Education

Timely Topics in Transplantation Webinar Series

Look for registration to open soon for "Gene Editing and Therapy in Transplantation," available as part of our 2019-2020 Timely Topics in Transplantation (T3) webinar series.

Look for registration to open soon for "HCV NAT+ into HCV- in Organ Transplant," available as part of our 2019-2020 Timely Topics in Transplantation (T3) webinar series.

November 06, 2019

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

Oblectives 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.

Look for registration to open soon for "Advances in Diagnostics in Transplant Infectious Diseases," available as part of our 2019-2020 Timely Topics in Transplantation (T3) webinar series.

October 02, 2019

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

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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.

Look for registration to open soon for "Transplanting Individuals with Alcoholic Hepatitis: Medical Evaluation and Hepatologist Perspective," available as part of our 2019-2020 Timely Topics in Transplantation (T3) webinar series.

May 01, 2019

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Speaker:
Francis Pagani, MD, PhD • University of Michigan

Moderator:
David Baran, MD • Sentara Heart Hospital

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

  1. Describe appropriate clinical use including and understand the indications and contraindications for use of VV or VA ECMO.
  2. Understand the hemodynamic effects of ECMO support and impact on left ventricular emptying and its potential for vascular complications.
  3. Understand the general technology of the ECMO circuit.
  4. Describe benefits and limitations relative to other forms of temporary mechanical circulatory support.
April 17, 2019

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Speaker:
Pamala Jacobson, PharmD • University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Moderator:
Cyrine Haidar, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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

  1. Summarize the key pharmacogenomic findings in kidney transplantation.
  2. Understand how pharmacogenomics could be used in delivery of transplant care.
  3. Outline the limitations of the pharmacogenomic information.

 

March 20, 2019

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

Moderator:
Shelley Hall, MD, FAST • 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

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

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

Moderator:
Didier Mandelbrot, MD • University of Wisconsin Health

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

  1. Identify potential benefits and hazards of “grading” living donors for the transplant candidate.
  2. Understand useful applications and limitations of living donor risk calculators.
  3. Identify appropriate scenarios in which to consider alternative living donors, with a focus on paired exchange.

 

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