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Timely Topics in Transplantation

Timely Topics in Transplantation webinars are the perfect opportunity to listen to a live presentation on a current issue and ask questions directly to the presenter. All webinars are available on demand after the live air date. 

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Transplanting Individuals with Alcoholic Hepatitis: Medical Evaluation and Hepatologist Perspective

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Speakers:
Robert Brown, MD, MPH • Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Akhil Shenoy, MD, MPH • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY

Moderator:
Michael Curry, MD • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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AST would like to thank the Psychosocial and Ethics Community of Practice (PSECOP) for recommending "transplanting individuals with alcoholic hepatitis" as a topic for the 2019-2020 T3 series. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

Archived Webinars

Sexual Health and Monitoring Recommendations for Transplant Recipients

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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Supplemental material on how to address vaccine hesitancy in the transplant population:
"Reducing the Underimmunization of Transplant Recipients" (Published Online: December 4, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.3990)

Speakers:
Lisa Coscia, RN, BSN, CCTC • Research Coordinator, Transplant Pregnancy Registry, Philadelphia, PA
Monica Ardura, DO, MSCS • Medical Director of the Host Defense Program, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Moderator:
Melissa Meyers, MD, MSCE • Locum Tenens Pediatric Nephrologist, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Objectives for the "Sexual Health and Monitoring Recommendations for Transplant Recipients" webinar include:

  1. Reviewing the safety and efficacy of hormonal contraceptive options in pediatric and young adult transplant recipients.
  2. Summarizing sexually transmitted infection screening, treatment, and management for pediatric and young adult solid organ transplant recipients.
  3. Discussing strategies to expand sexual health education for pediatric and young adult solid organ transplant recipients.
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AST would like to thank the Pediatric Community of Practice (PCOP), in conjunction with the Infectious Disease Community of Practice (IDCOP) and Women's Health Community of Practice (WHCOP), for recommending "sexual health and monitoring recommendations for transplant recipients" as a topic for the 2019-2020 T3 series. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

 

Non-invasive Biomarkers for Allograft Rejection

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

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Q&A Handout: Covering speaker responses to questions not addressed during the live session.

Speakers:
Barbara Murphy, MD, MB, BAO, BCh, FRCPI • Murray M. Rosenberg Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Peter Nickerson, BSc (Med), MD, FRCPC, FCAHS • Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and Immunology, University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine, Winnipeg, MB

Moderator:
Peter Heeger, MD • Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Objectives for the "Non-invasive Biomarkers for Allograft Rejection" webinar include:

  1. Discussing the role of Pre-Transplant HLA Molecular Mismatch as a Prognostic Biomarker of Primary Alloimmunity.
  2. Discussing the role of Pre-Transplant HLA Molecular Mismatch as a Predictive Biomarker of CNI-based therapy requirements to control Primary Alloimmunity.
  3. Discussing the impact of subclinical rejection on longterm survival and the need for non-invasive markers of allograft rejection.
  4. Discussing the role of peripheral gene expression for the detection of subclinical rejection.
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AST would like to thank the Community of Transplant Scientists (COTS) and the Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice (TxDx COP) for recommending biomarkers for allograft rejection as a topic for the 2019-2020 T3 series. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

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