Anesthesia and Critical Care Committee: Missing Link

Perioperative care remains the “missing link” in the continuum of care of transplant patients and living donors alike. The newly established TTS Anesthesia and Critical Care Committee is dedicated to fill this gap and provide state of the art updates on perioperative management of transplant recipients and living donors. Preoperative evaluation and intensive care management of transplant recipient is the focus of the first State-of-the-Art Session at the upcoming annual meeting in Madrid. The committee also aims to increase awareness of the importance of deceased donor management and research, facilitate continuous education of health care providers unfamiliar with deceased donor management, and provide best practices for donation after brain death and after cardiac death. The new addition of anesthesia/ critical focused abstract sessions will further help to exchange best practices and experience in the care of our complex patients.