27th Annual National Conference

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Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy: A Cure for Cancer?
Michael R. Bishop, MD
Director, Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Program
Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

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What Outcomes of Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Matter Most to Patients?
Linda J. Burns, MD
Vice President and Medical Director,
Health Services Research
National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match
Minneapolis, MN

 

The Impact of Interprofessional Patient-centered Care in Transplantation
Jennifer Eldred, PA-C
Critical Care Medicine
Surgical/Transplant Intensive Care Unit-5TS ICU
Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

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Culinary Medicine: Transforming Health Through Nutritional Education
Timothy Harlan, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Services
Executive Director: Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

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Simultaneous Heart-Liver Transplantation for the Treatment of Decompensated Fontan Patients
Seth Hollander, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation
Associate Section Chief,
Pediatric Heart Failure & Transplantation (PACT Program)
Stanford University School of Medicine;
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Palo Alto, CA

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Prostate Cancer: Guideline Recommendations and Emerging Therapies
Manish Kohli, MD
Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
Consultant, Department of Urology
Professor of Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

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Strategies to Predict, Induce and Monitor Graft Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation
Joseph R. Leventhal, MD, PhD
Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery
Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Associate Director, Pancreas Transplant Program
Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

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Trends and Innovations in Organ Transplantation
Benjamin Dann Mackie, MD
Cardiology Specialist
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, FL

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Pankaj Madan, MD, MS
Medical Director
South Texas Adult Congenital Heart Center
Methodist Healthcare
San Antonio, TX

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The Current Status of the Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on Transplantation
Gregory J. McKenna, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Medical Director, Transplant Surgery Research
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, TX

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Current Approaches to Intestinal Failure including a Patient’s Perspective
Audrea Medina
Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Patient
Omaha, NE

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Current Approaches to Intestinal Failure including a Patient’s Perspective
David F. Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

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Pediatric Medical Home
Cynthia Peacock, MD, FAAP, FACP
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Transition Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

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The Evidence for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Low-back Pain
Robert B. Saper, MD
Director of Integrative Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

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Diabetic Management: Latest Guidelines and Emerging Technological Advances
Gregg Simonson, PhD
Director, Professional Training and Consulting
International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet
Minneapolis, MN

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The Impact of Interprofessional Patient-centered Care in Transplantation
Ram Subramanian, MD, MBA
Transplant Hepatologist & Intensivist
Medical Director, Liver Transplant
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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Trends and Innovations in Organ Transplantation
Amit D. Tevar, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Surgical Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

 

The Impact of Interprofessional Patient-centered Care in Transplantation
Sarah B. Todd, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator – Solid Organ Transplant/Infectious Disease
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Liver Transplantation
Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

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Best Practices and Emerging Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Erica Warlick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, MN

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, IL

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS
Ray D. Owens Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplantation
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health;
University Hospital
Madison, WI

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Crystal Wong, MD
President
Propoint Medical Writing
Wexford, PA