The Science of Substance Use Disorders in Clinical Transplantation

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00


After participating in this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Describe the core concepts underlying the disease of addiction.
  2. Understand implications of prescription opioid use, benzodiazepine use, and cannabis use disorder before and after transplant on recipient outcomes, at the population-level.
  3. Identify the implications of prescription opioid use on living donor outcomes, at the population level.
  4. Understand the risks of relapse to substance use disorders and factors that may predict relapse risk.
  5. Discuss current controversies that relate to substance use and transplantation, including marijuana use and transplantation for acute alcoholic hepatitis.


  • Marian Fireman, MD • Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
  • Krista Lentine, MD, PhD, FAST • Professor of Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO


  • Antú Segal, PsyD, ABPP • Senior Staff Clinical Health Psychologist, Henry Ford Hospital; Detroit, MI
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AST would like to thank the Living Donor Community of Practice (LDCOP) and Pediatrics Community of Practice (PCOP) for recommending related topics to include as part of the T3 webinar series. Learn more about AST's COPs at

Series category: 
T3: Timely Topics in Transplantion

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