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2015 Professional Transplant Symposium
Friday, September 11, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Longaberger Alumni House, Sanders Grand Lounge, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210

For CEPTC credit certificates, please contact Melissa Mazur [email protected]

To access your continuing medical education certificate:
• Launch your internet browser and go to the CCME web address:
• Enter your email address as your username and your password.
If you do not remember if your username or password, please contact the CCME office at 614-293-3576. If you mailed in your registration, an account may have been created for you with your email address as your username and “changeme” as your password.
• Once logged in, click on the red “Manage Your Account’ button.
• On the left hand side of the page, click “Credit History and Certificates”
• You will be able to search for credits earned in a specified date range, by activity type or individual activities.
• To print individual event certificates, click on the “Print Certificate for this Event” icon (last icon to the right) that corresponds with the event title.
Please allow 2 to 4 weeks upon conclusion of the activity for CME credit to be applied to your CCME account. CME credits should be available to print at that time.
Need assistance or have questions? Call the OSU CCME office at (614) 293-3576.


Research Announcement

Research Announcement

Collaborative Educational Research Announcement (2015)


BACKGROUND: The Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium (OSOTC) (“the Grantor”) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization organized for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. The Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with solid organ failure who could benefit from an organ transplant. The following goals have been identified to assist the OSOTC in achieving its mission:
a) Optimize utilization of the scarce resources currently available for transplant by carefully selecting patients listed for transplant.
b) Improve and ensure the quality of care provided by all of the transplant programs and services from member institutions.
c) Represent the needs of the patients and issues of importance to the transplant community to the Ohio policy makers.
d) Advance the medical technology of organ transplantation.
e) Expand patient access, address disparities and promote early referrals to end stage organ disease management programs in the state of Ohio.

PURPOSE: This research initiative is intended to identify and establish new or novel projects that focus on supporting multi-institution collaborative research projects focusing on heart, lung, heart-lung, liver, pancreas, pancreas/kidney or small bowel transplantation in Ohio with the ultimate goal of improving public health.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applications will only be accepted from OSOTC member hospital organizations. The Principal Investigator (PI) shall be a current transplant professional at an OSOTC member hospital.  OSOTC organ-specific committees are also encouraged to apply.

MECHANISMS OF SUPPORT: The OSOTC Cushion Fund may provide up to $25,000 per year to fund one research grant as determined by the Board of Directors. At the Board of Directors’ discretion, a second grant may be awarded up to $25,000, for a maximum, amount of $50,000 annually. The use of OSOTC funding for personnel costs and indirect costs is not acceptable. Indirect costs will not be funded and should not be included in the proposed budget. In the event that the Cushion Fund balance falls to $200,000, this policy will be reviewed by the Board of Directors. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURESPlease download the complete application procedures in the announcement (here).  Applications will not be formally reviewed until the OSOTC receives a complete application, consisting of the following documents:
1. A research plan that addresses each of the elements listed under “Review Criteria” (limited to 5 pages maximum);
2. The curriculum vitae of the primary investigator (PI) designated on the research plan;
3. Letters from all participating OSOTC member programs demonstrating collaboration for this project and consensus regarding the proposed fund appropriation based on the proposed budget; and
4. IRB letter of approval, if applicable. If IRB approval is not in place, please send IRB letter after grant approval, if applicable. IRB status has no bearing on grant review.

The following goals have been identified to assist the OSOTC in achieving it's Mission

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