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Virtual Transplant Learning Conference hosted by The Transplant Institute at Methodist Dallas

  • Categories: Continuing Education

About This Event

  • Event Type: Event
  • Max Capacity: 500

The Transplant Learning Conference, hosted by The Transplant Institute, is an educational event that provides an insightful update on the ever-changing world of organ transplantation. Also, we’ve added key presenters to discuss the mental and moral impact on healthcare workers during COVID-19.

CEU and ethics credit issued

***Methodist Health System is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

RSVP Required for CEU credit


  • COVID-19 Update and the impact on organ transplantation - Edward Dominguez, MD, Transplant Infectious Disease Specialist at The Transplant Institute at Methodist Dallas

  • Moral Injury or Wounds of Conscience: a Resource for Medical Staff assisting patients awaiting a Liver Transplant and patients participating in Dialysis in the context of COVID 19 - Rev. Nancy J. Ramsay, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth
    • Using definitions of Moral Injury (receptive and agential Wounds of Conscience) and exploring the relationship between morally injurious experiences in combat (agential or receptive) to those of medical staff accompanying patients reliant on Dialysis or awaiting a liver transplant during COVID 19.
    • Drawing on resources related to care for those affected by Moral Injury, we will identify strategies for self-care mutual support to increase spiritual and moral resilience for staff in Transplant and Dialysis units enduring additional stressors due to COVID 19.

  • COVID impact on organ donation - Yvette M. Chapman, RN, BSN, CCTC, VP, Business Partner Development at Southwest Transplant Alliance

  • Transplant/Organ Trafficking Overview and Update - Lori Kautzman, MD FACS, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon at The Transplant Institute at Methodist Dallas

  • Uncertain Times: Psychosocial Challenges in Transplant during the era of COVID-19 - Joseph Ransdell Hunter, Ph.D., and DeLana White-Carter, LMSW CCM
    • Substance abuse and alcohol consumption increase
    • How to beware of these changes, care for patients, and what resources are available

  • Healthcare workers/nurses moral resilience during COVID- Cynda Hylton Rushton Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics at Berman Institute of Bioethics/School of Nursing, Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University
    • Healthcare mental suffering and distress due to COVID
    • The omnipresent, daily presence of moral adversity is, in part, a reflection of the burgeoning complexity of healthcare, clinicians' role within it, and the expanding range of available interventions that must be balanced with competing demands.
    • Transformative strategies, practical skills, and tools for a sustainable workforce that practices with integrity, competence, and wholeheartedness, and dismantles the systemic patterns that impede ethical practice.
  • Price: Free
  • Registration Instructions: Additional virtual conference information and link will be sent to you after registration is complete.