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Organ Perfusion Conversation Series
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At a Glance

The Changing Landscape and Economics of Perfusion Technology

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Continuing Education Credits

No CE Credits Awarded

The Changing Landscape and Economics of Perfusion Technology

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT / 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Purpose / Goal

The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.

The Alliance is not an advocacy organization and always intends to maintain an objective and unbiased perspective.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: Recent advancement in organ perfusion technology has led to the increasing transplantation of marginal donor organs and allowed for distant procurement of allografts beyond the time limitation of cold storage. This rapidly advancing machine perfusion technology promises improved preservation, better assessment, and even reconditioning of organs before transplant. However, many questions remain to be resolved regarding implementing this technology.

Our speakers will discuss how OPOs, and Transplant Centers fit into the current landscape, and the opportunities both estates face, including the wide availability of machine perfusion devices, costs, reimbursement, staff training, and competencies.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify how Organ Procurement Organizations and Transplant Centers fit into the current machine perfusion landscape.
  • Describe the opportunities and impact machine perfusion has had on transplant medicine
  • Interpret the costs, reimbursement associated with perfusion technologies.
  • Design staff training and competencies necessary for continued growth in organ utilization.

Presenters

Sarah Casalinova
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Sarah Casalinova
Clinical Research Coordinator
Duke Transplant Center
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Amber Johnson
MA, BA
DTC Business Manager
Duke Transplant Center
Jeffrey Orlowski
Speaker
Jeff Orlowski
President & CEO
LifeShare of Oklahoma
Wendy Swafford
Speaker
Wendy Swafford
MSN, BSN, RN
Administrative Director, Thoracic Transplant Programs
Duke Transplant Center

Moderator

Who Does This Benefit?

Transplant Center Professionals, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff and Individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs