Anderson Pediatric Liver Transplantation for Hepatic Malignancies: Lessons Learned and Future Direction
Christopher Anderson, MD, FACS
Director, Division of General Surgery
Chief, Abdominal Transplantation Section
St. Louis Children's Hospital;
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Bathon Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care: Challenges and Strategies for Success
Rebecca Bathon, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
JBrunner The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database(SCTOD)—Past, Present and Future
Janet Brunner, PA-C
CIBMTR Program Director of Data Operations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Canter The Evolution of Therapy for Advanced Pediatric Heart Failure
Charles E. Canter, MD
Medical Director, Heart Failure/Transplant Program
St. Louis Children's Hospital;
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Chapman Strategies for Liver Transplantation for Cholangiocarcinoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Beyond Milan Criteria
William Chapman, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital;
Professor and Chief, Section of Transplantation
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
DiPersio The Impact of Clinical Trials on Transplantation
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD
Deputy Director
Siteman Cancer Center;
Chief, Division of Oncology
Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Godsey The CIBMTR and SCTOD—Past, Present, and Future
Elizabeth Godsey, BS Statistics
Financial Project Manager
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Green

Keynote: The Boy Who Saved Thousands of Lives
Reg Green
Donor Father;
President, Nicholas Green Foundation
La Cañada, California

Grossman Extracorporeal Photopheresis
Brenda J. Grossman, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Blood Bank
Attending Physician, Transfusion Medicine Service
Barnes-Jewish Hospital;
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Hachem Evolution of Lung Transplantation in the Adult Population
Ramsey Hachem, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
Washington University School of Medicine;
Transplant Pulmonologist
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Hmiel Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Solid Organ Transplantation
Paul Hmiel, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program
St. Louis Children's Hospital;
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Klein Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation
Christina Klein, MD
Medical Director, Pancreas Transplant
Director, High Risk Kidney Transplant
Barnes-Jewish Hospital;
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases
University of Washington School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Kullgren Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care: Challenges and Strategies for Success
Kristin A. Kullgren, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Moss Role of the Psychosocial Team in the Pretransplant Process
Becki Moss, BS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Mottola-Ernst Role of the Psychosocial Team in the Pretransplant Process
Lisa Mottola-Ernst, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Shenoy Reduced-Intensity Transplantation for Hemoglobinopathy and Other Nonmalignant Disorders: The Pros and Cons
Shalini Shenoy, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
St. Louis Children's Hospital;
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Silvestry What’s New in Mechanical Support and Miniature Ventricular Assist Devices
Scott C. Silvestry, MD
Surgical Director, Heart Transplant and MCS Programs
Barnes-Jewish Hospital;
Associate Professor of Surgery
Washington University Medical School
St. Louis, Missouri
Sweet Unique Perspectives in Infant Lung Transplantation
Stuart Sweet, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program
St. Louis Children's Hospital;
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Thompson Role of the Psychosocial Team in the Pretransplant Process
Suzanne Thompson, PhD
Child Psychologist
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Vij Stem Cell Transplantation Strategies for Multiple Myeloma
Ravi Vij, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology, Section of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Leukemia
Washington University School of Medicine
Siteman Cancer Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Wellen Increasing Utilization of Kidneys to Decrease the Time on the Wait List and Pancreatic Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes
Jason Wellen, MD
Director, Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation
Barnes-Jewish Hospital;
Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, Section of Transplant Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Westervelt Stem Cell Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Peter Westervelt, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine;
Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation/Leukemia
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

Conference Planning Committee


Karen Babos, DO, MBA
Senior National Medical Director
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions
Michelle Nadler, RN, PNP-BC
Pediatric Liver Transplant Nurse Practitioner
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Susan Basile, RN, BSN
Transplant Financial Coordinator
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Kathie Rainey
BMT Program Specialist
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Traci Boschert, RN, BSN, CCTC
Heart Transplant Coordinator
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Greg Richardson, RN, CCTC
Manager Cardiothoracic Transplant, Heart Failure and Ventricular Assist Device Programs, BJH
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Carole Branch, MSN, RN, PNP-BC
Inpatient Lung Transplant Advanced Nurse Practice Nurse
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Gene Ridolfi, BA, RN
Director, Transplant Services
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Director
OptumHealth Education
Susan Schuh
Planning Manager, Planning & Business Development
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Manager, Clinical Programs
OptumHealth Education
Pegi Shaner, MSN, RN, CPNP
Pulmonary Hypertension Nurse Practitioner
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Christine Huskey, RN
BMT Coordinator
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Martha J. Stipsits, RN, BSN, CCRN
Abdominal Organ Transplant Program Manager
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Kristin A. Kullgren, PhD
Clinical Psychologist; Program Director, Department of Psychology
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Katie Tarantola, MPH, MSW, LCSW
Pediatric Social Worker, Cardiology and Heart Transplant
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Stephanie Larson, RN, BSN, OCN
Outpatient BMT, Leukemia & Lymphoma
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Suzanne M. Thompson, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Department Psychology
St. Louis Children's Hospit
Linda Laub, RN, MSN
Outpatient Nurse Manager, Stem Cell Transplantation, Leukemia & Lymphoma
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Marita Wehde, RN, BSN, CHTC
Assistant Clinical Manager
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barbara Lindberg, JD, RN
Director and Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Education
Sharon Wheeler, RN, MSN, CCTC, NE-BC
Manager, Transplant Services
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Lisa McCleave, RN, MSN, CCTC
Liver/Kidney Transplant Coordinator
St. Louis Children's Hospital
 
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