COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall

  • 1.  COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall

    Posted 11-20-2020 16:13
    COVID-19 Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall

    A number of transplant organizations around the world, including ISHLT, continue their partnership to create a fourth educational webinar for the organ donation and transplantation communities. Our goal is to share experiences to date and respond to your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on organ donation and transplantation.

    Registration for this free webinar is limited to 1,000 participants. Organizations are asked to consider limiting participation in the live webinar to allow for broad attendance across the donation and transplant community. A recording will be made available for viewing after the call is completed on the AST's YouTube channel and the UNOS website.

    Please register for COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall #4 on
    December 3, 2020, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT at:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
    International and Voice over IP (VOIP) Connections will be available

    Registrants will have the opportunity to submit their individual questions during registration. The moderators and speakers will work to address as many of these questions as possible during the course of the webinar. No live Q&A will be offered during this call.


    (Moderated by Emily Blumberg, MD, AST Immediate Past President, and Deepali Kumar, MD, AST Secretary)

    • What happened to transplantation during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
      • S. Experience (David Klassen, MD, UNOS)
      • European Experience (John Forsythe, National Blood Service, Transplant, UK)
    • What happened to the waitlist and outcomes during the pandemic?
      • S. Experience (Lloyd Ratner, MD, ASTS, AST)
      • European Experience (Patrizia Burra, MD PhD, ESOT)
    • Impact of COVID-19 on the Workforce: The Challenges of Burnout
    • The Current and Future State of Transplantation during the Pandemic
      • Strategies for doing COVID care and non COVID care simultaneously (Atul Humar, MD CST, AST)
      • Testing strategies and time-based clearance for those with history of COVID, including those awaiting transplant and in need of treatment for other medical issues, including rejection (Fausto Baldanti, MD, PhD, ESOT)
      • Therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2 infection in transplant candidates and recipients (Michael Ison, MD, AST, TTS)
      • What is the future of vaccination, including for transplant candidates and recipients? (Cameron Wolfe, MD, AST)

    Register Here

    Special Thanks To:


    Jess Burke, Director of Marketing & Communications
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation