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Invited Speakers


Timothy Pruett, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Transplantation
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Organ Transplantation: The View from 30,000 Feet

Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Director, Incompatible Kidney Transplant and Kidney Paired Donation Programs
Director, CTI Outcomes Research Center
Director, Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Increasing Access to Kidney Transplantation: Novel Strategies to Expand Living Donation

Andrew Adams, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Emory Transplant Center
Atlanta, Geoargia
Next Generation Costimulation Blockade and Xenotransplantation

David C. Mulligan, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery (Transplant)
Section Chief, Transplantation and Immunology
Yale Transplant Center
New Haven Connecticut
Update on Liver Allocation and Distribution

James R. Rodrigue, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair, Clinic Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Strategies for Safely Expanding Live Donor Kidney Transplantation

Koray Acarli, MD
Professor of Transplant Surgery
Memorial Sisli Hastanesi
Istanbul, Turkey
How has Live Donor liver transplantation influenced the treatment of HCC?

William Bracamonte-Baran, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University – School of Medicine
Department of Pathology – Division of Immunology
Autoimmune Disease Research Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Unique Properties of Cardiac Innate Lymphoid Cells: Transplantation and Autoimmunity Perspectives

Alan Reed, MD MBA FACS
Professor and Chief, Transplant and HPB Surgery
Director, UI Organ Transplant Center
Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
Medicare’s Post-SGR Reform (QPP) And Its Impact on Solid Organ Transplantation

Bruce Kaplan, MD
Raleigh R White Professor and Vice President
Baylor Scott and White Health
Temple , Texas
Biomarkers in Transplant: Random Thoughts

Nir Uriel, MD
Louis Block Professor in Medicine
Director, Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Joe Sinacore
Director of Education and Development
National Kidney Registry
Babylon, New York
National Kidney Registry


Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH
Professor of Surgery
Director, Renal & Pancreatic Transplantation
Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York
Access to Transplantation: Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?

Jose Oberholzer, MD
Chief, Division of Transplant
University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Overcoming Barriers to Kidney Transplantation

Linda Ohler, MSN, RN, CCTC, FAAN
Quality and Regulatory Manager
George Washington University Transplant Institute
Washington, DC
QAPI: The Key to Ensuring Great Outcomes (and avoiding MPSC and CMS oversight)

George Loss, MD, PhD, FACS
Chief of Surgical Services
AMD, System Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Multi-Organ Transplant Institute
Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, Louisiana
Quality and Surgery. The Ochsner Liver Transplant Surgery Program: A Case Study

Hēth R. Turnquist, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Immunology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
IL-33 and its receptor, ST2: Emerging biomarkers and therapeutic targets in solid organ and bone marrow transplantation

Andrew Schaefer
Noah Harding Chair and Professor
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University
3085 Duncan Hall
Houston, Texas
An Overview of Mathematical Models in Organ Transplantation

Dr. Charles Miller
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio
My 23 Year Odyssey in Living Donor Liver Transplantation – Preparing for the Inevitable

John Friedewald, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine & Surgery
Divisions of Nephrology/Hypertension & Organ Transplantation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
New Kidney Allocation System, 1 year After Implementation

Jesse Schold, PhD
Associate Staff, Health Outcome Research and Clinical Epidemiology
Director of Outcomes Research and Medical Informatics
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Current Trends and Challenges in the Organ Transplantation Regulatory Environment

Peter Thule
Professor of Medicine, Emory University chool of Medicine
Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids Section
Chief, Atlanta VA Medical School
Atlanta, Georgia
Gene Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes


Subra Malarkannan, PhD
Professor of Medicine-Hematology and Oncology &
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NK Cells and Epithelial Cell Regeneration

Zoe Stewart, MD, PhD, FACS
Surgical Director Kidney, Pancreas, & Living Donor Transplant
Assistant Professor of Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery
University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center
Iowa City, Iowa
Liver Pulsatile Preservation: The Wave of the Future?

Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
Associate Vice Chair for Research
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transpantation
Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Living Donor Champion Program

Gilles Benichou, PhD
Associate Professor
MGH/Harvard Medical School
Surgery Department, Transplantation Research Center,
Boston, Massachusetts
Pathways of Allograft Rejection in Mice and Primates

Milagros Samaniego, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Enabling Transplantation o fDifficult Patients While Improving Living Transplant Rates & Podocyte: The Forgotten Cell and Unknown Pathways to Injury

Alan Leichtman
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
KPD: Different Means, Different Ends?

Munci Kalayoglu, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Organ Transplantation
Memorial Hospital
Piyale Pasa Bulvari 34385 Okmeydani
Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
How to Manage a Liver Transplantation Program in a Region with Insufficient Deceased Donor Support

Daniela Ladner, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation
Director Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC)
Comprehensive Transplant Center
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
NUTORC – The pains and gains of building a trans-disciplinary collaborative research group

Burak Kocak, MD
Associate Professor of Urology and Organ Transplantation,
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Program,
Istanbul Memorial Hospital Department of Organ Transplantation,
Istanbul, Turkey
Building a Transplant Program in a Developing Country

David E. R. Sutherland, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery
Founding Director Emeritus, Schulze Diabetes Institute
Dobbs Diabetes Research Chair
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Evolution of Beta Cell Replacement Therapy

Jesse Schold, PhD
Kidney Transplant and Outcomes Measurement

Dr. Dan Brennan
Alan A. & Edith L. Wolff Professor of Renal Diseases
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Transplant Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Recurrent and De Novo TMA After Kidney Transplantation

Jeffrey L. Platt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lessons from Transplantation


Peter Stock, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
Surgical Director, Pediatric Renal Transplant Program
Co-Director, Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant Program
Chair, Department of Surgery Research Committee
University of California – San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Solid Organ Transplantation in the HIV Infected Recipient: The Unexpected Findings

Adam W. Bingaman, MD, PhD
Abdominal Transplant Surgeon
Director, Abdominal Transplant Program
Texas Transplant Institute
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
San Antonio, Texas
Single Center Kidney Paired Donation – It’s All About the Hard to Match Pairs

Rolf Barth, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Baltimore, Maryland
Strategy in the ”Share 35” Era at University of Maryland

Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland
Overcoming Obstacles for Sensitized Kidney Recipients

Michael G. Ison, MD
Associate Professor, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director, Transplant & Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service
Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center
Chicago, Ilinois
Transplant Infectious Diseases: An Overview of Epidemiology and Prevention

Dr. Maria Laura Belladonna
Perugia, Italy
Immunoregulation by IL-35Ig-Transfected Dendritic Cells in Mouse Models

Arthur Matas, MD
Director, Renal Transplant Program
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Long-term Kidney Donor Outcomes: Implications of the Recent Literature

Partha Dutta, DVM, PhD
Radiology Instructor
Center for Systems Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Inducing tolerance with mixed chimerism – What do recent studies of basic hematopoetic stem cell biology have to tell us?

Edward K. Geissler, PhD
Director of Experimental Surgery
Department of Surgery
University Hospital Regensburg
University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany
The One Study: A Unified Approach to Evaluating Cellular Immunotherapy in Solid Organ Transplantation

William Chapman, MD, FACS
Professor and Chief, Section of Transplantation
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Experiences with the organ procurement center in St. Louis

Samuel Strober, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Immunology/Rheumatology
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, California
Kidney Transplantation Without Immunosuppressive Drugs

John Friedewald, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine & Surgery
Divisions of Nephrology/Hypertension & Organ Transplantation
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
The New Kidney Allocation System

Anat Roitberg-Tambur, DMD, PhD
Director, Transplant Immunology Laboratory
Comprehensive Transplant Center
Research Professor
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Making the Most of Antibody Testing


Andrew Wells, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Unexpected Roles for the Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Cascade in Immunity and Tolerance

Jesse Schold, PhD, MStat MEd
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Director of Outcomes Reseach and Medical Informatics
Kidney & Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Rational Acceptance of Today’s Kidneys; Are your SRTS Outcomes Really at Risk?

R. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS (Ed)
Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
Chief, Liver Transplantation Surgery
Director, Immunobiology Research Center
The Methodist Hospital
Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Liver Graft Survival and Beyond: Renal Function, HCV, and HCC

Rolf N. Barth, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Baltimore, Maryland
Vascularized Bone Marrow as an Immunomodulary Approach in Transplantation

Robert J. Stratta, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director of Transplantation
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation in 2013: O Kidney, Where Art Thou?

Anand Padmanabhan, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Blood Center of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Associate Investigator, Blood Research Institute
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Recent Advances in Facilitating Immunologically Challenging Solid Organ Transplants: An Apheresis-Centric View

Norma Sue Kenyon, PhD
Martin Kleiman Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology & Biomedical Engineering
Diabetes Research Institute
Chief Innovation Officer, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine
Vice Provost for Innovation, University of Miami
Miami, Florida
Islet and Stem Cell Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes

Sundaram Hariharan
Medical Director of Kidney & Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation
Thomas E Starzl Transplant Institute
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Montefiore
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cancer After Renal Transplantation


Anne M. Stevens, MD, PhD
Division of Rheumatology
University of Washington Department of Pediatrics
Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Seattle, Washington
PD-L1 and Tolerance to Mother and Brother in Patients with Lupus Nephritis

Nicole Theodoropoulos, MD
Division of Infectious Diseases
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Donor-Derived Infections: Epidemiology and Mitigation of Risk

Michael J. Hanaway, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Department of Surgery-Transplantation
Birmingham, Alabama
Induction Therapy, What Do We Really Know

Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Department of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Baltimore, Maryland
Sustaining Transplantation and Innovation in the Current Regulatory Environment

Flavio Vincenti, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Departments of Medicine and Surgery
Deborah Faiman Endowed Chair in Kidney Transplantation
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Strategies to Improve Long Term Outcome in Renal Transplantation

Marco Colonna, MD
Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Professor, Medicine
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Innate Lymphoid Cells in Mucosal Immunity

Stephan Busque, MD
Professor of Surgery, Multi-Organ Transplantation
Director of Adult Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California
Tolerance Induction After Kidney Transplantation: The Stanford Experience

Prof. Dr. med. Walter G. Land
German Academy for Transplantation Medicine
General Principles of Innate Immunity
Innate Immunity in Transplantation

Jonathan S. Bromberg, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Transplantation
University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Anatomy of Tolerance: Lymph Node Migration and Induction of Treg

Dr. Juan Carlos Ayus MD, FACP, FASN
Director of Clinical Research
Renal Consultants of Houston
Houston, Texas
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