Nancy Ascher, MD, PhD Invited to Serve on WHO Task Force on Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues
Nancy Ascher, M.D., Ph.D., the world-renowned organ transplant surgeon and a former Chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, has also been invited to serve on the WHO Task Force on Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues, an international multidisciplinary task force of 31 experts spanning the fields of medicine, surgery, ethics, law, patients’ rights, public administration and health systems. The task force is charged with establishing the fundamentals of ethical transplantation, providing guidance to health ministries and governments pertaining to legislation, registries, organ procurement, patient management, and standards of care.
Dr. Nancy Asher, former #Chair @UCSFSurgery and former #President of the Transplantation #Society @TTS2018 @ttsorg, tapped to serve on @WHO Task Force on #Donation and #Transplantation of #Human #Organs and #Tissues #UCSFproud https://t.co/4wTpxbNLH0https://t.co/rMVNu3UGYX pic.twitter.com/hp5duBvLtO— UCSF Transplant (@UCSFTransplant) July 12, 2018
As outgoing President of the The Transplantation Society (TTS), Dr. Ascher also delivered the Presidential Address to the 27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society in Madrid, Spain on July 4th entitled, Ensuring the Future of Transplantation - How Will We Protect Our Women?
Dr. Ascher, the Congress Chair, gave a second lecture, Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance”: Mindfulness, emotional intelligence and well-being in a session focused on developing a successful career in transplantation. UCSF was well represented at the Congress with more than 60 invited talks and abstracts.
The incredible Dr. Nancy Ascher delivering her TTS 2018 Presidential Address: “Ensuring the Future of Transplantation - How Will We Protect Our Women?” ❤️ @UCSFSurgery @WomenSurgeons #WIT #TTS2018 #ilooklikeasurgeon pic.twitter.com/5mU3FJqUNy— Ashley N. Suah (@SuahAshley) July 4, 2018