COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall #4

A number of transplant organisations from around the world continue their partnership to create a fourth educational webinar for the organ donation and transplantation communities. Our goal is to share experiences to date and respond to your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on organ donation and transplantation.

COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall #4 on December 3, 2020, 21:00-22:30 CET

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Talks will include:

What happened to transplantation during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

U.S. Experience (David Klassen, MD, UNOS)
European Experience (John Forsythe, National Blood Service, Transplant, UK)

What happened to the waitlist and outcomes during the pandemic?

U.S. Experience (Lloyd Ratner, MD, ASTS, AST)
European Experience (Patrizia Burra, MD PhD, ESOT)

​Impact of COVID-19 on the Workforce: The Challenges of Burnout
 The Current and Future State of Transplantation during the Pandemic

Strategies for doing COVID care and non COVID care simultaneously (Atul Humar, MD CST, AST)
Testing strategies and time-based clearance for those with history of COVID, including those awaiting transplant and in need of treatment for other medical issues, including rejection (Fausto Baldanti, MD, PhD, ESOT)
Therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2 infection in transplant candidates and recipients (Michael Ison, MD, MS, AST, TTS)
What is the future of vaccination, including for transplant candidates and recipients? (Cameron Wolfe, MD, AST)