The Society for Transplant Social Workers is a professional membership organization dedicated to clinical excellence; research and education on psychosocial issues; and peer support among solid organ transplant social workers. Members share questions and ideas in an online transplant forum, work together on projects and research, and gather annually for a three-day conference which is always jam-packed with great presentations, workshops and opportunities to share ideas and have fun.
The Society launched the Certified Clinical Transplant Social Worker (CCTSW) Credential in 2009. The credential recognizes transplant clinicians who have met strict eligibility requirements encompassing education, licensure, experience and peer recommendations. For more details, click on the menus below.
The global transplant community hosts several other events dedicated to transplant patients, families, caregivers, and professionals. Browse this section to learn more. If you have an event you would like posted in this section, please contact Dawn Temple and Mary Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the 2013 Conference in Dallas is open. Register now for the best pricing (significant discount for our members). Please remember space is limited. Click here for a direct link to register now or click here to view the conference page for all the details. We are looking forward to seeing you in Dallas!
The transplant field is constantly changing. Medical advances can spur ethical dilemmas. Public policy may bring challenges and opportunities—to our transplant centers and our patients. Social workers need to stay abreast of new research and emerging issues, but it can be hard to do in the face of day-to-day demands. Check out this section and keep yourself current!
Please support one of our members, Gracie Moore Greene, DrPH, LCSW-C, who recently published an article entitled "Description of a Psychosocial Assessment Instrument and Risk Criteria to Support Social Work Recommendations for Kidney Transplant Candidates." The full citation is available under Publications.
Advocacy, patient education, resource brokering, and referral are all central to our work as transplant social workers. New transplant social workers and seasoned ones alike will find a wealth of resources collected here. Join the Society for full access to all of these resources.
Are you curious about how your transplant social work colleagues do assessments or handle clients' substance abuse or mental health issues? Would you like to stay on top of the latest research about psychosocial issues related to transplant -- or maybe do some of that research yourself? Do you wish you had a clear way to demonstrate your expertise to your team and to your clients? If any of these options appeal to you, please join the Society for Transplant Social Workers!
The Society welcomes exhibitors for our annual conference and our website. Beginning in the late 1980's, exhibitors participated in our conference. Representatives from different organizations committed financial support to the Society. The number of exhibitors attending each year has grown. Ongoing support of the conference by exhibitors has allowed the Society to continue to hold this annual educational and networking event. Each year we also receive support from local exhibitors in the community where the conference is being held, such as community home health agencies, transportation companies and rehabilitation facilities. Website exhibitor opportunities are also available.