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BPS Issues Call for Participants in Solid Organ Transplant Role Delineation Study

April 12, 2016


The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has approved a role delineation study in solid organ transplantation for 2016. Conducting a role delineation study is a critical step in evaluating a proposed new specialty. The purpose of the role delineation study is to determine whether this practice area is based on specialized knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences as well as specialized functions routinely performed by practitioners in the proposed specialty. BPS will appoint around 15 individuals with expertise in solid organ transplantation to conduct a practice analysis of this proposed specialty.

Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment to the Solid Organ Transplantation Role Delineation Study Taskforce should apply at by 5 p.m. (EDT) on June 1, 2016. BPS will make appointments by July 1, 2016, and the taskforce will convene in Washington, D.C., on August 26–27, 2016.

The initial work of the practice analysis taskforce will be reviewed by an outside panel of subject matter experts and then validated by a survey administered to pharmacists practicing in the area. If the role delineation study yields information suggesting that solid organ transplantation should be considered as a specialty practice in pharmacy, BPS will then issue a call to the profession for a petition for specialty recognition of solid organ transplantation pharmacy practice.