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2014 Annual Conference Program

AMAT Annual Conferences provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to hear from leaders within the field of organ and tissue donation and transplantation as well as the healthcare industry at large with a focus on the multicultural perspective. You may download the conference presentations below.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

8:00AM – 4:00PM Registration
1:00PM – 3:00PM-(CST) Pre-Conference Webinar/ Workshop: “A New Landscape – The Art of Working with Multicultural Communities”

2014 Multicultural Webcast Fact Sheet

Glenn M. Matsuki
Process Improvement Project Manager
California Transplant Donor Network

Bob Carrico, PhD
Senior Biostatistician
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

Marion L. Shuck
Manager, Community Affairs
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

3:15PM – 4:00PM
4:30PM – 6:00PM
6:30PM – 8:00PM
Committee Chair’s Meeting
New Member Meet and Greet
Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

8:30AM – 4:30PM Registration
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM – 9:15AM 2014 Conference Welcome

Kevin Myer
President and Chief Executive Officer
LifeGift

9:15AM – 9:30AM Presidential Address

Bobby Howard
Director, Multicultural Donation Education Program
LifeLink of Georgia

9:30AM – 10:30AM UNOS Update/ Donate Life America and AMAT: Partners for Life

Clifton McClenney
Assistant Director-Regional Administration
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

Laura Frnka-Davis, APR
Director of Communications
LifeGift

Donate Life America and AMAT Partners for Life

10:30AM – 10:45AM Break
10:45AM – 11:45AM Developing Community Education Strategy Utilizing Statistical Modeling

Ayanna Anderson and Noel Sanchez
Community Development Liaisons
California Transplant Donor Network

Developing Community Education Strategy Utilizing Statistical Modeling

11:45AM – 12:30PM Ojibwe American Indians Lived Experience with Transplantation

Misty Wilkie-Condiff, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Bemidji State University

Ojibwe American Indians Lived Experience with Transplantation

12:30PM – 1:45PM Presidential Awards Luncheon
1:45PM – 2:15PM It Takes All Types

Keith Melancon, MD (video)

2:15PM – 3:00PM The PDSA Engage & Change: A Multi-Disciplinary Process Model to Serve African American Families

AJ Johnson, CPTC
Organ Recovery Coordinator
Sierra Donor Service

The PDSA Engage and Change: A Multi-disciplinary Process Model to Serve African American Families

3:00PM – 3:30PM Bridge Between Islam and Organ/Tissue Donation

Raunak Jahan, MBBS
Donation Clinical Specialist
LifeGift

Bridge Between Islam & Organ and Tissue Donation

3:30PM – 3:45PM BREAK
3:45PM – 4:30PM An Emmy Winning Story on Donation

Roger Franco
Telemundo
Houston

4:30PM – 5:30PM Committee Meetings
5:00PM – 6:00PM Poolside Meet and Greet

Thursday, September 18, 2014

8:00AM – 4:30PM Registration
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM – 9:45AM Eight Years of Insight: The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS) Agency Coordinator Role in Medicolegal Donor Access

Sharon M. Derrick, PhD, D-ABFA
Forensic Anthropologist
Identification Manager
Agency Coordinator
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Forensic Anthropology Division

9:45AM – 10:30AM The Affordable Health Act at Year One: Implications for Access to Transplantation

Sherilyn G. Burroughs, MD, FACS
General Surgery and Organ Transplantation
Houston Methodist Hospital

10:30AM – 10:45AM BREAK
10:045AM – 11:30AM BREAKOUT SESSIONSMaximizing Consulate Relationships: Mexican, Latin American and Philippine Consulates (Non Clinical)

Ayanna Anderson and Noel Sanchez
Community Development Liaisons
California Transplant Donor Network

Best Practice: A Transplant Centers Initiative to  Develop a Recovery Team to Support the Increase in Number of Transplants (Clinical)

Alicia Ramirez, RN, MS, CNS and Safan Momin, BS, CPTC
Houston Methodist Hospital

11:30AM-12:15PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Cutting Through the Red Tape: Establishing an Organ, Tissue, Eye Donation Program in a Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (Non Clinical)

Shaneé D. Stewart, MPH
Donation System Specialist
LifeGift

Cutting Through the Red Tape: Establishing an Organ, Tissue, Eye Donation Program in a VA Medical Center

Kidney Allocation System Changes (Clinical)

Kevin Myer
President and CEO
LifeGift

12:15PM – 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM – 2:15PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Organ Donation – Perspectives From a Son and an Emergency Physician (Non Clinical)

Casey Patrick, MD
Greater Houston Emergency Physicians

Organ Donation -Perspectives From a Son and an ER Doc

Insights into Donor Management to Optimize Lung Procurement (Clinical)

George B. Mallory Jr., MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine Lung Transplant Program
Texas Children’s Hospital

Insights into Donor Management to Optimize Lung Procurement

 

2:15PM – 3:00PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Community-Focused Radio Campaigns: Gospel and Hispanic Radio (Non Clinical)

June R. Wallace, Ayanna Anderson, MPS, MS
and Noel Sanchez

Community-Focused Radio Campaigns: Gospel Radio and Hispanic Radio

Donor Selection in Lung Transplantation – Pushing the Envelope (Clinical)

Soma Jyothula, MD
Houston Methodist
Asst. Professor Transplant and Critical Care Dept. of Medicine

3:00PM – 3:45PM BREAK
3:45PM – 4:30PM Keratoplasty Update 2014: The Changing Landscape of Corneal Transplantation

Mitchell Weikert, MD
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

4:30PM – 5:15PM Business Meeting
6:00PM – 7:00PM Masquerade Cocktail Reception

Friday, September 19, 2014

8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM – 9:30AM Incoming Presidential Address

Remonia Chapman
Gift of Life Michigan

9:30AM – 10:15 AM Cytonet: Liver Cell Therapy Research

Kyle Kinsey, BS, CTBS
Senior Donor Development Manager
Cytonet, LLC

10:15AM – 11:00AM Protecting Our Heroes: Black, Hispanic and White Living Kidney Donors – Who is at Risk and Why?

Horacio E. Adrogue, MD
Associate Professor Medical Director
Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
The University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston
Memorial Hermann Hospital

Protecting Our Heroes: Black, Hispanic and White Living Kidney Donors- Who is at Risk and Why?

11:00AM 2015 Conference Announcement and Adjournment
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