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Region 1 Meeting Heung Bae Kim, MD Regional Councillor
Discuss regional business Provide updates on OPTN/UNOS committee activities and projects Discuss and comment on proposed policies and bylaws Purpose of Regional Meeting
Summary of spring 2014 regional meeting Updated summary of fall 2013 regional meeting Includes sponsoring committee’s response to regional comments Board action on each proposal Regional Business
Tentative spring meeting date: March 2, 2015 New Policy Development Calendar Allow for a 6 month period between Board meetings Shorten public comment to 60 days (currently 90 days) Spring 2015 public comment period/regional meeting cycle: late January - late March Fall 2015: mid-August - mid-October Regional Business
What this means for members: Timing of regional meeting cycles will change Spring public comment proposals will be reviewed by the Board in June (versus November) Fall public comment proposals will be reviewed by the Board in December (versus the following June) Regional Business
Nomination process is closed Nominations reviewed by regional nominating committee Regional recommendations considered by OPTN/UNOS President-Elect Appointments in April for terms beginning July 1 OPTN/UNOS Committee Nominations
Fall meeting agenda 18 public comment proposals 10 committee updates, some requiring regional discussion Utilize non-discussion agenda format Divide agenda into two sections, discussion and non- discussion Regional Meeting Agenda
Discussion agenda format is the same as previous meetings 11 public comment proposals Presentation Discussion Regional Vote 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 Add any requests received Proposals will be voted on today, but not presented or discussed Proposals presented and discussed during national webinars Non-Discussion Agenda
Proposal to Convert KPD Contact Responsibilities and Donor Pre-Select Requirements from the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program Operational Guidelines into OPTN Policy (Kidney Committee) Clarification of Multi-Organ Policies (Policy Oversight Committee) Proposal to Automatically Transfer Pediatric Classification for Registered Liver Candidates Turning 18 (Pediatric Committee) Proposal to Collect Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Data upon Waitlist Removal for Lung Candidates(Thoracic Transplantation Committee) Proposal to Reduce the Reporting Requirements for the Deceased Donor Registration Form(OPO Committee) Non-Discussion Proposals: Vote You have the option to abstain from voting if you haven’t reviewed the proposals
Two webinars held to present and discuss 5 proposals on non-discussion agenda Presentation located on Transplant Pro website: http://transplantpro.org/community/regions/ http://transplantpro.org/community/regions/ National Webinar
Two public comment proposals - presented during national webinars First webinar held in October 2 nd webinar: November 6 th at 2:00pm Eastern Time Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6977137213 165360897 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6977137213 165360897 Update on VCA Committee’s activities presented today VCA Webinars
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 Proposals
Contact Regional Representatives http://transplantpro.org/region-1-fall-2014-meeting/ http://transplantpro.org/region-1-fall-2014-meeting/ Submit public comment online OPTN website: http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/governance/public- comment/ http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/governance/public- comment/ Public Comment Opportunities
The presentations shared today are located online: Navigate to: http://transplantpro.org/community/regions/ and find the link to your region listed in the 2014 fall 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 Regional Meeting Materials – online!
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