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Infectious Disease Challenges in Solid Organ Transplantation
Jay Alan Fishman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Associate Director, Mass General Transplant Center;
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases and Compromised Host Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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Transplant Trends: Current Data and Statistics
Sommer Gentry, PhD
Professor, Mathematics Department
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Research Associate, Department of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

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Optimizing Care for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: a Multidisciplinary Approach
Christopher B. Granger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Faculty PhotoThe Increase in Suicide Across the U.S.
Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD
Vice President of Research
American Society for Suicide Prevention
New York, NY
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS—Live-Donor Liver Transplant: Changing the Paradigm
Abhinav Humar, MD
Clinical Director
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at UPMC;
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Pittsburgh, PA

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Optimizing Care for Children with Medical Complexity: The Team-Based Approach
Amie Jones, MD
Consultant, Division of General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


KEYNOTE ADDRESS—Live-Donor Liver Transplant: Changing the Paradigm
Rina Kader
Living Liver Donor

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Where Have All the Pancreata Gone? A Crisis in Modern Day Transplantation
Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS
Ray D. Owen Professor and Chair
Division of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Transplant Service Line
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation
UW School of Medicine and Public Health;
UW Health
Madison, WI

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Update in the Utilization of Blood/Marrow Transplant and Emerging Diagnoses on the Horizon
Krishna V. Komanduri, MD
Kalish Family Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology
Chief, Division of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami, FL

 The Case for Community-based, High-Risk Women’s Cancer Programs
Dax Kurbegov, MD
Vice President
Physician-in-Chief of Clinical Programs
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN
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The CAR T-cell Therapy Tsunami: Emerging Therapies and Barriers to Access
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President, Market Operations
Physician-in-Chief, Hematology
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN


KEYNOTE ADDRESS—Live-Donor Liver Transplant: Changing the Paradigm
Wayne Livingston
Liver Transplant Recipient

Faculty PhotoCancer Survivorship: A Personalized Precision Approach
Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing
Director of Cancer Survivorship
University of North Carolina
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC
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Advances in Abdominal Transplant in the Last Quarter Century
Charles M. Miller, MD
Enterprise Director of Transplantation
Director, Transplantation Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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Hepatitis C Virus Positive Donors for Uninfected Recipients: Are High-Risk Donors a Potential Cost-Effective Approach to Save Lives?
John P. Roberts, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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End-of-Life Care in America: Ethics is Quality, Quality is Ethics
Nneka O. Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM
Director, Clinical Ethics Department
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Faculty PhotoCost Effectiveness in Cancer Care: Finding the Path to Progress
Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, FASCO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Public Policy, and Population Science
Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, NC

Conference Planning Committee

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

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

C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President
Sarah Cannon Market Operations
Physician in Chief of Blood Cancers
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Crystal Wong, MD
Propoint Medical Writing
Wexford, PA