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5th Annual Transplant Symposium 2017

A Multidisciplinary Approach: Innovation in Transplantation

Who should attend the Transplant Symposium?

Physicians, Registered Nurses, Upper Level Nurses, ABTC Certified Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Dietitians, Social Workers, Dialysis Technicians and other Healthcare Professionals in the area of Abdominal, Pulmonary and Cardio-thoracic transplantation, including Kidney, Pancreas, Liver, Heart, Lung, LVAD (MCS-mechanical circulatory support).

What will the Transplant Symposium cover?

Education and knowledge is important in providing pre- and post-transplant care that prevents short-term and long-term potential complications; including acute and chronic rejection, drug toxicity (i.e. balancing between sufficient immunosuppression and drug toxicities).

Through attendance, participants will learn about:

  • Recognizing the best use of deceased organ donors
  • Selecting proper recipients
  • Improving organ preservation and surgical techniques
  • Refining improved perioperative management by implementing newer preoperative strategies with critical pathways’ breakthroughs in the cardiac patch and implications to heart transplant
  • Being knowledgeable regarding future clinical trials in MCS (mechanical circulatory support) and transplantation

Registration Information

Click here to register for the full course - Thursday and Friday.

Click here to register for Thursday (October 19) only.

Click here to register for Friday (October 20) only.

You can also register by calling (713) 222-CARE (2273).

Day 1 Program Schedule - ABDOMINAL

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

7:00 - 7:50 a.m.Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Opening and Welcome Remarks:
Steve Bynon, M.D., Elizabeth Reed, RN, MSN, Transplant Director, Rebecca Medina, RN
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.Evolution of Transplantation at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Elizabeth Reed, RN, MSN, Transplant Director
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.Optimizing Vaccine Immunity in the Solid Organ Transplant Patient
Victoria Statler, M.D., M.Sc.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.Advancement in Urology for Transplantation
Tung Shu, M.D.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.Hepatitis C – New concepts in kidney transplantation
Moises I. Nevah, M.D.
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.Perils and Pitfalls of Living Kidney Donation
Angelina R. Edwards, M.D.
11:15 - 12:00 p.m.Achieving Immunological Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation Through the Use of Stem Cells
Joseph Leventhal, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.LUNCH
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.Abdominal Donor/Recipient Panel
Penelope Loughead, LMSW, CCTSW
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.COIIN Project – Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network
Steve Bynon, M.D.
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.BREAK
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.Perfusion of Liver Allografts: State of Current Technology and Future Directions
Wasim Dar, M.D., Ph.D
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation
Christina Kaufman, Ph.D
3:45 - 4:20 p.m.Innovation Utilization of Deceased Organ Donors
David R. Hall, M.D.
4:20 - 4:30 p.m.Evaluation/Adjournment

Day 2 Program Schedule - CARDIO-THORACIC

Friday, October 20th, 2017

7:00 - 7:50 a.m.Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Opening and Welcome Remarks:
John S. Bynon, M.D., Elizabeth Reed, RN, MSN, Transplant Director, Rebecca Medina, RN
8:15 - 8:55 a.m.Updates in Lung Transplantation
Soma Jyothula, M.D.
8:55 - 9:45 a.m.Advances in Interstitial Lung Disease - Power in Numbers
Anoop M. Nambiar, M.D.
9:45 - 10:20 a.m.Rehabilitating Donors and Recipients: Focus on Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion and Ambulatory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Bridging
Keshava Rajagopal, M.D. Ph.d.
10:20 - 10:35 a.m.BREAK
10:35 - 11:10 a.m.Advances in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) at Our UT Center of Excellence
Rosa M. Estrada-Y-Martin, M.D.
11:10 - 12:00 p.m.Adventures of a Cardiovascular Explorer - With and Without Gravity!
George M. Pantalos, Ph.D.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.LUNCH
1:00 - 1:35 p.m.Body Image and Caregiver Interviews/Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Best Practice for Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Programs
Elizabeth Mosele, LCSW, CCTSW
1:35 - 2:25 p.m.Update on Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Joshua D. Sparks, M.D.
2:25 - 2:40 p.m.BREAK
2:40 - 3:15 p.m.Current and Future Clinical Trials in Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) and Transplantation
Igor D. Gregoric, M.D.
3:15 - 3:50 p.m.Innovation in Mechanical/Circulatory Support Devices and Treatment
Sriram Nathan, M.D.
3:50 - 4:00 p.m.Evaluation/Adjournment