Duke Lung Transplant Symposium 2017

August 25, 2017 to August 26, 2017

For 25 years, Duke’s lung transplant program
has been one of the largest and most
successful in the world. With over 1700 lung
transplants performed, our team understands
all aspects of lung transplant, from
process to planning, organization and the
incorporation of the multidisciplinary components
that are key to good outcomes. Our
team is experienced in lung transplant across
the age and disease spectrum, as well as
multiorgan transplant. We are also leaders
in transplant research, having contributed to
much of the pivotal knowledge that guides
current practices and as the recipients of the
first lung-focused $13 million NIH Clinical
Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT) grant
which lead to advances in future care.

This symposium is designed to help you
understand how to optimize lung transplant
candidate selection as well as perioperative
and long-term management of lung transplant
recipients. This is a unique opportunity
to broaden your transplant expertise and
learn the pearls and pitfalls of lung transplant
from our established team of experts.

Target Audience

This activity is designated for transplant coordinators, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians that care for or are interested in the care of the pre and post lung transplant patient.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, all participants should be able to:

1. Identify current practice guidelines in order to provide optimal care to patients undergoing lung transplant.

2. Identify current initiatives at Duke and internationally, surrounding the care of the lung transplant patient.

3. Identify and discuss risks associated with lung transplant allograft rejection and dysfunction as well as current identification and treatment practices in the lung transplant patient.

4. Identify and discuss potential complications associated with immunosuppression, infection, rejection, and effective management in the  lung transplant patient.

5. Identify current practices in organ allocation and management in the United States as well as abroad.

6. Identify and discuss potential complications associated with psychological concerns in the pre and post lung transplant patient

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 13.00 JA Credit - AH
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
08/25/2017 - 8:00am EDT
Activity Ends: 
08/26/2017 - 3:00pm EDT

Activity Director
Omar H. Mohamedaly, MD
Medical Instructor
Lung Transplant Program

Associate Medical Director

Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

Duke University Medical Center

Mitchell E. Horwitz, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Duke University Medical Center


Matthew G. Hartwig, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Program Director Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
Division of Thoracic Surgery

Duke University Medical Center


Krista K. Ingle, PhD,

Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Duke University Medical Center


Joy Kerner, MA CCC-SLP

Clinical Speech-Language Pathologist, Senior Clinician
Division of Speech Pathology & Audiology

Duke University Medical Center


John M. Reynolds, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director

Lung Transplant Program

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Duke University Medical Center



Jacob A. Klapper, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Duke University Medical Center

Dirk Van Raemdonck, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital Gasthuisberg

Leuven, Belgium


Danielle Niedfeldt, RN, JD


Carolina Donor Services


Cindy M. Lawrence, RN, BSN, MSN

Lung Transplant Coordinator

Duke Transplant Center

Duke University Medical Center


Amanda Hulbert, PharmD, BCPS

Lung Transplant Clinical Pharmacist

Duke University Medical Center


Cameron R. Wolfe, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Duke University Medical Center

Available Credit

  • 13.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 13.00 JA Credit - AH
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