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Timely Topics in Transplantation

 

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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Archived Webinars

Transplant Stewardship - Evidenced-Based Cost Containment Strategies in Solid Organ Transplantation

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

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

  1. Identify the most common agents targeted for cost-containment strategies in transplantation.
  2. Understand the literature support for these cost-containment strategies.
  3. Describe the applicability of cost-containment strategies in varying patient specific scenarios.

Speakers:

  • Margaret R. Jorgenson, PharmD, BCTXP • Clinical Pharmacist, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Mary Moss Chandran, PharmD, BCTXP, BCPS, CPP, FAST • Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Solid Organ Transplant, UNC Hospitals and Clinics, Chapel Hill, NC

Moderator:

  • Rita R. Alloway, PharmD, FCCP • Research Professor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
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AST would like to thank the Transplant Pharmacy Community of Practice (TxPharm COP) for recommending this topic to include as part of the T3 webinar series. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

Xenotransplantation: Pig to Human Heart Transplant

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

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

  1. Understand our process of eIND approval, background data.
  2. Understand the postoperative course, xenograft function.
  3. Understand what we learned from our experience.

Speaker:

  • Bartley Griffith, MD, FACS, FRCS • The Thomas E. and Alice Marie Hales Distinguished Professor in Transplantation, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Moderator:

  • Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS, FAST • Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Transplantation, Arnold G. Diethelm Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
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This topic was suggested by the AST Education Committee for inclusion in the 2021-2022 T3 webinar series. With this session, we hope to provide transplant professionals with the most up-to-date information on the latest developments in Xenotransplantation. AST would like to thank our expert panelists for agreeing to participate in this webinar and sharing their knowledge on the topic.

Sex as a Biological Variable in Vaccine Responses and Transplant Outcomes

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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

  1. Understand incorporation of sex as a biological variable into human clinical research.
  2. Identify mechanisms mediating how hormones and sex chromosome complement differentially affect immune responses and outcomes of infection and vaccination.
  3. Describe what clinical differences have been identified in transplant-related infection and vaccination.
  4. Explain limitations and gaps in knowledge to be addressed in future research.

Speakers:

  • Sabra Klein, PhD • Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Whitney Perry, MD, MS • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Moderator:

  • Deepali Kumar, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), FAST • Professor of Medicine, Ajmera Transplant Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON
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AST would like to thank the Community of Transplant Scientists (COTS) and Women's Health Community of Practice (WHCOP) for recommending this topic to include as part of the T3 webinar series. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

Optimal Matching Between Lung Donor Organs of Marginal Quality and Recipients

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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

  1. Understand factors and methods to identify an acceptable donor.
  2. Understand impact of using or not using, acceptable donors on post-transplant outcomes.
  3. Understand practical methods of matching acceptable donors to appropriate lung transplant recipients.

Speakers:

  • Matthew Hartwig, MD, MHS • Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC
  • Sameep Sehgal, MD, FCCP • Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Moderators:

  • Deborah Levine, MD • Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD • Professor of Surgery, Temple University Health System and Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
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AST would like to thank the Thoracic and Critical Care Community of Practice (TCC COP) for recommending this topic to include as part of the T3 webinar series. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

Adopting the new eGFR Calculator to Limit Transplant Candidate Racial Disadvantage

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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

  1. Review racial inequities in access to pre-emptive waitlisting and kidney transplantation that are enabled by flawed features of the US allocation system.
  2. Review results of survey on opinions of transplant clinicians on use of race in estimating GFR (conducted by AST's Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice Public Policy Work Group).
  3. Review final recommendations from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) & National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Task Force to understand: a) Relevance in today’s practice, and b) Trials and tribulations

Speakers:

  • Peter Reese, MD, MSCE, FAST • Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mona Doshi, MBBS • Clinical Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Moderator:

  • Silas Norman, MD • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Discussants:

  • Matthew Cooper MD • Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Washington, DC
  • Benjamin Hippen, MD, FAST • Senior Vice President, Head of Transplant Medicine, Fresenius Medical Care, Charlotte, NC
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AST would like to thank the Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice (TxDx COP) and Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice (KPCOP) for recommending this topic to include as part of the T3 webinar series. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

Recognizing Burnout and Preventing Physician Suicide

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

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

  1. Discuss the importance of preventing physician burnout and suicide.
  2. Examine lessons learned from the front line of physician burnout and suicide.
  3. Discuss next steps in protecting physician well-being to prevent negative mental health outcomes .

Speakers:

  • Katherine Twombley, MD, FAAP, FAST • Professor of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Michelle Jesse, MD, FAST • Clinical Health Psychologist, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Moderator:

  • Marwan Abouljoud, MD, FACS, CPE, MMM • Benson Ford Endowed Chair, Director, Henry Ford Transplant Institute, Detroit, MI
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AST would like to thank the Pediatrics Community of Practice (PCOP) for recommending this topic to include as part of the T3 webinar series, and the Psychosocial and Ethics Community of Practice (PSECOP) for providing additional planning and support for the session. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

Management of Multidrug Resistant Organisms: Treatment and Prevention

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

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

  1. Understand the risk factors for and impact of multidrug-resistant organisms on transplant recipients.
  2. Review novel therapeutics for multidrug-resistant organism infections in transplant recipients.
  3. Understand antimicrobial stewardship concepts and their importance in solid organ transplantation.
  4. Describe the current state of antimicrobial stewardship in solid organ transplantation and identify implementation opportunities.

Speakers:

  • Judith Anesi, MD, MSCE • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jonathan Hand, MD, FIDSA, FAST • Medical Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA

Moderator:

  • Stephanie Pouch, MD, MS, FAST • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
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AST would like to thank the Infectious Disease Community of Practice (IDCOP) for recommending this topic to include as part of the T3 webinar series. Learn more about AST's COPs at www.myast.org/cops.

The Science of Substance Use Disorders in Clinical Transplantation

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

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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.

Speakers:

  • 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

Moderator:

  • 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 www.myast.org/cops.

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