Introductory Courses


2021 Introductory Course for Procurement

and  Transplant  Professionals

All new!  live virtual 10-week seminar

Our traditional Introductory Course for Procurement and Transplant Professionals is now being delivered in a live virtual format.  The course will be held over a 10 week period, one class per week, with a live instructor.  Classes will begin in September and continue through November.  All classes will be recorded.  Procurement classes will be held on Tuesdays and Transplant classes will be held on Thursdays.  Class times will be approximately 3:00pm ET to 5:00pm ET.  Some sessions may be scheduled a little longer.  Please see detailed agenda.

Classes will be presented by more than 25 expert faculty from across many disciplines in the field of procurement and transplant.  All course materials have been updated to reflect the most recent updates to policy and reflect best practices being implemented by OPO’s and transplant centers across the United States.

The NATCO Introductory Course has traditionally been an outstanding networking event for professionals who are new to the field.  In an effort to maintain the benefits of this opportunity, we will conduct various virtual networking events following the completion of the course.  


  • Procurement
    • Introduction to UNet
    • Regulatory Overview
    • Referrals, Approach and Authorization
    • Brain Death Assessment and Pronouncement
    • DCD
    • Physical Assessment of the Donor
    • Organ Recovery:  Anatomy, Recovery, Preservation, Packaging/Labeling/Shipping
    • Infectious Diseases in the Donor
    • HLA
    • Adult Donor Management and Pharmacology
    • Adult Donor Pulmonary Management
    • Research
    • VCA
    • Tissue and Eye Donation
    • Pediatric Donor Management
  • Transplant
    • Introduction to UNet
    • Regulatory Overview
    • Evaluation
    • Waitlist Management
    • Histocompatibility
    • Pre-transplant Infectious Diseases
    • Post-transplant Infectious Diseases
    • Living Donation
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Pancreas Transplant
    • Pharmacology
    • Pediatric Transplant
    • Heart Transplant
    • Liver and Intestine Transplant
    • Lung Transplant
    • Psychosocial Issues
    • QAPI







The Introductory Course for Procurement and Transplant Professionals has been a trusted source of education and training for the community since 1982.

Target Audience
The Introductory Course is designed to provide basic information to procurement and transplant professionals. Due to the intense nature of the course, faculty members suggest that participants have a least one month of on-the-job experience in transplantation or donation before attending the course.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will be able to apply the knowledge received from this course in order to perform the role of the transplant coordinator or the procurement coordinator. Attendees will be able to verbalize the role and responsibilities of these specialty positions.

Criteria for successful completion includes attending each session within a track and turning in an evaluation form.

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Please call Donna Dickt at 703-483-9820 for more information about contact hours.


Registration information:

Members:  $995

Non-members: $1195


Group Discounts available.  Please contact





trusted provider of comprehensive transplant training for over 39 years!