Timely Topics in Transplantation Webinar Series

May 01, 2019


Speaker: Francis Pagani, MD, PhD • University of Michigan
Moderator: David Baran, MD • Sentara Heart Hospital

April 17, 2019


Speaker: Pamala Jacobson, PharmD • Univ of MN College of Pharmacy
Moderator: Cyrine Haidar, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

March 20, 2019


Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc • Northwestern Medicine
Marina Serper, MD, MS • University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Darling, DO • University of Wisconsin

Moderator: Shelley Hall, MD • Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas

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

  1. Construct an evidence-based plan for the assessment of cardiovascular risk in the liver transplant candidate.
  2. Explain the diagnostic criteria for portopulmonary hypertension, treatment strategies to improve liver transplant candidacy and intraoperative management considerations.
  3. Discuss management approaches for the leading perioperative cardiovascular complications (e.g., atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure and stroke) in liver transplant recipients.
February 20, 2019


Peter Reese, MD, MSCE • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
John Gill, MD, MS, FAST • University of British Columbia

Moderator: Didier Mandelbrot, MD • UWHealth

January 16, 2019


Speaker: Rebecca Hays, MSW, APSW • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Moderator: Jim Rodrigue, PhD • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

December 12, 2018


Speaker: Linda Ohler, MSN, RN, CCTC, FAAN, FAST • New York University Langone Transplant Institute
Moderator: Marian O'Rourke, RN, BSN, CCTC • Jackson Memorial Hospital

November 28, 2018

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Speaker: Beverly Kosmach-Park, DNP, RN, FAAN • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Moderator: Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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

  1. Provide a summary of neurocognitive and developmental issues specific to the late adolescent/young adult transplant recipient transitioning to adult care.

  2. List common transition barriers encountered by pediatric and adult providers.

  3. Identify essential components of transition, including a transition policy and readiness assessment.

  4. Discuss strategies to help the adult provider successfully engage with the newly transitioned young adult transplant recipient.

  5. Discuss the value and challenges of measuring outcomes following transfer from both the pediatric and adult perspective.

November 14, 2018

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Speaker: Jesse Schold, PhD, M.Stat, M.Ed • Cleveland Clinic
Moderator: Anil Chandraker, MD, FAST, FRCP • Brigham and Women's Hospital

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

  1. Understand the current system for identifying transplant center performance under the final rule.
  2. Evaluate the current evidence of the effects of the Final rule in the field of transplantation.
  3. Consider the benefits and limitations of revising the final rule.
October 31, 2018


Ramsey Hachem, MD • Washington University School of Medicine
Deborah Jo Levine, MD • University of Texas Health Science Center

Moderator: Sangeeta Bhorade, MD • Northwestern University


October 10, 2018

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Speaker: Lisa Coscia, RN, BSN, CCTC • Transplant Pregnancy Registry International
Moderator: Monika Sarkar, MD, MAS • University of California, San Francisco

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

  1. Discuss the effect of end organ disease and subsequent transplant on fertility in women.
  2. Review the safety and efficacy of hormonal contraceptive options in transplant recipients.
  3. Discuss pre-conception recommendations for transplant recipients, including timing and immunosuppression management.
  4. Review maternal and fetal outcome data in both transplant recipients and living organ donors.
  5. Provide resources for additional patient and provider education on reproductive health after transplantation.