“TAD” (Transplantation and Donation) Talks feature national experts from across the continuum who share critical ideas worth sharing in our ever-changing healthcare environment.
TAD Talks from the 2022 National Critical Issues Forum in Orlando
Adopting a Beginner’s Mindset: Embracing Uncertainty with Certainty
We will solve the organ shortage problem in our lifetime. What happens then? How will our current system meet the shifting economics of organ supply and demand? We cannot predict the future, but we can position ourselves toward a different trajectory by adopting a mindset that detaches from fixed knowns to anticipate new unknowns. It all begins with our perspective.
Paul Myoung, Senior Administrative Director for Massachusetts General Hospital discusses our most precious resource and rebooting to a beginner’s mindset.
What If We Had Too Many Organs? Actually, We Do!
The transplant community has built its policies and practices on the premise that there are not enough organs. The truth is more nuanced. We have an abundance of BTD (better than dialysis) organs — particularly kidneys — going unused. This breaks our implied promise to donor families — to honor their loved ones. We can do better.
Kevin Cmunt, Former Chief Executive Officer – Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, IL offers some suggestions.
The Transformative Power of Liver Perfusion Devices
Medical innovations are often criticized as providing incremental benefit in exchange for astronomical cost. However, occasionally an innovation comes along that completely transforms a field for the better. Liver perfusion devices need to be given the chance to prove if they indeed are this generation’s transformative change agent in transplantation.
This TAD Talk was presented by Mark Hobeika, MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery – Houston Methodist Hospital, TX
The Case for Organ Data Transparency
We need to shine the light on perfusion device data to make the switch from a donor-centric to an organ-centric national system. If we work together now, we can reduce the wait list to zero in the future. If we don’t, we’ll have a system that hinders accessibility to game-changing innovations for the majority of patients.
The TAD Talk was presented by Dalton Shaull, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, OmniLife
The Power of Engaging People to Manage Disruption
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Power of Engaging People to Manage Disruption Building on your culture of collaboration, performance improvement expert Rocky Ephraim will inspire you to approach your business from the cultural lens of inclusivity. Why the “successes” of yesterday is old news and why engagement of multiple perspectives is the solution.
This TAD Talk was presented by Yerachmiel “Rocky” Ephraim, MBA Master Black Belt – The Joint Commission, IL
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