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Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation to meet Nov. 13-14.

The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT ACOT Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow
ACOT A Cherry on Top
ACOT American College of Technology (Saint Joseph, MO)
ACOT Atlantic Coast Old Timers
ACoT Associateship of the College of Teachers (UK) 
) announced it will meet on Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14 in Rockville, MD. The meeting will run from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

The meeting agenda will include presentations on the Report on New York State Transplant Council's Committee on Quality Improvement in Living Kidney Donation; Organ Procurement Organization Quality Assessment/Performance; Status of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN OPTN Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
OPTN Operationalizing and Professionalizing the Network
OPTN Option
) Living Donor Follow Up; Risks for Disease Transmission; Factors Affecting Future Donor Potential; Reimbursement and the Changing Nature of the Donor Pool; Projected Growth in End-Stage Renal Disease End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
Total kidney failure; chronic kidney failure is diagnosed as ESRD when kidney function falls to 5-10% of capacity.

Mentioned in: Chronic Kidney Failure

end-stage renal disease 
 and Implications for Future Demand for Kidney Transplants; Economic Impact of Transplantation; and Briefing on OPTN White Paper on Charges for Pancreata Recovered for Islet Transplantation.

In addition, three ACOT work groups will update the full committee on their deliberations on living donor advocacy and post-donation complications, sources of funding for additional data collection, and reducing pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.

Of or relating to pediatrics.
 deaths on the waitlist wait·list  
A waiting list.

tr.v. also wait-list wait·list·ed, wait·list·ing, wait·lists
To put on a waiting list.

A draft of the meeting agenda will be available on October 31 on the following Web site:

The meetings are open to the public; however, seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Because of the full agenda, time for public comment will be limited. A registration form will be available on or about October 15. Registration can be completed electronically at: The completed registration form should be submitted to Professional and Scientific Associates (PSA (Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. ), the logical support contractor for the meeting, by FAX at (703) 234-1701.

Individuals without access to the Internet who wish to register are asked to call Sowjanya Kotakonda with PSA at (703) 234-1737. Individuals with special needs are asked to contact the ACOT Executive Secretary Remy Aronoff by telephone at (301) 443-3300, e-mail: or by writing: the Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services whose goal is to improve access to health care for those without insurance. , 5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 12C-06, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-7577.
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Date:Oct 1, 2008
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