Founded in 1982, the American Society of Transplantation (AST) is an organization of more than 3,500 professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation. The society is the largest transplant organization in North America and is recognized as the premier society for transplantation. AST members are sought out as transplant experts and advocates. Other transplant organizations, policy makers, regulatory agencies, payors, academic institutions, and the general public look to the AST for guidance, research, and resources related to transplantation.
In 2009 out of the recognition that whilst there are a number of organizations offering a variety of training, education, services and information to clinical research professionals on a global basis, there was no single organization providing such services with a dedicated focus on Asia. PACRA’s focus is to help further the advancement of all aspects of clinical research training, education, services and news / information within this defined geographical remit.