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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