University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: UW transplant program will host transplant seminar in June

The UW Health Transplant Program will host Hope, Meet Gratitude – The UW Health Transplant Experience, June 7-8 at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar brings together leaders from the University of Wisconsin transplant program to share knowledge and emerging trends in the solid organ transplant field. Two faculty members from the Department of Surgery are slated to speak during the event — Dixon Kaufman, MD, PhD, professor of surgery and chairman of the Division of Transplantation, and Lucian Lozonschi, MD, associate professor of surgery and member of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

This educational conference is designed for health care professionals who care for or manage patients’ health care benefits, as well as those with an interest in solid organ transplantation, including nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and physicians. The program will incorporate stories from patients and their families as a way to describe the experience of organ donation from a transplant recipient’s perspective.

The conference is being held in conjunction with UW Health’s year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first organ transplantation at the University of Wisconsin.