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Descriptions of Breakout Sessions

Break-out Session A

A1. Finding Your Voice with the Medical Team - View Presentation
Mary Kaiser, MSW, LCSW-C, CCTSW and Angela Duckworth, MSW, LCSW-C
During this session we will talk about taking responsibility for your health and communicating effectively with the medical team.

A2. Deciphering the Kidney Wait List - View Presentation
Rose Mary Gall, RN, BSN
Learn how to understand your status on the kidney waiting list.

A3. Waitlist Management - View Presentation
Mary Rudolfi, RN, BSN
Learn how to understand your status on the liver waiting list.

A4. Update in Lung Transplantation, Promises and Challenges - View Presentation
Pali D. Shah M.D.
Learn about updates in the field of lung transplantation.

A5. Living Kidney Donation - View Presentation
Karl L.Womer, M.D.
Learn about the process of becoming a Living Kidney Donor.

A6.Transplantation from a Patient and Caregiver Perspective
Rebekah Wood, MSW, LCSW-C
Listen to transplant recipients and their caregivers talk about the transplant experience on a personal level

Break-out Session B

B1. Liver Transplantation - View Presentation
Andrew Cameron, M.D.
Learn about surgery preparation, the operation itself, as well as the recovery

B2. Heart Transplantation and Lung Transplantation - View Presentation
Ashish S. Shah, M.D.
Learn about surgery preparation, the operation itself, as well as the recovery

B3. Kidney Transplantation - View Presentation
Hamid Rabb, M.D.
Learn about surgery preparation, the operation itself, as well as the recovery and medical follow up.

B4. East of the rock and West of the hard-place: A risk-based approach to immune-system manipulation after transplantation - View Presentation
Christopher Ensor, PharmD, BCPS-CV
Appreciate the balance between the risks of rejection and adverse effects with different immunosuppressive drug regimens.

Break-out Session C

C1. Sexuality and the Transplant Patient -
Chris Kraft, PhD
Learn how to develop sexual intimacy and deal with sexual dysfunction.

C2. Preventing Skin Cancer View Presentation
Manisha Patel, M.D.
Learn what methods are most effective for transplant patients in protecting themselves against skin cancer.

C3. Preventing Infections (MRSA, CMV, etc.) - View Presentation
Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP
Learn how to care for yourself while prevent infections while enjoying daily activities.

C4. Writing to Donor Families
Clint Burns, RN and Michelle Bowers, MA, MSW, LCSW-C
Why and How to say Thank You.

 

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