Transplant Conference Will Highlight Trends
Health care professionals who have an interest in organ transplantation or who manage patients’ health care benefits can learn more about new trends in transplantation at a two-day conference in June.
The conference, “Hope, meet Gratitude: The UW Health Transplant Experience,” is co-hosted by the UW Health Transplant Program and OptumHealth.
The conference will include information about the latest advances in kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung and pediatric organ transplant; heart failure treatment; stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplantation and islet cell transplantation. It will feature presentations from transplant patients as well as physicians.
- Transplant Division Chief Dixon Kaufman and Chief of Nephrology Aji Djamali discuss advances in identifying and understanding the immunologic barriers in kidney transplantation.
- Dr. Walter Longo and Dr. Vaishalee Kenkre from UW Health's Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic talk about “Alpha/Beta Depletion in Haploidentical Donors to Reduce Graft-Versus-Host Disease.”
- UW Health transplant physician Richard Cornwell, MD will speak about indications and outcomes for lung transplant.
- Drs. Lucian Lozonschi and Maryl Johnson will be joined by a donor family member, transplant recipient and the procurement team to share a case presentation titled “A Case from the Heart.”
- Date: June 7-8, 2016
- Location: Monona Terrace, Madison, WI | Map and directions
- Cost: $50 if received prior to May 13; $75 if received later
- Registration: Register online at OptumHealth Education site
- Continuing Education Credit: Up to 12.5 continuing education credits