The American Society of Transplantation (AST) is committed to improving life by advancing the field of transplantation. Founded in 1982, AST is an organization of more than 4,000 professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation. The society is the largest transplant organization in North America and is recognized as the premier society for transplantation. AST members are sought out as transplant experts and advocates. Other transplant organizations, policy makers, regulatory agencies, payors, academic institutions, and the general public look to AST for guidance, research, and resources related to transplantation.
Verici Dx is proud to partner with AST in support of their dedication and commitment as a leader in improving patient care through advancement in the transplantation field.
Verici Dx CEO, Sara Barrington, spends some time with AST's Past President, Richard Formica, to discuss their goals in the next few years and innovation that AST has strived to achieve.
INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPLANTATION
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING?
HOW ARE YOU REACHING YOUR TARGET AUDIENCES?
HOW DOES EDUCATION SHAPE YOUR SECTOR?
HOW DO YOU SEE RESEARCH BEING SUPPORTED?
WHAT DOES AST WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS?
WILL TELEHEALTH BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION?
HOW CAN COMMERCIAL ENTITIES ASSIST YOUR WORK?
HOW DO YOU SEE INNOVATION IMPACTING THIS SECTOR?
With over 30,000 organs transplanted each year1 in the US, the rapid breakthroughs within the science of transplantation have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. These advances would not have been possible without significant investments in medical research.
Since 1995, AST has been committed to supporting scientists and clinicians in clinical, translational, and basic research in solid organ transplantation. A primary focus has been in awarding career development grants to young investigators. 88% of former AST-supported researchers stayed involved in transplant research.
The AST Research Network aims to help researchers develop a new generation of medications that are safer and more effective, develop new tests to help doctors optimize medication therapy for each individual patient, and eliminate the chance that a recipient’s body will reject an organ.
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