Webinars and Educational Videos

Continuing Education and Beyond

November 2, 2023

This video (for transplant professionals) will walk you through where to find SRTR’s offer acceptance data, how to understand what factors are considered in these data and how the Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) uses these data for evaluation.

Previous Webinars & Videos

January 3, 2023

This video explores reasons for organ transplants and the beginning of a patient's transplant journey. It also highlights the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) as a valuable resource for transplant-related information.


August 22, 2022

A guide for transplant programs to understand how the 5 tiers are determined and how programs are assessed.


August 3, 2022

2022 SRTR Consensus Conference

Watch the 2022 Consensus Conference On Demand videos on our YouTube Channel.


February 16, 2022

This video provides a brief explanation of how SRTR calculates estimated probability of survival using the Kaplan-Meier Method.


October 27, 2021

This video discusses SRTR's goals when serving the transplant community. It also touches on the Task 5 Initiative: a task under the current SRTR contract meant to identify metrics to assess national transplantation system performance and support informed decision-making by critical audiences.


June 7, 2021

The CUSUM charts – or cumulative sum charts – give transplant programs and organ procurement organizations the ability to monitor their performance on a monthly basis. This video answers questions like where to find your CUSUM charts, why SRTR produces them, what data is included, and how to use the charts to monitor your performance.


April 29, 2021

An introductory video to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Learn more about how we serve the transplant community through our data driven approach, and about our mission to help make a difference in the field of organ donation and transplantation.


April 14, 2021








This webinar presented SRTR’s ongoing analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the nation’s transplant system. Data was presented both at the system level and at the level of the transplant program and organ procurement organization.


September 16, 2020

An educational guide for Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) personnel, to understand SRTR's OPO organ yield calculator and how to most effectively use it.


August 12, 2020

How are risk adjustment models built and what do they mean for your program? How are covariates derived and how can you predict your program’s overall risk by reviewing the covariates? All this and more in this in-depth, informative session.


May 6, 2020








This webinar discusses helpful tools available to transplant programs on the SRTR public website. Tools include the Liver Waitlist Calculator, the Kidney Transplant Decision Tool, the Pretransplant Survival Worksheets, and the Posttransplant Expected Survival Worksheets.


April 16, 2020




A guide for transplant programs to understand how candidates’ status on the waitlist affects mortality rates.


February 6, 2020 

A guide for transplant candidates to understand information provided on SRTR Program-specific Reports (PSRs).


September 30, 2019 

A guide to understanding information provided on the SRTR public website including searching for a program, sorting through the results, comparing multiple programs, and understanding program summary information.


September 12, 2019

This webinar focuses on the SRTR metrics of waitlist outcomes (transplant rate and waitlist mortality rate), tools provided by the SRTR to help transplant programs take a deeper dive into these metrics, and future directions of reporting outcomes following placement on the waitlist.


July 23, 2019

Learn about SRTR metrics available for Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs). SRTR discusses current metrics, new CUSUM charts to monitor donor yield, and future directions in OPO metrics.


June 6, 2019

OPO Yield Performance Monitoring: Secure Site

A guide to reference materials provided on the SRTR secure site for organ procurement organizations (OPOs).

OPO Performance Monitoring: Public Site

A guide to reference materials provided on the SRTR public site for organ procurement organizations (OPOs).


April 30, 2019

Program Performance Monitoring: SRTR Public Site








A guide to reference materials provided on the SRTR public site.

Program Performance Monitoring: SRTR Secure Site

A guide to reference materials provided on the SRTR secure site.


March 14, 2018

Offer Acceptance: Metrics, Methodologies, and Insights

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) began publicly reporting new offer acceptance metrics for heart, kidney, liver, and lung programs in 2017. These metrics are designed to provide programs with data about their acceptance patterns within various subgroups of offers, and allows programs to benchmark against other programs nationally. In addition, SRTR began providing CUSUM charts for offer acceptance on SRTR's secure website. The goal of this webinar is to describe the new metrics, the methodologies used to derive the metrics, and to provide insights into interpreting and using the metrics.


August 23, 2017

SRTR Reporting for OPOs: Metrics, Risk Adjustment, and Available Tools

Under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) is charged with reporting on the performance of Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs). This webinar covers the reports and tools SRTR makes available to the OPOs. Key metrics are reviewed, along with the statistical models used to adjust for donor characteristics. The Organ Yield Calculator is highlighted, as well as new reports of transplant program organ offer acceptance patterns.


April 19, 2017

New Website and Tiered Outcome Assessments

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) hosted an informational webinar about the new SRTR website and tiered outcome assessment systems. SRTR’s goals were to describe the motivation behind the changes, compare and contrast the 3-tier and 5-tier outcome assessment methodologies, and address common questions about the two systems. Information was provided as to how interested parties may submit feedback regarding the website and outcome assessment systems.