Preventing Relapse after Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT): Focus on Acute Myeloid Leukemia; and
The Impact of Early Referral: Role for the Case Manager

Edward Agura, MD
Medical Director
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Baylor Health Care System
Dallas, Texas

Managing the Wait List: The Balance Between Patient Wishes, Referring Physicians and Program Needs
Sumeet Asrani, MD
Transplant Hepatologist
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Myeloma Update: Integrating New Drugs with Transplantation
Brian Berryman, MD
Medical Director
Blood and Marrow Transplant Outreach Programs/Clinics
Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Blood and Marrow Transplant
Dallas, Texas

Preemptive Kidney Transplant: Avenue to Better Outcomes and Quality of Life; and
The Future of Kidney Transplant in the Era of an Aging Population,
Increased Sensitization and Metabolic Disease

Bernard Fischbach, MD
Medical Director, Renal and Pancreas Transplantation
Baylor Health Care System
Dallas, Texas

Heart Transplant Wrap-up;
Heart Transplantation: Past, Present, Future; and Hope for the High-Risk Heart Transplant Patient 

Gonzalo V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD
Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation
Chief of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

When to Refer: The Transplant Evaluation Process
Shelley Hall, MD
Medical Director
Cardiac Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Congestive Heart Failure Programs
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Hub and Spoke System: The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program
Omar Hernandez, BSN, RN, CCRN
Supervisor, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Weight Loss Surgery for Patients with Hepatic Dysfunction
Colleen Kennedy, MD
Medical Director, Weight Loss Surgery
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
Dallas, Texas

Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Auto Transplant
Marlon Levy, MD
Director, Islet Cell Transplantation
Baylor University Medical Center;
Surgical Director, Transplantation
Baylor All Saints Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Left Ventricular Assist Device: Present and Future
Brian Lima, MD
Director
Clinical Research, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

The Finances of Transplantation: The Financial Impact of Living Donation
Kristin McClain, MBA
Director, Transplant Business Operations
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute
Dallas, Texas

National Trends and Accreditation in Blood and Marrow Transplant
Alan Miller, MD, PhD
Chief of Oncology
Director
Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
Dallas, Texas

Collection, Processing, and Administration of Autologous and Allogeneic Stem Cells; and
Haplotype Transplants: Past, Present and Future

Luis Pineiro, MD
Medical Director,
Bone Marrow Processing Lab and Special Blood Services Lab
Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
Dallas, Texas

Living Donor Liver Transplant: Why and When; and
Transplant Ethics
Giuliano Testa, MD, MBA
Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Strategies to Prevent and Treat Viral Infections in BMT Patients
Estil Vance, MD
Medical Oncologist
Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
Dallas, Texas

Conference Planning Committee

Edward Agura, MD
Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Baylor Health Care System

Deanna Brown, BSN, RN
Director, Texas Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant Services
Baylor Health Care System

Charlene Cink, MS, RN
Director of Heart and Lung
Baylor Health Care System

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Kathy Manley, RN, BSN, CCTC
Manager, Clinical Operations Solid Organ Transplant
Baylor Health Care System

Eric Presson, MHA, FACHE
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant
Baylor Health Care System

Betsy Stein, MBA
Operations Director, Solid Organ Transplant
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute

Giuliano Testa, MD, MBA
Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Baylor University Medical Center