Faculty PhotoWhat Is the Status of Personalized Immunosuppression?
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology/Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
Founding Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty PhotoManaging Long-Term Complications After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Matthew Carabasi, MD
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Faculty PhotoThe Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Stem Cell Transplant
Stephanie Farnia, MPH
Director, Payor Policy
National Marrow Donor Registry (NMDP) / Be the Match
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoKeynote Address: The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Medical Care and Costs
Vincent J. Felitti, MD
Co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Diego, California
Faculty PhotoAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children: Recent Findings
Nobuko Hijiya, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;
Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty PhotoBariatric Surgery for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD
Director, Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery
Co-Director, Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Professor, Division of General Surgery
Robert and Katherine Goodale Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoLiving Donor Liver Transplant: Update on Status and Current Outcomes
John R. Lake, MD
Executive Medical Director for Solid Organ Transplantation
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoInfertility: Elective Single-Embryo Transfer
Mark Leondires, MD
Medical Director
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
Norwalk, Connecticut
Faculty PhotoTrends in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
Sagar Lonial, MD
Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Vice Chair, Department of Clinical Affairs
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
Faculty PhotoAdvances in the Management of Intestinal Failure
George V. Mazariegos, MD, FACS
Chief, Pediatric Transplantation
Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation
Curtis Professor of Transplantation Surgery and Critical Care
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC;
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Faculty PhotoA New Approach for Evaluating Renal Function and Predicting Risk
William M. McClellan, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Faculty PhotoUpdates in Liver and Kidney Allocation Algorithms
David C. Mulligan, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair, Section of Transplantation and Immunology
Department of Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital Transplantation Center
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
Faculty PhotoVentricular Assist Devices: Utilization, Management, and Clinical and Financial Outcomes
Scott C. Silvestry, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Faculty PhotoPreventing and Managing Chronic Conditions: Strategies to Engage and Empower Consumers to Actively Participate in Their Health Care!
Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH
Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Conference Planning Committee

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology/Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
Founding Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Vice President
Physician in Chief, Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, Tennessee

David C. Mulligan, MD
Professor and Chair, Section of Transplantation and Immunology
Department of Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital Transplantation Center
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Martha L. New, BSN, RN, CCTC
Transplant Case Coordinator
Optum

John P. Roberts, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Chief, UCSF Medical Center Transplant Service
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, California

Arlene Rome, RN, BSN
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Anne M. Sendaydiego, PharmD
AMS Consulting, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky