Advances in Lung Transplantation: From Donor to Recipient



Advances in Lung Transplantation:  From Donor to Recipient

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time   

Travis Watson, RN - Moderator
Director of Clinical Operations
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD, FACS - Speaker
Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation & ECMO Programs
Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Matthew Ricks Morrell, MD - Speaker
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center


This webinar is intended to educate donor hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and transplant centers about the inherent challenges of balancing the increased utilization of deceased donor organs while improving recipient patient and graft survival. In order to meet the ever-increasing demand for viable organs, new and innovative approaches in donor management, organ preservation, and donor-recipient matching are paramount to helping us solve these issues.

Target Audience:  

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include  administrators, physicians, surgeons, nurses, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, coordinators, and other donation and transplantation professionals.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:
  • Explain main indications for lung transplant and possible contraindications.
  • Describe the basic approaches to donor management.
  • Describe recent advances that may expand the donor pool.
  • Discuss current approaches to donor and recipient size matching.
  • Describe how multidisciplinary programmatic changes can improve quality.