Recorded on December 17th, 2020

With presentations from expert panelists:
  • Dr. Yasuhiro Shudo / Stanford University 
    Pioneering Advanced Preservation on the West Coast
  • Dr. Rajamiyer Venkateswaran / Wythenshawe Hospital
    ISLT Consensus Statement and the UK National Sherpa Program
  • Dr. Ulrich Stock / Harefield Hospital 
    Introduction to Advanced Hypothermic Preservation
  • Dr. Jeffery Jacobs / University of Florida 
    Experience with Advanced Preservation in Pandemic Heart Transplantation

Past Webinars

WEBINAR EPISODE #4: Heart Transplantation in a Viral Pandemic

  • On-demand Recording of the May 5th webinar can be found here.
    • David D’Alessandro, MD / Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices / Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Jennifer A. Cowger, MD MS / Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program & Co-Director, Medical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit / Henry Ford Hospitals
    • Edward Staples, MD / Retired Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplant Program / UF Health Shands Hospital
    • Eric Adler, MD FACC / Professor of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine & Director, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support / UC San Diego Health
  • On-demand Recording of the April 22nd webinar can be found here.
  • Summary Notes of the presentations can be found here.
    • Andreas Zuckermann, MD / Director, Cardiac Transplantation, Medical University of Vienna – AKH Vienna, Austria
    • Cristiano Amarelli, MD / Department of Cardiac Surgery and Transplants, Monaldi, A.O. dei Colli, Naples, Italy
    • Rajamiyer Venkateswaran, MD FRCS-CTh / Consultant Cardiac Surgery & Transplantation / Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK
    • Juan Bustamante-Munguira, MD PhD MPH / Chief, Cardiac Surgery / Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, Spain

WEBINAR EPISODE #2: Heart Transplantation in a Viral Pandemic

  • On-demand Recording of the April 15th webinar can be found here.
  • Summary Notes of the presentations can be found here.
    • Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD / Section Chief, Heart Failure Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support / Stanford University
    • Ann Woolley, MD / Associate Clinical Director, Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases / Brigham & Women’s Hospital
    • Juan-Miguel Gil-Jaurena, MD / Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery / Hospital Gregorio Marañón
    • Luciano Potena, MD / Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program / Bologna University Hospital

WEBINAR EPISODE #1: Heart Transplantation in a Viral Pandemic

  • On-demand Recording of the April 7th webinar can be found here.
  • Summary Notes of the presentations can be found here.
    • Chetan Patel, MD / Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant Program, Duke University
    • Andreas Zuckermann, MD / Director, Cardiac Transplantation, Medical University of Vienna – AKH Vienna
    • Scott Silvestry, MD / Surgical Director, Thoracic Transplant Programs, AdventHealth Orlando
    • David Klassen, MD / Chief Medical Officer, UNOS

CMS Recommendations for Determining Elective Surgeries

15 March 2020 – Tiered framework proposed by CMS on 15 March 2020 for defining elective vs essential procedures. Transplants defined as Tier 3b under this framework.

OPTN Policy Change for COVID-19 Emergency

17 March 2020 –  Policy change description for clinical data requirements on waitlist transplant candidates during the COVID-19 Emergency.

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