Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Autoimmune Disease in Adults
Richard K. Burt, MD
Chief, Division of Medicine-Immunotherapy for Autoimmune Diseases
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois


Successful Stem Cell Transplantation for Adolescent and Young Adult Patients: Challenges in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survivorship
Kenneth R. Cooke, MD
Ohio Eminent Scholar and Leonard P. Hannah Professor in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio


Pharmaceuticals in Transplantation
Rebecca L. Corey, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Liver, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
Department of Pharmacy
Mayo Clinic Phoenix
Scottsdale, Arizona


Multiple Myeloma Update
Hien Duong, MD
Associate Staff Physician
Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio


What’s New and Promising in Treatment Options for Malignant Brain Tumors
John B. Fiveash, MD
Robert Y. Kim Outstanding Educator Endowed Chair
Associate Professor
Vice Chairman for Academic Programs
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Radiation Oncology; Interim Associate Director for Clinical Research
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama


Genetic Insights on Hereditary Cancers
James M. Ford, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine and Genetics
Divisions of Medical Genetics and Oncology
Director, Stanford Program for Clinical Cancer Genetics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California


Advances in the Management of Melanoma
Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Liver Transplantation for Malignant Disease
John A. Goss, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine;
Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program
St. Luke’s Cooley Transplant Center
Associate Chief, Transplant Service
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital;
Director, Liver Transplant Program
Texas Children’s Hospital;
Director, Liver Transplant Program
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Houston, Texas


Transition of Congenital Heart Disease Patients to Adulthood
John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC
Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
Co-Director, CV Genetics
Associate Director, HIRC
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio


Beyond Cancer Treatment: Navigating the Path of Cancer Survivorship
Anita Y. Kinney, PhD, RN
Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professorship in Cancer Research
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology
Section Chief, Cancer Population Sciences
Division of Epidemiology
Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Research Program
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah



Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Pediatric Solid Tumors
Leslie E. Lehmann, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School;
Clinical Director
Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts


An Overview of Stem Cell Transplantation
C. Frederick LeMaistre, MD
Chief of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant
Vice President
Sarah Cannon Cancer Services
Nashville, Tennessee


National Marrow Donor Program: Strategies to Increase the Stem Cell Transplant Registry and Numbers Projected by 2020
Navneet Majhail, MD, MS
Medical Director
Director of Health Services Research
National Marrow Donor Program
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Treatment of Intestinal Failure: Rehabilitation and Transplantation
David Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program
Associate Professor of Surgery
Liver/Small Bowel Transplant Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Pavuluri Quamme

The Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
Sudha R. Pavuluri Quamme, MD
Clinical Research Specialist/Program Manager
Transplant Clinical Trials
Department of Surgery
Division of Transplantation
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin


Management of Ventricular Assist Devices;
The Evolution of Lung Transplantation in the Adult Population

Michael Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNS
Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: Treatment and Monitoring
Jerald P. Radich, MD
Associate Professor, Medical Oncology Division
University of Washington School of Medicine;
Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington


Ethical Issues in Liver Transplantation
John P. Roberts, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplantation
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, California


Current Management of Prostate Cancer: Assisting Consumers in Making Informed Decisions
Thomas Schwaab, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York


Graft-Versus-Host Disease: Chronic and Acute
Scott Solomon, MD
Director, Unrelated Donor Program
The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program;
Co-Medical Director Hemapheresis Laboratory
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia


Cancer Pain Management: Finding the Best Treatment for Patients
Karen Stanley, RN, MSN, AOCN, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Pain and Symptom Management
Past President, Oncology Nursing Society;
Nursing Consultant, Cancer Care
Wilton, Connecticut


Breast Cancer: What’s New in Treatment and Research?
Naoto T. Ueno, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Executive Director, Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program and Clinic;
Section Chief, Translational Breast Cancer Research
Department of Breast Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas


Kidney Paired Donation: One Year Post the United Network for Organ Sharing Pilot
Jeffrey L. Veale, MD
Transplant Surgeon
Director, Kidney Transplant Exchange Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
David Geffen School of Medicine;
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Conference Planning Committee

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Activity Director
OptumHealth Education

Jon Friedman, MD
National Medical Director
OptumHealth Care Solutions

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Frank Irwin, MD
National Medical Director, Transplant & CHD
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions

Barbara Lindberg, JD, BSN, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Education

Michael Rosen, MD
Senior National Medical Director, Clinical Content
OptumHealth Care Solutions

Arthur H. Rossof, MD, FACP
National Medical Director, Oncology
OptumHealth Care Solutions

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