What is that Bug? Current Infectious Diseases and their Risk to Transplantation



What is that Bug? Current Infectious Diseases and their Risk to Transplantation


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time  


Hedi Aguiar, RN, MSN, CCRN-K- Moderator
Senior Director or Programs, 
The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance
Coral Gables, FL

Cameron R. Wolfe, MBBS (Hons), MPH, FIDSA - Speaker
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical/Transplant Infectious Diseases
Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC


Zika, tuberculosis, chagas, histo, cocci, strongyloides, and many more infectious diseases: With new infections emerging every day, uncertainty rises in terms of how they might impact transplantation. Can an infected deceased donor donate and can these organs be used for transplantation? What can be treated, what should be avoided?  What impact might an infected organ have on graft and patient survival? During this webinar, a number of emerging regional infectious diseases of concern to the transplant community will be examined.

Target Audience:  

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the main emerging infectious diseases concerning the transplant community at this time.
  • Describe the effect of these infectious diseases on the potential transplant recipient
  • Discuss potential treatments for these infections, and when to maybe say no to an organ offer.
  • Identify the factors that pose concern and contraindications to transplantation

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