2018 Pediatric Transplant Symposium

Friday, May 4, 2018

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women | 4th Floor Conference Center | 6651 Main St. | Houston | 77030

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About the Conference

Join Transplant Services at Texas Children’s Hospital for a day of educational discussions on pediatric transplantation.

Speakers will include experts in heart, kidney, liver and lung transplant; Texas Children’s physicians and surgeons; patient families; and other guest speakers.

The symposium is targeted to a wide array of medical professionals including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, transplant coordinators, case managers, and more.

Speakers and Topics 

Emcee: Ryan Himes, MD, Transplant Medical Director of Quality

Breakfast & Check In: 7:15-8:00 am

Session I: 8:00-9:50 am

8:00-8:10 am Welcome and Introduction | Larry Hollier, MD, Surgeon-In-Chief

8:10-8:30 am Legacy Tower – a story of a building design with patients, families, staff and providers in mind | Janet Winebar, RN, Assistant Vice President, Maria Happe, RN, Clinical Senior Project Manager

8:30-9:15 am Kidney Paired Exchange | Eileen Brewer, MD, Kidney Transplant Medical Director

9:15-9:40 am 3D Printing and Transplantation | Thao Galvan, MD, Transplant Surgeon

9:40-9:50 am Transplant Recipient Experience | Brittany Iheomamere, Kidney Transplant Recipient

Break (Snacks/Coffee): 9:50-10:05 am

Session II: 10:05-12:05 am

10:05-10:50 am Dual Organ Transplant in the Cystic Fibrosis Patient: Liver and Lung | Daniel Leung, MD, Hepatologist and Ernestina Melicoff, MD, Lung Transplant Medical Director

10:50-11:35 am Improving Outcomes in Pediatric Liver Failure: Development of a Dedicated Liver ICU Team | Fong Lam, MD, Critical Care Medicine

11:35-12:05 pm Long-term Benefits of Transplantation | Abbas Rana, MD, Transplant Surgeon

Lunch/Moderated Poster Session 12:05-1:05 pm

Session III 1:05-2:20 pm

1:05-1:50 pm Cardiomyopathy/Congenital Heart Disease and the Road to Transplant | William Dreyer, MD, Heart Transplant Medical Director

1:50-2:20 pm: Multidisciplinary Approach to Transplant Care (Moderated Speaker Panel)

MD: Carolina Gazzaneo, MD (Lung) Pharmacist: Dana Cerminara, PharmD, BCPPS (Liver) Child Life Specialist: Julie Guillen, BS, CCLS (Kidney)
APP: Donna Garner, MSN, APRN, CPNP (Liver) Social Worker: Jose Ramirez, LCSW (Liver) Chaplain: James Denham, MDiv, BCC (PICU, PCU)
Transplant Coordinator: Katie Crockett, BSN, RN, CPON (Heart) Dietitian: Heather Ling, RD, CNSC, LD (Liver) PT/OT: Sarah Schwab, PT, DPT (Heart)

Snack/Break: 2:20-2:35 pm

Afternoon General Session 2:35-4:15 pm

2:35-3:05 pm Support and Care of the Patient with a Failing Graft | Mary Till Donaldson, LMSW, Lung Transplant Social Worker, and Ver’Tanya Jack, LMSW, Heart Transplant Social Worker

3:05-3:35 pm Pregnancy after Transplant & Outcomes | Lisa A. Coscia, RN, BSN, CCTC, Senior Registry Research Coordinator

3:35-4:20 pm Vascular Composite Allograft | Edward Reece, MD, Plastic Surgery

Evaluations 4:20-4:30 pm


Coming from Main Street? Look for TMC parking garage 21 signs.
Coming from Fannin? Look for TMC entrance 9/garage 21 signs for parking.

From the parking garage, take the elevator to the Fourth Floor and follow the directional signage.
Valet parking is also available at the main entrance at 6651 Main St.  Houston, Texas 77030.

Parking will NOT be validated.

Hotel Information

The hotel that is closest to Texas Children’s is the Marriott in the Medical Center, located at 6580 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030.

Contact Information

For more information on this conference, contact Melissa Nugent, Clinical Educator for Transplant Services, msnugent@texaschildrens.org or 832-822-1577.

Accreditation Statements

Provided by Texas Children’s Hospital.

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association. Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by the TMA to provide continuing education for physicians.

Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Texas Children’s Hospital is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing nursing education activity awards 6.5 contact hours.

The American Board of Transplant Certification (ABTC) has approved this educational offering for up to 6.5 Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs). CEPTC Provider Number: #885-00.

Continuing Education–Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians:
Texas Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing education by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of the Pediatric Transplant Symposium. The program/material is designated for level 2 CPE.

Continuing Education–Social Work:
Texas Children’s Hospital is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. Social work continuing education units provided, .7 hours of continuing education.

Continuing Education–PT/OT:
This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 7 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. Approval number: 63523TX.

Continuing competency/education units have been applied for through TOTA for occupational therapists. Approval is pending. Approval numbers will be sent to appropriate registrants once approved.