As the art and science of transplantation has grown over recent decades, so has the presence of Advanced Practice Providers in Transplant (ATPs). Advanced Transplant Providers are integral members of the transplant team, positively impact the quality of care of transplant patients and are instrumental in the growth of transplant programs. Below are some resources to help support ATPs in their professional development.
ASTS recognizes ATPs’ service to transplant professionals and transplant patients through the ATP Award. This award recognizes the individual for their time and effort dedicated to advancing clinical practice through translation of scientific information, development of standards, and clinical mentoring of the Advanced Transplant Provider. In 2020, 4 Advanced Transplant Provider Research Grants were awarded.
To learn more about ASTS' research grant offerings, please visit the ASTS Foundation grants and eligibility page.
ASTS Advanced Transplant Provider Award
ASTS Associate Members who are Advanced Practice Providers, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Transplant Coordinators, and/or those with equivalent degrees such as Masters or Doctorate, PhD, PharmD, and other specialties and who have not been the ASTS Advanced Transplant Provider award recipient within the last five years are eligible.
The call for recognition awards applications for 2021 opens Monday, August 3, 2020 and closes Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Advanced Transplant Provider Certificate of Educational Achievement
ASTS offers a Certificate of Educational Achievement to Advanced Transplant Providers with a minimum of two years of experience in transplantation.
The program is designed to further your professional growth through a series of educational modules relevant to the various roles of ATPs in transplantation. It is a way to document your experience and knowledge as well as meet the CMS requirements for continued education and training. Visit the ATP Certificate of Educational Achievement page to learn more about the prerequisites and experience requirement.
Advanced Transplant Provider (ATP) Committee
The mission of the ATP Committee is to offer educational and professional development programs for Advanced Transplant Providers to optimize care, enhance the overall patient experience, and strengthen relationships between providers.
Some of the ATP Committee’s accomplishments include:
- ASTS Winter Symposium Advanced Transplant Provider Session
- The Advanced Transplant Provider Award
- Advanced Transplant Provider Research Grant Awards
- The Advanced Transplant Provider Certificate of Educational Achievement
- The Advanced Transplant Provider Compensation survey
- In 2017, the committee conducted a survey to learn more about compensation in the ATP community.