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STSW Mentor Program Is Helping

If you are new to transplant social work or taking on a new organ, we can help!  You likely have a lot of questions. We all did, and we still do. Transplant social work is a specialized field which has continuously changing regulations, ethical dilemmas, resources, therapies, and other

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Join the STSW Board!

If you would like to get more involved in your professional organization, opportunities await! Two STSW elected positions and two appointed positions will be opening soon:  secretary, treasurer, abstracts co-chair and liver transplant member at large. STSW members will elect a new secretary and treasurer at our

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STSW Exhibits at TMF Conference in Orlando

Molly Dugan and Nancy Arnold introduced STSW to transplant administrators from across the country at the Transplant Management Forum (TMF) in Orlando, Florida, in April. STSW secured a premier location in the exhibit hall, getting good exposure to the over 500 attendees of this annual conference, sponsored

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Keep the Applications Coming!

Eleven STSW members recently achieved a new credential. The credentialing committee awarded 10 new Certified Clinical Transplant Social Workers (CCTSW) from April through June, 2017. One Certified Clinical Social Worker-Mechanical Circulatory Support (CCSW-MCS) was awarded to an existing CCTSW. June 2018 is the three-year mark for the

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Scholarships Awarded

STSW granted 19 scholarships for the 2017 annual conference. Scholarship recipients vary by organ focus and geography. A number of first-time attendees won scholarships, which cover the conference registration cost. Help Hope Live and COTA are valued partners of STSW in providing these scholarships.

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ICCAC Seeks Social Worker Members

The International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) is reaching out to mechanical circulatory support (MCS) social workers to join and become active participants in their organization. ICCAC is made up of biomedical engineers, ventricular assist device (VAD) coordinators and other clinicians who are part of the

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A Note from the STSW President

HAPPY SOCIAL WORK MONTH! It’s our month to celebrate and acknowledge the privilege we have to share in the lives of our patients and families, and to make a difference for them.  What a unique career we have chosen! Your Society for Transplant Social Workers has been

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2017 STSW Conference in Arizona

The Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW) conference committee is excited to be hosting the 2017 STSW Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. They are planning an authentic Mexican fiesta and say it’s a celebration you’ll never forget! For the first time, STSW will offer pre-conference sessions that will

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Credentialing

Transplant and mechanical circulatory support (MCS) social workers continue to face barriers to credentialing in a few states due to rules that bar medical social workers from achieving the highest level of licensure. One goal of the Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW) for 2017 is to

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STSW to Exhibit at TMF

Nancy Arnold and Molly Dugan will represent the Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW) at the United Network for Organ Sharing’s annual Transplant Management Forum (TMF) in Orlando, Florida. STSW is exhibiting at the conference to increase manager, director, and administrator awareness of our society. We will

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2017 Conference Exhibitors