2019 Annual Scientific Meeting - Agenda
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Working Agenda

**This is a working agenda. Times and locations are subject to change.

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3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Registration and Exhibitor Set- Up

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Reception

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast in Exhibit Area

8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome & Introductions

8:15 am - 9:15 am
HLA Presentations

Precision Dosing of Immunosuppression: A Pharmacogenomics Perspective

Medhat Askar, MD, PhD, MSHPE, FRCPath, D(ABHI), D(ABMLI), HCLD(ABB) - Director, Transplant Immunology, Baylor University Medical Center

Transplanting the Highly Sensitized Patient

Cathi Murphey, BA, MS, PhD - Director, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab, Southwest Immunodiagnostics, Inc.

Mass Transfusion Protocols: The Unintended Impact on Organ Donation

Javier Nieto, MD, CSA, CPTC - Manager of Organ Clinical Operations, Southeast Region, LifeGift

9:15 am - 9:45 am Combined Liver Transplantation and Bariatric Surgery — Current Experience

Greg McKenna, MD, FRCSC, FACS - Director, Transplant Research, Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services

9:45 am - 10:00 am Break with Exhibitors

Sponsored by: Veloxis Pharmaceuticals

10:00 am - 11:15 am Keynote: Glenn Halff Lecture

Xenotransplantation – Which Patients and When?

David K. C. Cooper, MA, PhD, MD, MS, DSc(Med), FRCS, FACS, FACC, FAST - Professor of Surgery; Co-Director, Xenotransplantation Program, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

11:15 am - 11:45 pm Uterus Transplant

Greg McKenna, MD, FRCSC, FACS - Director, Transplant Research, Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch

Sponsored by: CareDx, Inc.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Abstract Winner

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Case Presentations

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Break with Exhibitors

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Alcoholic Hepatitis and Liver Transplant

James Trotter, MD - Baylor Scott & White Liver Consultants of Texas - Dallas

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm A Medical Community in the Weeds: Marijuana Use and Organ Transplantation

Scott Winder, MD MSc - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm TTS Board Meeting

6:30 pm Dinner on your own

7:00 am - 4:30 pm Registration

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast in Exhibit Area

8:00 am Welcome & Introductions

8:00 am - 8:30 am Normothermic Machine Perfusion - Pumping Livers in Texas

Malcolm MacConmara, MB BCh., FACS - Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

8:30 am - 9:00 am Donor Heart Transport Using Heart-In-A-Box Organ Perfusion System

Ken Liao, MD, PhD - Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Circulatory Support, Baylor College of Medicine

9:00 am - 9:30 am Portable Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion to Reduce Warm Ischemia Time and Increase Graft Usage

Gabriel Loor, MD - Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

9:30 am - 10:00 am The Role of Liver Transplantation in Patients with End-Stage Congenital Heart Disease

Ryan Davies, MD - Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

10:00 am - 10:15 am Break with Exhibitors

10:15 am - 11:00 am Keynote: Paul Peters Lecture

Enhancing the Risk-Benefit Balance for Hand Transplantation

W. P. Andrew Lee, MD - Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical Center

11:00 am - 11:30 pm The Rise and Fall of MELD

Parsia Vagefi, MD, FACS - Chief, Division of Surgical Transplantation, UT Southwestern

11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Physician Burnout

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Living Donor Liver Topic

Tarunjeet Klair, MD - Associate Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Racial Disparities Kidney allocation

Tony Castillo, MD - Racial/Ethnic Disparities, Kidney Transplantation, Implementation of the New Allocation System, Dallas Nephrology Associates

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Use of Pedicatric En Bloc for Adult Transplantation

Richard Dickerman, MD - Methodist Health System, Liver Institute

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break with Exhibitors

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm HIV and Solid Organ Transplant

Cedric Spak, MD, MPH - Transplant Infectious Disease, Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Expanding the Pool of Deceased Donors: Use of HCV and HIV Positive Organs

David Wojciechowski, DO - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm TBD

Juan Guerrero, MD - UT Health San Antonio

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner Event

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am - 9:00 am Business Meeting

The TTS Board

9:00 am - 9:30 am Outcomes Compliance, CMS Flagging and the Transplant Program Response

Alex Aussi, BSN, RN, MBA - CEO, Guidry & East, LLC

9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Impact of Allocation Changes and Recovery Centers

Yvette Chapman, RN, BSN, CCTC - Director, Southwest Transplant Alliance

Organ Allocation: It's Not Just Logistics

Jeffrey Orlowski, MS, CPTC - President and CEO, LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma

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Donna Smith, MSN, RN - Vice President Organ Operations, LifeGift

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Joe Nespral, MD, CPTC - Chief Executive Officer, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance

OPO Panel: The Effect of Allocation Changes on OPO & update on donor recovery centers

Carie Kadric, RN, BSHCA - Director, External Operations, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance

10:30 am - 11:00 am Freedom Day: An Innovative Approach to Transitioning Care in Abdominal Transplant Patients

Susan Neill-Fogus, BSN, RN - Manager of Quality and Compliance, Solid Organ Transplant, UT Southwestern Medical Center

11:00 am - 11:30 am Update on Heart Allocation

Ryan Davies, MD - Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

11:30 am Adjourn