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Innovation Alliance Learning Series

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Planes, Drones and Automobiles: How Unmanned Aircraft May Be a Solution to the Organ Transport Challenges of COVID-19

Thursday, December 03, 2020, at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Continuing Education Credits

1 CEPTC Credit, 1 Nursing Contact Hour

Planes, Drones and Automobiles: How Unmanned Aircraft May Be a Solution to the Organ Transport Challenges of COVID-19

Thursday, December 03, 2020, at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST / 11:00am – 12:00pm PST

Purpose / Goal

During this webinar, we will explore innovations in transplantation that are expected to improve organ shipment and logistical practices, with a special emphasis on COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the current challenges of organ shipment and logistics.
  • Describe the barriers associated with organ drone use.
  • Explain why a touchless handoff system is required for transplantation.
  • Summarize why local donor organ recovery is even more important during the COVID crisis.

Presenters

Joseph Scalea
Speaker
Joseph R. Scalea
MD
Associate Professor & Dir. Pancreas & Islet Cell Transplantation
University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Transplant Division

Moderator

Who Does This Benefit?

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

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