Here are just a few of the many benefits included with your NATCO membership
Quarterly issues of the scientific journal, Progress in Transplantation (exams with CEPTC credits offered)
Free access to Webinar Series with CEPTC credits offered
Reduced rates on Educational Course offerings
Access to Professional Development Resources
NATCO is a professional organization committed to the advancement of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. The organization promotes and enhances the relationship between donation and transplantation. Members improve their skills and gain experience through the sharing of knowledge and best practices with other professionals.
We invite you to join NATCO. Our membership includes procurement and transplant professionals. NATCO provides valuable educational opportunities and the ability to network with your colleagues, plus several member benefits:
Education geared specifically to heighten donation and transplantation professionals’ ability to provide the best patient, donor and family care in a changing medical environment. Offerings are available for every specialty area, from beginning to advanced practice, from practitioner to administrator, including national conferences, workshops and online education available 24/7. Our members are proud to participate in a support system with professionals who they trust!
Networking with donation and transplantation professionals to enhance your professional development and apply in your practice what you learn from others through face-to-face workshops and meetings and through volunteer participation on NATCO committees. Can’t find what you’re looking for in these venues? NATCO’s website hosts a searchable membership directory through which you can search for colleagues by area of practice, institution name and a variety of other factors. Members inspire and energize each other to make a difference.
Research and Scientific Information delivered to you through NATCO’s publications and website. Learn from colleagues through abstracts, case studies and research grant presentations. NATCO’s journal, Progress in Transplantation, offers a multidisciplinary team approach to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. New knowledge makes transplant professionals confident that they’re providing the best possible services. Articles featuring scientific breakthroughs, controversial therapies and ethical issues are some of the topics featured in each issue. A portion of your membership dues ($50) goes toward your subscription to Progress in Transplantation.
Washington Representation that can effectively present ways the nation can improve patient, donor and family care while reducing the frustrations and challenges you face in daily practice. Transplant professionals influence legislation and positively impact their practice when they participate in NATCO’s grassroots efforts. Stay informed through the website and broadcast e-mails when NATCO weighs in on proposed legislation, presents expert testimony before congressional committees or suggests new legislation when meeting with health care staffers. NATCO also holds a position on the UNOS/OPTN Board of Directors and a position the UNOS/OPTN Executive Committee. Several NATCO members serve on UNOS/OPTN committees that recommend new policies or changes to existing policies.
Practitioner: ($175) Professionals who primary responsibilities are directly involved with the coordination of care for transplant candidates, recipients, donors and donor families or whose responsibilities include the facilitation of the increase in organ donation.
Colleague: ($175) Individuals who do not meet the definition of practitioner member, but whose interest or efforts are beneficial to NATCO.
ASTS Dual Membership . . . available only to current NATCO members who have been members of the organization for three or more years. We have again partnered with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) to allow NATCO members to join ASTS as an Associate Member at a reduced membership rate of $100 ($125 value).
In addition to the quality NATCO membership benefits that you are accustomed to, you will also receive the following enhanced membership benefits from your Associate Membership with ASTS.