Dr. Michael BishopCancer Immunotherapy: Basic Principles, Mechanisms and Applications
Michael R. Bishop, MD
Director, Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Program
Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Jeffrey ChellNational Marrow Donor Program: A Resource for Unrelated Donors
Jeffrey W. Chell, MD
Executive Director, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR);
Chief Executive Officer
National Marrow Donor Program
Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Robert CollinsAn Overview of the Blood/Marrow Transplant Process
Robert H. Collins, Jr., MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Hematologic Malignancies/Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Dr. Kenneth Cooke

Challenges in the Care of Children and Adolescent Young Adults Undergoing Transplantation
Kenneth R. Cooke, MD
Herman and Walter Samuelson Professor of Oncology
Professor of Oncology and Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;
Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Sanjeet DadwalThe Management of Infections in Blood/Marrow Transplant Recipients
Sanjeet S. Dadwal, MD, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Division of Infectious Disease
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA
Dr. Wayne FranklinCongenital Heart Disease: Incidence, Diagnosis, Complications and Management
Wayne J. Franklin, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Cardiology Faculty
Baylor College of Medicine;
Director, Texas Adult Congenital Heart Program
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Houston, Tx
 An Overview of Pharmaceuticals Utilized in Organ Transplantation
Andrew Freeman, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Abdominal Transplant
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA
Dr. Mark GhobrialImmune Tolerance in Kidney and Liver Transplantation: What’s New?
R. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS (Ed)
Director, Methodist Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Chief, Liver Transplantation Surgery
Director, Immunobiology Research Center
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston, TX
Dr. Cybele GhosseinChronic Kidney Disease: Overcoming Barriers to Patient Care and to Successful Implementation of Clinical Guidelines
Cybele Ghossein, MD
Associate Professor of Nephrology and Hypertension
Associate Chief of Clinical Operations
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Medical Director, Medical and Surgical Subspecialties
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL
Jill LesliePharmaceuticals in Blood/Marrow Transplantation
Jill K. Leslie, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Bone Marrow Transplant and Hematology Services
Franciscan St. Francis Health
Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplant
Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Geroge LossAbdominal Transplantation 101: Treatable Diseases, Evaluation, Hospitalization and Posttransplant Care
George E. Loss, Jr., MD, PhD, FACS
Chief of Surgical Services
System Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Multi-Organ Transplant Institute
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA
Dr. Michael PettyThoracic Transplantation 101: Evaluation, Hospitalization, Posttransplant Care and Complications
Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Optimal Management to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in Heart Failure Patient

Michael Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Vivek RoyBlood/Marrow Transplantation: Trends in Patients Aged 65 and Older with Cancer
Vivek Roy, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Consultant Hematologist
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Stuart SweetOrgan Procurement: Strategies to Close the Gap Between the Supply and Demand for Organs
Stuart C. Sweet, MD, PhD
W. McKim Marriott Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis;
Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, MO


Conference Planning Committee

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Anne M. Sendaydiego, PharmD
AMS Consulting, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky

V. Silverstein, MD
Eagle Creek Medical Communications
Durham, North Carolina