Please note the following program was carried out on October 16, 2020.
 
11:00 – 11:10 – Welcome Remarks and Overview of the Day

11:10 – 11:45 – Panel and Q&A: Improving Access to Living Donation Through Research
Dr. Jag Gill, Dr. Nazia Selzner, Dr. Jennifer Flemming and Sylvie Charbonneau*
Join in on this panel discussion’s experience in conducting research with the objective of improving access to living donation in Canada today.

11:45 – 11:50 – Break

11:50 – 12:00 – Research 101: Focus on Living Donors
Paula Neves
Understand the process and how living donors are invited to join new research in Canada.

12:00 – 12:15 – My Experience in Research and Q&A
Craig Settee*
Listen in on a living donor as he discusses his experience of donation.

12:15 – 12:50 – Panel: Racial and sex-based disparities in transplantation and living organ donation
Dr. Mamatha Bhat, Dr. Rahul Mainra, Dr. Warren Fingrut and Mary Beaucage*
The panel will shed light on how to improve living organ donation rates and transplantation rates despite existing disparities.

12:50 – 12:55 – Q&A

12:55 – 13:00 – Closing Remarks and End of Block I

*Patient, Family and Donor Representative

14:00 – 14:10 – Welcome and Introductory Remarks

14:10 – 14:25 – Presentation and Discussion: Xenografts, ghost organs, human-porcine hybrids: the (possible) future of organ transplantation
Dr. Ian Rogers
Join us for this exciting presentation and open discussion on the possibilities of transplantation in the (near?) future.

14:25 – 14:35 – Q&A

14:35 – 14:50 – Mental Health in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis who Undergo Lung Transplant
Shannon Wright and Shilpa Raju*
A CDTRP 2019 Innovation Grant winner, we will listen to Shannon Wright as she explains the mental health project involving lung transplant recipients and Shilpa Raju, a lung recipient and CDTRP Patient, Family Donor Research Partner.

14:50 – 14:55 – Q&A

14:55 – 15:15 – Balancing Patient Expectations and Clinician Needs in Research
Nancy Mason MacLellan, Kate Chong* and Caroline Wong
There’s a fine-tuned balance between expectations and outcomes or needs in research projects; the session will discuss engagement on both levels.

15:15 – 15:20 – Break

15:20 – 16:30 – Audience Discussion: Next Priorities in Research as per Patient, Family and Donor Research Partners
Hans Vorster*, Kristi Coldwell*, Dr. Mélanie Dieudé, David Hartell, Dr. Allison Mah and Dr. Karthik Tennankore
This final session will be devoted to presenting new and exciting projects, as well as listening to the audience suggestions for next steps in research. Bring your suggestions!

*Patient, Family and Donor Representative

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