Faculty PhotoIs There an Ethically Acceptable Threshold for Live Donor Risk?
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
Faculty PhotoMultiple Myeloma—New Therapies for an Old Paradigm
William I. Bensinger, MD
Member, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Director, Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, Washington
 Closing the Gap in Transfusion-Related Iron Overload
Vasilios Berdoukas, MBBS
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Faculty PhotoLate Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences
Co-leader, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program
Professor, Population Sciences
Director, Outcomes Research
Director, Center for Cancer Survivorship
Staff Physician, Pediatrics
City of Hope
Duarte, California
Faculty PhotoThe Evolving Role of Maintenance Therapy after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Michael R. Bishop, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Program
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty PhotoImmunosuppression—New Options on the Horizon
Kiran K. Dhanireddy, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Pancreas Transplantation
Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Faculty PhotoRealizing the Promise of Precision Medicine for Certain Cancers
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Oncology
Virginia E. and Samuel J. Golman Endowed Professorship of Medicine, Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Faculty PhotoTimely Referral of End-Stage Renal Disease Patients for Kidney Transplant Evaluation—Clinical and Financial Implications
Abhinav Humar, MD
Professor of Surgery
Clinical Director, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute;
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Faculty PhotoImmunotherapy: Revolutionizing the Way We Treat Cancer
Hatim Husain, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, California
Faculty PhotoDeveloping Better Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease
Cage S. Johnson, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics
Division of Hematology
Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Faculty PhotoUpdate on Malignant Melanoma
Karl Lewis, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado
Faculty PhotoIntestinal Failure—Indications for Transplant
Cal S. Matsumoto, MD
Assistant Professor
MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute;
Director, Small Bowel Transplantation
Director, Center for Intestinal Care and Transplant
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC
Faculty PhotoMyelodysplastic Syndromes—What Is on the Horizon?
Bruno Medeiros, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology)
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California
Faculty PhotoNursing Coordination in Patient Transition from the Transplant Team to the ICU Team
Christina Mielke, MBA, PHN, RN
Nurse Manager, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 Graft Versus Host Disease—New Strategy for Prevention
Jeanne M. Palmer, MD
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona
Faculty Photo

Islet-Cell Transplantation—The New Standard of Care
Andrew Posselt, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant Program
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, California

Faculty PhotoBaby Boomers and Hepatitis C
John P. Roberts, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Chief, UCSF Medical Center Transplant Service
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, California
Faculty PhotoBiomarkers in Solid Organ Transplantation—A Personalized Approach
Daniel R. Salomon, MD
Director, Laboratory for Functional Genomics
Medical Program Director, Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation
Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute ®
La Jolla, California
Faculty PhotoAllogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Alix E. Seif, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania;
Attending Physician
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Section
Division of Oncology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 Reduced-Intensity Transplantation for Hemoglobinopathy and Other Nonmalignant Disorders—The Pros and Cons
Ami Shah, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Mattel Children's Hospital
UCLA Health System
Los Angeles, California
Faculty PhotoThe Role of Palliative Care in Pre- and Post-Stem Cell Transplantation
Jacob J. Strand, MD
Director of Symptom Management, Pain and Quality of Life Clinic
Senior Associate Consultant
Section of Palliative Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoPediatric Heart Transplantation—A Multidisciplinary Approach
Justin Yeh, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Cardiology
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California


Conference Planning Committee

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

Michael R. Bishop, MD
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Barbara Lindberg, JD, RN
Activity Manager, Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Education

Arlene Rome, RN, BSN
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education