N., Site Surveyor & Susan Duerksen, RN, M.S.N., Site Surveyor

WaitlistSM and TIEDI® Reports - Tara Taylor, Certified Master BPMP, Product Manager

What to Expect During a Site Survey for OPOs: Beyond the Basics - Rebecca Smith, RN, B.S.N., Site Surveyor
Handout One, Handout Two, Handout Three


Contact Information

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    UNOS Meeting Partners

    700 North 4th Street

    Richmond, VA  23219

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