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Wed, Apr 15



COVID-19 Transplant Families Townhall

COVID-19 Q&A Panel with Organ Failure/Transplant Experts for Parents, hosted by Transplant Families

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COVID-19 Transplant Families Townhall
COVID-19 Transplant Families Townhall

Time & Location

Apr 15, 2020, 3:20 PM – 5:00 PM MST


About the event

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Transplant Families, in partnership with several pediatric transplant centers and professional organizations, will be hosting a COVID-19 Question & Answer session to help address parental concerns as it pertains to the virus and pediatric transplant community.

Host - Transplant Families (moderator TBD)


1. Opening comments

2. Overview

George V. Mazariegos, MD

Chief, Pediatric Transplantation

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

3. Moderated Q&A panel featuring:

Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at Penn and Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kevin P. Daly, MD

Attending, Department of Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Boston Children's Hospital

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH

Director, Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Reggie E. Duerst, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director, Stem Cell Transplant Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Molly Dugan, LCSW, CCTSW

Lead Social Worker, Advance Cardiac Therapies Program Social Worker, Heart Transplant/Heart Failure/VAD

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Antonette Flecha, Pharm.D.

Instructor, Einstein School of Medicine, Division of Hepatology

Clinical Transplant Pharmacy Manager at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx NY

Vicky Ng, MD, FRCP

Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program, Transplant Centre

Staff Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)

Marc Schecter, MD

Clinical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program/Professor of Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Caitlin Shearer RN, BSN, CPN

Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Seattle Children's

Diana A. Shellmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry

Pediatric Psychologist UPMC/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

4. Closing

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