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The Use of New Agents and Their Roles in the Management, Control, and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Richard Bergenstal, MD
Executive Director
International Diabetes Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of this Potentially Debilitating Condition
Richard D. Brasington, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Rheumatology
Fellowship Program Director
Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

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Multiple Myeloma Treatment Options: Does One Size Fit All?
Francis K. Buadi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology
Department of Medicine/Transplant
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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Advances in the Treatment of Melanoma
Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD
Dr. John M. Skibber Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgical Oncology
Professor, Deptartment of Cancer Biology
Medical Director, Melanoma and Skin Center
Co-leader, Melanoma Moon Shot
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

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Liver Transplant and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
R. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS (Ed)
Director, Methodist Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Chief, Liver Transplantation Surgery
Director, Immunobiology Research Center
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston, Texas

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Pediatric Palliative Care: Navigating Towards Comfort
Richard D. Goldstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School;
Program Director, Robert's Program in Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics
Senior Physician
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Chronic Back Pain Management: What’s New in Treatment Options for this Population?
Franz Macedo, DO
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Is a Cure Within Reach? T-Cell Immunotherapy for Relapsed Leukemia
Shannon L. Maude, MD, PhD
St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Oncology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Keynote Address: Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century: A New World Order
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Regents Professor
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Director, Minnesota Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance
Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health;
Professor, Masters of Science in Security Technologies
Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering;
Adjunct Professor, Medical School
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Faculty PhotoLung Transplant: Current Status, What’s New?
Michael Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Congestive Heart Failure: Updates in Management
Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Duke Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Senior Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiology
Vice Chair for Clinical Practice, Department of Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

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Health Literacy, Communication and Chronic Disease Care
Dean Schillinger, MD
Director, Health Communications Program
UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Professor of Medicine in Residence
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

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Who Is Likely to Receive a Kidney Transplant?
Anton I. Skaro, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
Associate Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine;
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

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Organ Transplantations and Ethical Dilemmas
Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA
Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Erica Warlick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Faculty PhotoThe Role of Biosimilars in Health Care
Louis M. Weiner, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Oncology
Georgetown University School of Medicine;
Director, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) as a Public Health Crisis
Jay B. Wish, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Out-Patient Dialysis Unit
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana

Conference Planning Committee

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

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

Arlene Rome, RN, BSN
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

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

V. Silverstein, MD
Eagle Creek Medical Communications
Durham, North Carolina