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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.

Nurse Contact Hours and Social Worker Continuing Education Available

***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 Contact Hours and Continuing Education credit


9AM - Welcome

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | COVID-19 Update and the impact on organ transplantation - Edward Dominguez, MD, Transplant Infectious Disease Specialist at The Transplant Institute at Methodist Dallas

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM | 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.

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 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

    12:00 PM- 1:00 PM | Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare - 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

    1:00 PM - 2: 00 PM | Organ Donation Overview - Yvette M. Chapman, RN, BSN, CCTC, VP, Business Partner Development at Southwest Transplant Alliance

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Transplant/Organ Trafficking Overview and Update - Lori Kautzman, MD FACS, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon at The Transplant Institute at Methodist Dallas

      3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Resources for Transplant, Question and Answer - The Transplant Institute team

      • Price: Free
      • Registration Instructions: Additional virtual conference information and link will be sent to you after registration is complete.