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Region 4 Meeting. Marlon F. Levy, MD Regional Councillor. Purpose of Regional Meeting. Discuss regional business Provide updates on OPTN/UNOS committee activities and projects Discuss and comment on proposed policies and bylaws. Regional Business.

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Region 4 meeting

Region 4 Meeting

Marlon F. Levy, MD

Regional Councillor

Purpose of regional meeting
Purpose of Regional Meeting

  • Discuss regional business

  • Provide updates on OPTN/UNOS committee activities and projects

  • Discuss and comment on proposed policies and bylaws

Regional business
Regional Business

  • Fall meeting date

  • Summary of fall 2013 regional meeting

    • Vote

  • Updated summary of spring 2013 regional meeting

    • Includes sponsoring committee’s response to regional comments

    • Board action on each proposal

Regional business1
Regional Business

  • Committee appointment status

    • Regional Nominating Committee recommendations

    • Final appointments

    • Notification

Regional election results
Regional Election Results

  • Associate Councillor election results – Dr. Adam Bingaman’s term will begin July 1st

  • Dr. Kenneth Washburn will serve as Councillor 7/2014-6/2016

Regional election results1
Regional Election Results

Ethics – Jorge Marrero, MD, MS

Living Donor – GiulianoTesta, MD, MBA

Minority Affairs – Angela Carlton, BSN, RN, CPTC (term began in February)

Thoracic – Mark Drazner, MD, MSc

Transplant Administrators – Susan Zylicz, MHA, BSN, RN, CCTC

Transplant Coordinators – Sarah Nicholas, BSN, RN, CCTC

Update on optn unos activities
Update on OPTN/UNOS Activities

  • Presentation from OPTN/UNOS leadership

  • Committee reports presented by regional representatives

    • Regional feedback is provided to each committee

Regional meeting agenda
Regional Meeting Agenda

  • Regional Councillors and Administrators reviewed spring meeting agenda

    • 17 public comment proposals

    • 11 committee updates, some requiring regional discussion

  • Problem: large amount of material to cover during one meeting

  • Solution: Divide agenda into two sections, discussion and non-discussion

Discussion agenda
Discussion Agenda

  • Discussion agenda format is the same as previous meetings

  • 12 public comment proposals

    • Presentation

    • Discussion

    • Regional Vote

Non discussion agenda
Non-Discussion Agenda

  • Includes proposals anticipated to have a lower impact on the community

  • Region was offered an opportunity to request that a proposal(s) be placed on the discussion agenda

  • Proposals will be voted on today, but not presented or discussed

  • Proposals were presented and discussed during national webinars

National webinar
National Webinar

  • Two webinars were held to present and discuss 5 proposals on non-discussion agenda

  • Information on Transplant Pro website:

Non-Discussion Proposals: VoteYou have the option to abstain from voting if you don’t have knowledge of the proposals listed below

  • Proposal to Require the Collection of Serum Lipase for Pancreas Donors (Pancreas Transplantation Committee)

  • Proposal to Require the Reporting of Aborted Living Donor Organ Recovery Procedures (Living Donor Committee)

  • Proposal to Clarify Data Submission and Documentation Requirements (Membership and Professional Standards Committee (Membership and Professional Standards Committee)

  • Proposed ABO Subtyping Consistency Policy Modifications (Operations and Safety Committee)

  • Proposal to Allow Non-substantive Changes to the OPTN Policies and Bylaws (Policy Oversight Committee)

Public comment proposals
Public Comment Proposals

  • Public comment booklets on each table

  • All attendees may discuss and provide feedback

  • Each OPTN/UNOS member institution has one voting representative

  • Sponsoring committee considers regional feedback in development of final proposal

  • Board receives all public comment

  • Your feedback is important!

Public comment opportunities
Public Comment Opportunities

  • Contact Regional Representatives


  • Submit public comment online

    • OPTN website:

Regional meeting materials online
Regional Meeting Materials – online!

  • The presentations shared today are located online:

    • Navigate to: and find the link to your region listed in the 2014 spring meeting schedule

    • Make sure to review the presentations that weren’t presented today

  • Additional information available on this website including:

    • Meeting agenda and summaries

    • Data

    • Links to various OPTN resources