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Free Ethics CEUs

Free Ethics CEUs Members requested more continuing education units (CEUs) and STSW delivered! STSW collaborated with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to offer free social work credits for a transplant ethics series. The Heart of the Matter is a 10-session UNOS ethics webinar series that can

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New Multicultural Page on Website

New Multicultural Page on Website STSW’s multicultural page is now live! The multicultural issues committee addresses cultural diversity issues related to STSW professionals and clients served. Chaired by Gracie Moore-Greene, this committee has put together a list of helpful articles and links to inform and enhance our

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2018 Conference: Call for Abstracts

2018 Conference: Call for Abstracts The 33rd Annual STSW Conference will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A pre-conference and welcome reception will kick it off on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Conference sessions will run Wednesday, September 26 – Friday, September 28, 2018. The program committee has

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STSW Enters 3-Part Collaboration with Dental Lifeline Network

STSW Enters 3-Part Collaboration with Dental Lifeline Network The Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW) is collaborating with Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) in three important areas: Advocacy:  Along with many other medical and professional organizations, STSW signed on to a community statement urging the Center for Medicare

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Donated Dental Services Can Help Transplant Patients 

Donated Dental Services Can Help Transplant Patients Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national nonprofit organization that provides access to dental care to people who cannot afford it. The mission of DLN is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or

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Important UNOS Changes for Liver, Lung and Heart  

Important UNOS Changes for Liver, Lung and Heart   The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has made substantive policy changes for liver and lung allocation. American transplant social workers need to be aware of them, and of potential changes for heart allocation in the coming year as

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Moore-Greene, Dennis Win 2017 STSW Awards

Moore-Greene, Dennis Win 2017 STSW Awards Gracie Moore-Greene and Pat Dennis won top honors from the Society for Transplant Social Workers at its 2017 annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Each year the Society recognizes two social workers for significant contributions to the transplant field. Gracie Moore Greene,

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Scottsdale Conference a Big Success

Scottsdale Conference a Big Success STSW set a new record at its 32nd Annual International Society for Transplant Social Workers Conference. Attendees numbered 285! Participants gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona, from October 10-13, 2017. The elegant, Spanish Mediterranean-style venue and breathtaking mountain views enhanced the convention experience. For

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See 2017 Survey Results

See 2017 Survey Results Every year, STSW surveys members and conference registrants to collect valuable data about expertise, breadth of professional role, tools, years of service, expectations in the field, staffing, salaries, and other key markers. Survey results from 2010-2017 are available online. This year, 401 conference registrants (members

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Espinoza, Hill Elected to STSW Board

Espinoza, Hill Elected to STSW Board Jenifer Espinoza and Clifton Hill won election to the Society for Transplant Social Workers board at the organization’s annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, in October 2017. Espinoza, who works at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, was elected treasurer. Hill, from

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2017 Conference Exhibitors