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

Please join us Wednesday 15, 2020, 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT for a chance to have your questions answered:


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

Hosts - Transplant Families (moderator TBD)


1. Opening comments/Housekeeping

2. Overview

George V. Mazariegos

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

Diana A. Shellmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry Pediatric Psychologist

UPMC/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Nursing panelist - TBD

4. Closing comments

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