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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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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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Transplant Ethics CEUs

Responding to requests from membership for more continuing education units (CEUs), the Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW) has collaborated with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to offer social work credits for a transplant ethics series. The Heart of the Matter is a 10-session UNOS

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Online Access to Progress in Transplantation

A subscription to Progress in Transplantation is one of the perks of membership in the Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW). Printed journals are mailed to members four times a year (March, June, September & December). Members also have access to the online version of the journal

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ISHLT Consensus Project

Kay Kendall and Laurie McDonald, past presidents of the Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW), are hard at work on an International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) consensus project. Kendall serves on the Leader Committee and both Kendall and McDonald are involved in one of three

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Dugan and Fisher Win STSW Awards

Molly Dugan and Mary Fisher won prestigious awards from the Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW) at its 2016 conference in San Diego, California. Each year the Society recognizes two social workers for significant contributions to the transplant field. Dugan is relatively new to transplant social work, but

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STSW Survey Results

Curious about how other social workers’ opportunities and responsibilities compare to yours? Wondering if your salary is reflective of the market? Check out the results from the 2016 STSW Survey.

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STSW Represented on NLDAC Advisory Group

Barrett Gray was chosen to represent STSW on the National Living Donor Assistance Center’s Advisory Group.  He attended their annual meeting in Arlington, VA and felt he was able to offer a helpful perspective to the discussion.

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2017 Conference Exhibitors