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Two $2,500 ITNS Research Grants Available for 2015
The purpose of this grant is to encourage qualified ITNS members to advance the body of transplant knowledge. This grant may be used to support research projects, a systematic review of the literature, a meta-analysis, a quality improvement initiative or a program evaluation project. The application deadline for the 2015 grant is July 1, 2015. Click here to learn more and access the grant application.
2015 Transplant Nurses Day Essay Contest
Why I Celebrate My Transplant Nurse
Nominations due by Friday, 13 March 2015
As appreciation of this important day grows, ITNS is committed to creating more opportunities for nurses to celebrate their contributions. In April 2006, ITNS created Transplant Nurses Day to raise awareness of the unique contributions transplant nurses make in the lives of the people with whom they work, especially their patients. The celebration takes place the third Wednesday in April, this year 15 April, and recognizes the skill and commitment of transplant nurses around the world. The Transplant Nurses Day Essay Contest allows patients to nominate an ITNS transplant nurse who has made a difference in their lives.
Help ITNS spread the word! Feel free to print the contest brochure and display it at your hospital or workplace. Encourage your patients to nominate an ITNS member for this prestigious award!
ITNS Call for Nominations
Are you devoted to the vision of ITNS? Do you have a desire to contribute to your association's development? Build your professional reputation and share your expertise by applying to join the ITNS Board of Directors in 2015. Leaders are responsible for guiding the association, anticipating change in the transplant environment and addressing the interests and needs of members.
If you are interested in applying for a leadership position and becoming a vital part in shaping the future of transplant nursing, review the information about becoming a candidate. The deadline to receive completed candidate applications is Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time (USA).
Support the ITNS Foundation
The ITNS Foundation- Advancing Transplant Care One Nurse at a Time
Help us make a difference in transplant nursing by directly supporting the valuable research and education of ITNS members who strive to improve patient care in every way. Please consider a gift to the ITNS Foundation and join us as we work to improve transplant patient care.
Funds are used to:
• Support new research initiatives
• Help qualified members attend conferences and workshops
• Produce patient education materials
• Award and recognize outstanding research and performance
• Offer reduced rates in countries with emerging economies
• Build awareness of World Organ Day, Transplant Games, and Transplant Nurses Day
We are proud that every dollar you donate goes toward educational seminars or symposiums, and to members to further their professional development and clinical expertise and directly apply that knowledge to their own patients or research in their own work settings. Help us transform lives for transplant nurses and their thousands of patients.
To make a donation, call the ITNS member services department at +1-847-375-6340 or complete and mail the donation form.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Interventions to Common Medication-Adherence Barriers (PDF)
This pocket guide, developed by the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS), provides an overview of the interventions used to overcome the different medication-adherence barriers experienced by transplant recipients.
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Free Patient Education Booklet
CMV & Me: Information for Transplant Patients
Order as many copies as you need free of charge.Click here to order. Developed jointly by ITNS and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.