Strategic Pillars and Goals

Pillar 1

Advancing and Inspiring
Women Transplant Professionals

  • Ensure equity in transplantation professional society leadership

  • More women speakers in international and national meetings

  • More monetary grants/awards going to women transplant professionals

  • More women in the profession, connected to and supporting each other (formal and informal mentorship)


  • Anita Chong, United States - Pillar 1 Leader
  • Christine Falk, Germany
  • Curie Ahn, South Korea
  • Samantha Anthony, Canada
  • Anjana Pillai, United States
  • Amishi Desai, United States.
  • Helen Pilmore, New Zealand
  • Anna Forsberg, Sweden

Pillar 2

Championing Issues of
Sex and Gender in Transplantation

  • Sustainable funding going to projects (data collection, research, education) to address issues of sex and gender

  • Designated sessions on issues of sex and gender at all major national and international transplant meetings

  • Double the percentage of female organ transplant recipients (especially with countries with disparities)

  • Decrease disparities in the number of male and female living donors worldwide


  • Germaine Wong, Australia - Pillar 2 Leader
  • Carla Brady, United States
  • Bethany Foster, Canada
  • Karen Dwyer, Australia
  • Louise Lerminiaux, United States
  • Anette Melk, Germany
  • Rachel Patzer, United States
  • Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, Canada
  • Maria Simonenko, Russia

Pillar 3


  • Bianca Davidson
    Pillar 3 Leader, South Africa
  • Khalida Soki, Kenya
  • Amanda Vinson, Canada
  • Maisarah Jalalonmuhaili, Malaysia
  • Maleeka Ladhani, Australia
  • Victorine Bandolo, Cameroon
  • Ifeoma Ulasi, Nigeria
  • Louise Lerminiaux, USA
  • Ruth Sapir-Pichadze, Canada

The Transplantation Society

International Headquarters

505 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Suite 1401
Montréal, QC, H2Z 1Y7 Canada

Phone: 514-874-1717
Fax: 514-874-1716
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