A number of transplant organizations from around the world have partnered to develop this educational webinar for the organ donation and transplantation communities. The goal was to share experiences to date and respond to questions about the impact of COVID-19 on organ donation and transplantation.

Enjoy the Town Hall by accessing the recording here.

Time Stamps to Presentations:

Introduction by Dr. Emily Blumberg, President of AST

COVID-19 Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention – Moderated by Dr. Deepali Kumar

4:55 – Background: SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 – Dr. Erika D. Lease

9:09 – U.S. Cases of COVID+ Organ transplants – Dr. Ajit P. LImaye

15:13 – Treatment – Antivirals and Immunomodulators – Dr. Paolo Antonio Grossi – Sette Laghi, Italy

22:30 – Preventive Strategies – Dr. Marian Michaels – University of Pittsburgh, United States

28:57 – Pediatric Considerations – Dr. Lara Danziger-Isakov – University of Cincinnati, United States

32:18 – Immunosuppression Management – Dr. Attillio Iacovoni, Heart Transplantation Unit, ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII – Bergamo, Italy

40:43 – Getting to Transplant: Donor Issues and Candidate Concerns moderated – Dr. Lloyd E. Ratner, Transplant Surgeon, Columbia University – New York, United States

43:03 – Diagnosis/Testing Platforms – Dr. Michael G. Ison, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Chicago, United States

48:26 – Donor Management Strategies – Dr. Ajit P. Limaye, University of Washington – Washington, United States

53:48 – Donor Strategies – Dr. Kevin O’Connor, LifeCenter Northwest – Washington, United States

1:02 – Candidate Concerns: Managing the Organ Offer – Dr. Luciano Potena – Policlinico Sant’Orsola-Malpighi, Italy

1:10 – Q&A moderated by Dr. Lloyd E. Ratner

1:25 – Operational Issues: In-House and Managing Patient Concerns moderated by Dr. Maryl R. Johnson, President-Elect of UNOS – Wisconsin, United States

1:26 – Management of the Transplant Program – Dr. Atul Humar, UHN – Toronto, Canada

1:31 – Managing Patient and Family Concerns – Stacee Lerret, PhD – Wisconsin, United States

1:37 – Practical approaches to visits off site – Dr. Lewis Teperman, Hofstra/Northwell Health, New York, United States

1:43 – Q&A moderated by Dr. Maryl Johnson

1:46 – Next Steps: Data Collection and Sharing moderated by Dr. Stuart C. Sweet –  St Louis, United States

1:46 – Data Collection: What do we need to know? Domains – Dr. Timothy Pruett – University of Minnesota, United States

1:52 – Clearing peer review to get information into journals efficiently – Ashley Morgan, Managing Editor, AJT – United States

1:54 – COVID-19 Resources and Final Thoughts moderated by Dr. Emily Blumberg, President of AST