IPTA Allied Health Professional Committee
Function: The Allied Health Professional Committee focuses on uniting the allied health community to develop programs of interest and creating a forum to exchange clinical experiences worldwide.
|Chair||Louise Bannister, Toronto, Canada|
|Chair||Beverly Kosmach-Park, Pittsburgh, USA|
|Council Liaison||Debra Lefkowitz, Philadelphia, USA|
|Member||Christine Divens, Pittsburgh, USA|
|Member||Dawn Freiberger, Boston, USA|
|Member||Laura O'Melia, Boston, USA|
|Member||Diana Shellmer, Pittsburgh, USA|
|Member||Jo Wray, Buckinghamshire, UK|
The AHP committee is in the process of carrying out a survey to describe the demographics and interests of transplant allied health professionals. The goal is to determine how the allied health committee can encourage and increase IPTA membership, as well as foster a greater involvement in allied health activities and committee work within the organization. The committee will revise and expand the Allied Health Professional page on the IPTA website to include a mission statement, a description of the AH community in transplant and their specific roles in caring for pediatric transplant patients, committee initiatives, membership benefits, quotes from members and how to become a member. The committee also plans to explore a link for networking and the ability to post questions to other AH members. The committee plans to develop an article for publication in Pediatric Transplantation on a contemporary topic that is relevant to the AHP community in addition to participating in review of the UNOS parent manual.