Started in 1995 as “Studies” of Pediatric Liver Transplantation, a multi-center, observational, longitudinal registry collecting prospective data, the SPLIT mission steadfastly remains to improve the outcomes in children receiving liver transplantation via research, quality improvement, education, training, mentorship and patient advocacy. The SPLIT registry was instrumental for the development of the Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (or PELD) severity scoring system for children in the United States, and facilitated successful National Institutes of Health (NIDDK) U01 consortium funding between 2004 and 2009. Over the past decade, SPLIT has continued to grow in scope and membership, but remains constant with the unwavering vision to be the voice for children requiring liver transplantation. In 2018, SPLIT incorporated, formally changed its name to “Society” of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (allowing retention of our longstanding SPLIT acronym), acquired tax-exempt status (501c(3)), and became the newest Section of The Transplantation Society.
SPLIT is currently comprised of over 40 pediatric liver transplant centers from the United States and Canada, as well as three sites from Australia, India and Saudi Arabia. The SPLIT Executive Committee (comprised of SPLIT President, Past-President, President-Elect, and Treasurer along with SPLIT data coordinating center and TTS liaison representatives) oversees all SPLIT activities and finances. We have a vibrant list of active SPLIT committees (Advocacy, Research, Registry, Education, Allied Health Professionals, Quality Improvement and Clinical Care, and PFEP (Parents, Families, and Engaged Partners)), with Chairs represented on our SPLIT Council.
Are you interested in becoming part of a vibrant community with a passion for improving outcomes for children requiring liver transplantation? Visit www.tts.org to become a SPLIT-TTS member today!