Faculty Photo

The Challenge of Teens in Transplantation
Deborah Andersen, RN, BSN, CCTC
Manager, Liver and Intestinal Transplantation
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation: The Principles, the Process and When It Gets Personal
R. Gregory Bociek, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology and Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo Pancreatobiliary Disorders and Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation
Brian Boerner, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty Photo Human Research: Internal Controls, Scientific Method and Nursing Implications
Apar Ganti, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology and Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty Photo Human Research: Internal Controls, Scientific Method and Nursing Implications
Bruce Gordon, MD, FAAP
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty Photo

Liver Transplant: The Patient’s Story
Wendy Grant, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Surgery Clerkship Director
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Medical Director of Pediatric Transplantation
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

  Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation: The Principles, the Process and When It Gets Personal
Debra Hendriks
Transplant Patient Family Caregiver
Storm Lake, Iowa
Faculty Photo

Human Research: Internal Controls, Scientific Method and Nursing Implications
Maribeth Hohenstein, RN
Clinical Study Nurse Coordinator
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology and Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

Current Perspectives in the Management of Esophageal Cancer
Rudy Lackner, MD
Professor
Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo Philosophical Approach to Quality
Alan Langnas, DO
Chief, Section of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Director of Liver Transplantation
Program Director, Transplantation Surgery Fellowship
Director of Intestinal Transplantation
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty Photo

Heart Transplantation: Left Ventricular Assistive Devices (LVADs) and Destination Therapy
Brian Lowes, MD
William D. Angle Chair of Cardiology
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

The Role of Interventional Radiology in Delivering Locoregional Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Joseph McBride, MD
Assistant Professor
Chief, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Department of Radiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

   
Faculty Photo

What’s New and Interesting in the Treatment of Intestinal Failure
David Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Transplant Section
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

Continual Readiness in Kidney Transplantation: Stratifying Patient Risk to Improve Outcomes and Efficiency
Clifford Miles, MD
Co-Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Transplant Nephrologist
The Nebraska Medical Center;
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

Genetics Counseling: Indications and Risk/Benefit Considerations
Gwen Reiser, MS
Certified Genetics Counselor
Department of Genetic Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

 

Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation: The Principles, the Process and When It Gets Personal
Cory Roeder
Transplant Patient Family Caregiver
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation: The Principles, the Process and When It Gets Personal
Tawny Roeder, RN, MSN
Nurse Case Manager
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology and Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

Heart Transplantation: LVADs and Destination Therapy
Timothy Ryan, APRN-NP
Left Ventricular Assistive Device Coordinator
Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo

Pancreatobiliary Disorders and Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation
Christina Sailors, RN, BSN, CCTN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Liver and Intestinal Transplantation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo Treatment Options for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Aaron Sasson, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Center of Excellence
Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty Photo

The Role of Palliative Care in Transplantation
Todd Sauer, MD
Medical Director for Palliative Medicine
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty Photo Liver Resection and Case Studies
Luciano Vargas, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Abdominal Transplant Surgeon
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty Photo

Radiotherapy-Related Breast Toxicity: A Review of Chronic Toxicities
Andrew Wahl, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

 

Liver Transplant: The Patient’s Story
Larry Wentz
Liver Transplant Recipient
Sioux City, Iowa

Conference Planning Committee

Deborah Andersen, RN, BSN, CCTC
Manager, Liver and Intestinal Transplant
The Nebraska Medical Center

Haley Armstrong, BA
Marketing Outreach Consultant
The Nebraska Medical Center

Theresa Franco, RN, MSN
Executive Director, Cancer Care Service Line
The Nebraska Medical Center

Victoria Hunter, RN, RNC, BSN, CCTC
Manager, Kidney/Pancreas Program
The Nebraska Medical Center

Alan Langnas, DO
Professor
Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Transplantation
Director of Liver Transplantation
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
The Nebraska Medical Center

Barbara Lindberg, JD, RN
Director, Accreditation
OptumHealth Education

Peggy McKenzie
Office Coordinator
The Nebraska Medical Center

Suzanne Miller, RN, CCTC
Director of Solid Organ Transplant
The Nebraska Medical Center

Rita Potter, RHIA
Director of Managed Care
The Nebraska Medical Center

Brenda Ram, CMP, CCMEP
Coordinator Continuing Medical Education
Center for Continuing Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tracy Rheault
Administrator, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Aaron Sasson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology Center of Excellence
Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
The Nebraska Medical Center

Kim Schmit-Pokorny, RN, MSN, OCN
Manager, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Deborah Swanson, RN, BA
Contract Specialist
The Nebraska Medical Center

Lisa Vignolo
Marketing Outreach Consultant
The Nebraska Medical Center

Sue Wardian Hartung, RN, MSN, OCN
Coordinator of Patient/Family Education, Cancer Care Services
The Nebraska Medical Center

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