3rd Annual UPMC Lung Transplant Symposium

September 27-28, 2018

3rd Annual UPMC Lung Transplant Symposium

Details

September 27-28, 2018

This conference will feature:

  • Donor heart and lung procurement simulation lab
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) simulation lab
  • Medical and surgical didactic sessions

Intent and Objectives

After taking part in this continuing medical education activity, surgeons, physicians, and other health care providers involved in lung transplant patient care will gain expanded knowledge of current practices in organ allocation and management.

Participants will learn the programmatic considerations facing high-volume lung transplant programs. Lung transplant team members will greatly increase their knowledge base in preoperative and perioperative aspects of lung transplant. Postoperative challenges of lung transplantation and special populations will be explored in depth.

Finally, participants will actively acquire improved skills in donor organ procurement and managing patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and will receive an introduction to emerging technologies such as ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP).

Who Should Attend

This program is intended for personnel and trainees involved in the care of lung transplant patients.

Presented By

Division of Lung Transplant/Lung Failure, UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

 

Course Directors

Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD, FACS

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chief, Division of Lung Transplantation/Lung Failure

Vice Chairman, Research Affairs and Education

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Matthew R. Morrell, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Lung Transplantation

University of Pittsburgh, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

 

Joseph M. Pilewski, MD

Associate Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, Physiology and Pediatrics

Co-Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

 

Pablo Sanchez, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Associate Director, Lung Transplantation and ECMO

Director, Lung Transplant Research

Director, EVLP Program

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Invited Faculty

Selim M. Arcasoy, MD, MPH

Dickinson W. Richards, Jr. Professor of Medicine (in Pediatrics)

Medical Program Director, Lung Transplantation Program

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center


 

Bartley P. Griffith, MD

Professor of Surgery

Thomas & Alice-Marie Hales Distinguished Professor of Surgery

Division of Cardiac Surgery

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Gabriel Loor, MD, FACC

Associate Professor of Surgery

Cardiothoracic Transplant and Circulatory Support

Baylor College of Medicine

Co-Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery

Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program 

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

William Robert Lynch, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Section of Thoracic Surgery

Department of Surgery

University of Michigan


 

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

 

Registration

Click the link to register on the right rail or visit https://ccehs.upmc.com

For more information, contact conference coordinator Angela Kinnunen at kinnunenae@upmc.edu or 412-770-4949.