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An Update on Liver Transplantation: Status of Live Donor Transplants for Adults
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, Illinois

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Pediatric Acute Liver Failure
Estella Alonso, MD
Medical Director, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Professor of Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Faculty Photo Liver Cancer Update
Talia Baker, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Organ Transplantation
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Photo Health Maintenance and Anticipatory Care: The Pediatric Kidney Recipient
Amy Bobrowski, MD, MS
Attending Physician, Kidney Diseases (Nephrology)
Instructor in Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Photo Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Autoimmune Diseases
Richard Burt, MD
Chief, Division of Immunotherapy
Tenured Associate Professor of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
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Intestinal Rehabilitation: The Latest and Greatest
Valeria Cohran, MD
Medical Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation/Transplant
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

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Alternative Donors and Stem Cell Transplantation: The “End Around” Play on the Immune System
Reggie Duerst, MD
Clinical Director, Stem Cell Transplant Program
Associate Professor
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

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Relevance of Traditional and Novel Prognostic Markers for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapies
Olga Frankfurt, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Attending Physician
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Faculty Photo Improving Transplant Opportunities With Kidney Paired Donation
John Friedewald, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Divisions of Nephrology and Organ Transplantation
Director, Clinical Research, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
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Infections in Transplantation: Has the Focus Shifted From Immunosuppression to Transmission?
Michael Ison, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation
Director, Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

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Portal Vein Thrombosis Before and After Transplantation: Surgical Alternatives
Rashmi Kabre, MD
Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

  Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Triumphs and Challenges
Steven Kindel, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
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The Changing Face of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: What’s Hot, What’s New?
Joseph Leventhal, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Renal Transplant Program
Director, Pancreas Transplant Program
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

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Coming of Age: Fertility Preservation in Pediatric, Adolescent and Young-Adult Patients
Barbara Lockart, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

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Pediatric Brain Tumors: Updates in Treatment and Care
Rishi Lulla, MD, MS
Attending Physician, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

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Cellular Transplantation: Islets, Tregs and Tolerance—a New Frontier
Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Director, Human Islet Transplantation Program
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

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The Surgical Approach in the Management of Heart Failure
Edwin McGee, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Surgical Director of the Center for Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute;
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

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Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Myeloma
Jayesh Mehta, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Deputy Director
Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center
Chicago, Illinois

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children; Recent Findings
Elaine Morgan, MD
Attending Physician of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Associate Director, The Bridges Program - Pediatric Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago;
Professor of Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

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Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
William Tse, MD, PhD
Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Conference Planning Committee

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Berni Chrobak, MSN, MBA, RN
Managed Care Contractor
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Greg Ciaciura
Manager, Transplant Program Development
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Lina Patel, MHA, FACHE
Administrative Director, Hematology, Oncology, Transplant
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Douglas Penrod, RN
Transplant Nurse Coordinator and Outreach Liason
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Brian Stahulak, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Administrator, Transplant, Hematology and Oncology Services
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Jessica Zimont, MSN, APN, NP-C, CCTN
APN Manager of Transplant Services
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago