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  • TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

    4:00PM-7:00PM EARLY REGISTRATION

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

    7:00AM-12:00PM–PLENARY SESSIONS

    7:00AM-4:30PM REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

    7:00AM-8:30AM OPENING OF EXHIBIT HALL AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

    7:00AM-8:00AM

    Kidney Paired Donation (KPD)

    Session overview - TBD

    Mark Aeder, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Surgery, University Hospital of Cleveland, OH

    Vice Chair, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee

    Ruthanne Leishman, RN, M.P.H.

    KPD Program Director, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Richmond, VA

    Moderator: James Pittman, RN, M.S.N.

  • 8:00AM-8:20AM

    Welcome to the 23rd Annual United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Transplant Management Forum

    Amy Peele, RN

    Chair, UNOS Transplant Administrators Committee

    8:20AM-9:25AM

    OPTN/UNOS President’s Address

    Carl Berg, M.D.

    Medical Director of Abdominal Transplantation, Professor in Medicine, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC

    Moderator: Amy Peele, RN

    9:30AM-10:00AM, Break With Exhibitors

    10:00AM – 11:00AM

    Transplantation Global Perspective: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?

    Session overview - TBD

    Nancy Ascher, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco

    Isis Distinguished Professor in Transplantation

    Moderator: Amy Peele, RN

    11:00AM-12:00PM

    Vascular Composite Allograft (VCA) Transplants: Results That Changes Lives

    Hear a brief overview of where we are as an industry with VCA followed by national data as well as an overview of the

    new UNOS VCA policies. You’ll be treated to a touching story of how a VCA transplant changed the lives of two very

    special women. You do not want to miss this session!

    Helen Nelson, RN, B.S.N., CCTC, CPTC

    Vice President, Organ Donation Services, New England Organ Bank, Waltham, MA

    Carmen Blandin Tarelton

    Face Transplant Recipient, Thetford Center, VT

    Marinda Snow Righter

    Donor’s Daughter, Cambridge, MA

    Moderator: Mike Seely, RN, M.S., CPTC

  • 12:00PM–1:00PM, Lunch With Exhibitors

    1:00PM–2:00PM, BREAKOUT SESSIONS I

    Transplant 101

    Crash Course for New Transplant Administrators

    This interactive session is relevant to new transplant administrators. The following key success factors will be reviewed

    and discussed.

    Regulatory compliance and oversight – CMS, OPTN, TJC

    Operational best practices including human resources requirement. Building relationships with surgical and

    medical directors, and OPO and medical center executives

    Basics of strategic planning

    Quality oversight and improvement – building and maintaining program’s stability

    Amy Peele, RN

    Chair, UNOS Transplant Administrators Committee

    Gene Ridolfi, B.A., RN, M.H.A.

    Program Administrator of the Transplant Center & Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St.

    Louis, MO

    Moderator: Melissa Roberts, M.S.N., RN, CPTC

    Transplant 201

    Aligning Incentives: Models for Surgeon/Physician/Hospital Enterprises that Create Shared

    Goals/Histocompatibility With Physician Colleagues

    Creating tighter alignment between transplant physicians and the hospital is required with the new cost and quality

    demands in the post-reform environment. Learn strategies that create incentives for alignment such as employment,

    affiliation arrangements, clinical co-management and the use of information technology.

    Tracy Giacoma, RN, M.S.N., M.B.A., FACHE

    Vice President, Transplant Services, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, TX

    Moderator: Angela Marquez, M.P.H.

  • OPO/Transplant Center Relationship

    Understanding the OPO Cost Report

    Session overview - TBD

    Lloyd Jordan Jr., C.P.A.

    CEO and Executive Director, Carolina Donor Services, Greenville, NC

    Moderator: Mike Seely, RN, M.S., CPTC

    2:05PM–3:05PM, BREAKOUT SESSIONS II

    Transplant 101

    Managed Care Contracting: Strategies and Tools for Successful Contracting

    Learn about today’s managed care contracting issues and get concrete tools to make your transplant program efficient

    and successful. We’ll focus on three areas of importance: finance, contract language and building relationships.

    Mindy Scharlin, M.P.H.

    Assistant Director, Transplant and Specialty Services Contracting, Stanford Health Services, CA

    Moderator: Gene Ridolfi, B.A., RN, M.H.A.

    Transplant 201

    Trifecta Cost Report – Organ Procurement Organization, Histocompatibility Lab and Transplant Center Cost

    Reports

    Transplant hospital, organ procurement organization and histocompatibility laboratory costs and revenues are significantly

    shaped by Medicare Cost Reporting. The cost reports for each entity are unique; however share similarities and

    differences that can impact one another’s finances significantly. Learn the basic elements of each type of cost report and

    how they relate to one another.

    John Rogers, B.S.

    Director of Reimbursement, University of California, San Diego Medical Center

    Lloyd Jordan Jr., C.P.A.

    CEO and Executive Director, Carolina Donor Services, Greenville, NC

    Moderator: Mike Seely, RN, M.S., CPTC

  • OPO/Transplant Center Relationship

    Using Social Media to Affect Behavior – A Case Study of Increasing Organ Donation Through Facebook

    Refractory public health problems that may have solutions rooted in communication or education are amenable to re-

    approach using social networks and social media. See several recent examples including the application of a Facebook-

    based strategy to increase organ donation registration rates.

    Andrew Cameron, M.D., Ph.D.

    Director of Liver Transplantation, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Moderator: Brigitte Sullivan, M.B.A.

    3:10PM–3:40PM, Break With Exhibitors 3:25PM – Prize Drawings (You must be present to win.)

    3:45PM–4:45PM, BREAKOUT SESSIONS III

    Transplant 101

    Continual Survey Readiness of a QAPI Program

    Do you struggle with what a successful QAPI program is? Are your process improvements driven by putting out fires?

    Attend this session and learn about the building blocks for a successful QAPI program, utilizing your performance

    measures to improve your program, and a process for continual readiness for regulatory surveys.

    Kristine Dahl, RN, B.S.N.

    Senior Quality Coordinator, Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, TX

    Moderator: James Pittman, RN, M.S.N.

    Transplant 201

    Value of the Transplant Education Coordinator Position as Measured by Efficiency and Quality

    Find out how to develop and implement a dedicated Education Specialist into a Transplant/MCS program. We will explore

    the numerous impacts of this role, including financial benefits, increase in productivity and overall staff satisfaction.

    Natalie Santiago-Blackwell, RN, M.S.N., CCTN

    Education Specialist, Tampa General Hospital, FL

    Moderator: Melissa Roberts, M.S.N., RN, CPTC

  • OPO/Transplant Center Relationship

    Transplant Center & OPO Relationships: Extending Understanding through Collaboration The OPTN is the perfect equation of interdependence; organ procurement plus the transplant network equals a recipient's transplant. These two complex systems involving many isolated and integrated resources uniquely come together creating a single life saving event. Get an overview of the elements essential to collaboration and a specific example expressed in one transplant and OPO experience.

    Susan Zylicz, M.H.A., B.S.N., CCTC

    Transplant Administrator, Houston Methodist Hospital, TX

    Michael Seely, RN, M.S., CPTC

    Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

    Moderator: Gene Ridolfi, B.A., RN, M.H.A.

    5:15PM–6:45PM, Reception With Exhibitors

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015 – REPEAT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    7:30AM-4:45PM REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

    7:30AM-8:30AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

    8:30AM-9:30AM, BREAKOUT SESSION IV

    QUALITY

    Moral Distress

    At the end of this session, you will be able to:

    Identify the causes of moral distress in your practice area

    List 4 physical or psychological signs/symptoms of moral distress

    Describe the difference between moral courage, moral integrity and moral distress

    Identify one thing you will do to support those who suffer from moral distress to become more resilient

    Catherine Rea, RRT, MN

    Director of Transplant Service Line, Children’s Medical Center, Seattle, WA

    Moderator: Kathy Jo Freeman, RN, M.S.N.

    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

    The Perfect Storm: A System Approach to Reducing Variation in Transplant Surgery Find out how to use a systems approach to reduce variation while improving safety and quality of care for transplant

    patients.

    Edwin Hall

    Administrator of Surgical Services, University of Toledo, OH

    Moderator: James Pittman, RN, M.S.N.

    OPERATIONAL

    Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion and Donation Service Area (DSA) Collaboration

    Session overview - TBD

    Richard Pietroski, M.S., CPTC

    Chief Executive Officer, Gift of Life Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Moderator: Brenda Barker, RN, B.S.N.

  • STRATEGY/ PLANNING & FINANCE

    Expanding the Lung Donor Pool Using Innovative Technology, Dedicated Procurement Staff and Management

    Collaboration

    Find out how one center improved the availability of lungs to those awaiting transplant. They were able to decrease

    waiting time and standardized their process by adding a dedicated thoracic call team who takes donor offers and helps

    manage and optimize donors along with the OPO.

    Gail Frankle, RN, D.H.A., CPTC

    Senior Director of Transplant Services, University of Minnesota Health, Minneapolis

    Moderator: Beth Plahn, RN, B.A., M.H.A.

    9:35AM-10:35AM, BREAKOUT SESSIONS V

    QUALITY

    The School of Hard Knocks: Improving Process Improvement

    We will walk through successful examples of process improvements that have occurred as a direct result of well

    executed quality methodology. You’ll get practical advice on ensuring that variances in benchmarked data and

    recommendations stemming from adverse events become opportunities for center wide growth.

    Jennifer Milton, B.S.N., M.B.A.

    Executive Director, University Transplant Center, San Antonio, TX

    Moderator: Melissa Roberts, M.S.N., RN, CPTC

  • REGULATORY

    COMPLIANCE

    Mini-Oral Abstracts

    Redesigning Transplant Organ Labeling

    What are the key risk assessment principles for effective re-design of clinical activities? You will hear about the

    re-design of transplant organ labeling as an example to illustrate the application of the key principles.

    Jane Holl, M.D., M.P.H, Mary Thompson Harris, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, Feinberg

    School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

    Kidney Transplant Technology Innovation: Incorporating a Web Based Referral System

    In an effort to improve competitiveness and effectiveness, the transplant center implemented the web based

    referral system with two goals in mind: to create more time for the clinicians, and to bring a higher level of

    reporting accuracy to the transplant process. Web based referral system is a secure portal that allows a health

    care provider to enter a transplant referral electronically and to manage the results effectively.

    Krista Keuchel-Norrid, RN, B.S.N., Transplant Coordinator, St. John Transplant Center, Tulsa, OK

    Analysis of Transplant Survival Data and Improving Patient Survival Outcomes

    Attend this session to learn:

    o How to do survival outcomes analysis

    o Different methodologies for conducting outcomes analysis: SRTR sub-group analysis (what-if scenarios)

    o Comparative Effectiveness Analysis, Analysis of Voice of Customer and Voice of Process Data

    o How to use QI to improve outcomes: one center’s experience using DMAIC to improve survival outcomes

    Zeynep Tulu, M.S., MEMP, CSSBB, and

    Tom Caffey, M.B.A., CSSBB, Senior Organizational Excellence/Quality Leaders, University of North Carolina

    Hospitals, Chapel Hill

    Moderator: Maria Neff, M.S.

  • OPERATIONAL

    Traditionalists, Boomers, GenXers an Y’s…Oh My!

    After this presentation you will understand the various generations and their characteristics or viewpoints. We will

    explore techniques you can use to avoid generational challenges and work collectively and respectfully. Organizations

    with a commitment to diversity ensure that every generation has a voice. True appreciate of generational diversity

    allows each individual to contribute and be a part of an inclusive and growing department or organization.

    Participants will be able to:

    Explain how generational differences influence our views

    Describe how generational differences impact the things we say and how we say them

    Explain how generational differences can result in unintended miscommunication

    Ensure that generational differences don’t lead to miscommunication

    Describe how to apply a commonsense approach for addressing generational issues

    Sherri Neal

    Vice President, Cultural Development & Inclusion, Corporate Affairs, HCA, Nashville, TN

    Moderator: Kathy Jo Freeman, RN, M.S.N.

    STRATEGY/ PLANNING & FINANCE

    Innovative Strategies for Increasing Living Donation

    One of the largest living donor transplant programs in the country shares their multi-dimensional strategies to increase

    living donor transplant volume while maintaining quality, safety and operational efficiency.

    Andrea Tietjen, M.B.A., C.P.A.

    Director of Data and Finance, Barnabas Health Renal & Pancreas Transplant Division, Saint Barnabas Health Care

    System, Livingston, NJ

    Debbie Morgan, M.S.W., LCSW

    Vice President, Barnabas Health Renal & Pancreas Transplant Division, Saint Barnabas Health Care System,

    Livingston, NJ

    Moderator: Eileen Polito, RN, B.S.N., CNN

    10:40AM-11:10AM Break With Exhibitors / Abstract Poster Viewing

  • 11:15AM-12:15PM, BREAKOUT SESSIONS VI

    QUALITY

    Transplant Quality: From Theory to Practice

    Learn about quality theory and then hear how the University of California San Francisco transitioned from their old

    practice into TransQIP.

    Ryutaro Hirose, M.D.

    Professor of Clinical Surgery; Associate Director, Surgical Residency Program, University of California, San Francisco

    Moderator: Amy Peele, RN

    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

    Controversies and Challenges from the Point of View of an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA)

    What are the best practices in implementation of the Independent Living Donor Advocate role? We will cover

    ILDA as part of the donor team or outside consultant?

    Integration of the ILDA role throughout donor care

    Does ILDA have veto power?

    Rebecca Hays, M.S.W., APSW

    Living Donor Social Worker, Independent Living Donor Advocate, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics,

    Transplant Clinic, Madison

    Moderator: Brenda Barker, RN, B.S.N.

    OPERATIONAL

    International Transplant: A Study in Current Trends and Efforts

    The worldwide demand for high quality and safe organ transplantation is growing. In some cultures, transplant carries

    challenging barriers. We will discuss the international need for transplant and some examples of what a handful of

    U.S. centers are doing in response to the demand.

    Yuriko Fujita, M.P.H.

    Manager of Business Development/Global Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

    Moderator: Katie Evers, RN, B.S.N., M.B.A.

  • STRATEGY/ PLANNING &

    FINANCE

    Knowing Your Business to Plan Your Business: Strategic Development in Transplant

    Increasing market share can be extremely challenging for transplant centers and is not always a wise strategy. Learn

    how to identify growth opportunities and barriers. You will also get advice on leveraging the Scientific Registry of

    Transplant Recipients (SRTR), the UNOS Staffing Survey and Request for Information (RFI).

    Jennifer Milton, B.S.N., CCTC, M.B.A.

    Executive Director, University Transplant Center, San Antonio, TX

    Moderator: Angela Marquez, M.P.H.

    12:15PM-1:15PM Abstract Luncheon & Award Ceremony

    Regional Roundtable Luncheon

    1:15PM-1:30PM Heckenkemper Leader In Transplant Administration Award

    The Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration Award is presented annually to an individual for distinguished leadership in transplant

    program administration. This year’s award is made possible in part by Guidry & East.

    1:35PM-2:35PM, BREAKOUT SESSIONS VII

    QUALITY

    Moral Distress

    At the end of this session, you will be able to:

    Identify the causes of moral distress in your practice area

    List 4 physical or psychological signs/symptoms of moral distress

    Describe the difference between moral courage, moral integrity and moral distress

    Identify one thing you will do to support those who suffer from moral distress to become more resilient

    Catherine Rea, RRT, MN

    Director of Transplant Service Line, Children’s Medical Center, Seattle, WA

    Moderator: Kathy Jo Freeman, RN, M.S.N.

  • REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

    The Perfect Storm: A System Approach to Reducing Variation in Transplant Surgery Find out how to use a systems approach to reduce variation while improving safety and quality of care for transplant

    patients.

    Edwin Hall

    Administrator of Surgical Services, University of Toledo, OH

    Moderator: James Pittman, RN, M.S.N.

    OPERATIONAL

    Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion and Donation Service Area (DSA) Collaboration

    Session overview - TBD

    Richard Pietroski, M.S., CPTC

    Chief Executive Officer, Gift of Life Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Moderator: Brenda Barker, RN, B.S.N.

    STRATEGY/ PLANNING & FINANCE

    Expanding the Lung Donor Pool Using Innovative Technology, Dedicated Procurement Staff and Management

    Collaboration

    Find out how one center improved the availability of lungs to those awaiting transplant. They were able to decrease

    waiting time and standardized their process by adding a dedicated thoracic call team who takes donor offers and helps

    manage and optimize donors along with the OPO.

    Gail Frankle, RN, D.H.A., CPTC

    Senior Director of Transplant Services, University of Minnesota Health, Minneapolis

    Moderator: Beth Plahn, RN, B.A., M.H.A.

    2:40PM–3:10PM, Break with Exhibitors 2:50PM – Exhibitor Bingo Card Drawing (You must be present to win.)

  • 3:15PM - 4:15PM, BREAKOUT SESSIONS VIII

    QUALITY

    The School of Hard Knocks: Improving Process Improvement

    We will walk through successful examples of process improvements that have occurred as a direct result of well

    executed quality methodology. You’ll get practical advice on ensuring that variances in benchmarked data and

    recommendations stemming from adverse events become opportunities for center wide growth.

    Jennifer Milton, B.S.N., M.B.A.

    Executive Director, University Transplant Center, San Antonio, TX

    Moderator: Melissa Roberts, M.S.N., RN, CPTC

    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

    Mini-Oral Abstracts

    Redesigning Transplant Organ Labeling

    What are the key risk assessment principles for effective re-design of clinical activities? You will hear about the

    re-design of transplant organ labeling as an example to illustrate the application of the key principles.

    Jane Holl, M.D., M.P.H, Mary Thompson Harris, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, Feinberg

    School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

    Kidney Transplant Technology Innovation: Incorporating a Web Based Referral System

    In an effort to improve competitiveness and effectiveness, the transplant center implemented the web based

    referral system with two goals in mind: to create more time for the clinicians, and to bring a higher level of

    reporting accuracy to the transplant process. Web based referral system is a secure portal that allows a health

    care provider to enter a transplant referral electronically and to manage the results effectively.

    Krista Keuchel-Norrid, RN, B.S.N., Transplant Coordinator, St. John Transplant Center, Tulsa, OK

    Analysis of Transplant Survival Data and Improving Patient Survival Outcomes

    Attend this session to learn:

    o How to do survival outcomes analysis

    o Different methodologies for conducting outcomes analysis: SRTR sub-group analysis (what-if scenarios)

    o Comparative Effectiveness Analysis, Analysis of Voice of Customer and Voice of Process Data

    o How to use QI to improve outcomes: one center’s experience using DMAIC to improve survival outcomes

    Zeynep Tulu, M.S., MEMP, CSSBB, and

    Tom Caffey, M.B.A., CSSBB, Senior Organizational Excellence/Quality Leaders, University of North Carolina

    Hospitals, Chapel Hill

    Moderator: Maria Neff, M.S.

  • OPERATIONAL

    Traditionalists, Boomers, GenXers an Y’s…Oh My!

    After this presentation you will understand the various generations and their characteristics or viewpoints. We will

    explore techniques you can use to avoid generational challenges and work collectively and respectfully. Organizations

    with a commitment to diversity ensure that every generation has a voice. True appreciate of generational diversity

    allows each individual to contribute and be a part of an inclusive and growing department or organization.

    Participants will be able to:

    Explain how generational differences influence our views

    Describe how generational differences impact the things we say and how we say them

    Explain how generational differences can result in unintended miscommunication

    Ensure that generational differences don’t lead to miscommunication

    Describe how to apply a commonsense approach for addressing generational issues

    Sherri Neal

    Vice President, Cultural Development & Inclusion, Corporate Affairs, HCA, Nashville, TN

    Moderator: Kathy Jo Freeman, RN, M.S.N.

    STRATEGY/ PLANNING & FINANCE

    Innovative Strategies for Increasing Living Donation

    One of the largest living donor transplant programs in the country shares their multi-dimensional strategies to increase

    living donor transplant volume while maintaining quality, safety and operational efficiency.

    Andrea Tietjen, M.B.A., C.P.A.

    Director of Data and Finance, Barnabas Health Renal & Pancreas Transplant Division, Saint Barnabas Health Care

    System, Livingston, NJ

    Debbie Morgan, M.S.W., LCSW

    Vice President, Barnabas Health Renal & Pancreas Transplant Division, Saint Barnabas Health Care System,

    Livingston, NJ

    Moderator: Eileen Polito, RN, B.S.N., CNN

  • 4:20PM–5:20PM, BREAKOUT SESSIONS IX

    QUALITY

    Transplant Quality: From Theory to Practice

    Learn about quality theory and then hear how the University of California San Francisco transitioned from their old

    practice into TransQIP.

    Ryutaro Hirose, M.D.

    Professor of Clinical Surgery; Associate Director, Surgical Residency Program, University of California, San Francisco

    Moderator: Amy Peele, RN

    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

    Controversies and Challenges from the Point of View of an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA)

    What are the best practices in implementation of the Independent Living Donor Advocate role? We will cover

    ILDA as part of the donor team or outside consultant?

    Integration of the ILDA role throughout donor care

    Does ILDA have veto power?

    Rebecca Hays, M.S.W., APSW

    Living Donor Social Worker, Independent Living Donor Advocate, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics,

    Transplant Clinic, Madison

    Moderator: Brenda Barker, RN, B.S.N.

    OPERATIONAL

    International Transplant: A Study in Current Trends and Efforts

    The worldwide demand for high quality and safe organ transplantation is growing. In some cultures, transplant carries

    challenging barriers. We will discuss the international need for transplant and some examples of what a handful of

    U.S. centers are doing in response to the demand.

    Yuriko Fujita, M.P.H.

    Manager of Business Development/Global Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

    Moderator: Katie Evers, RN, B.S.N., M.B.A.

  • STRATEGY/ PLANNING &

    FINANCE

    Knowing Your Business to Plan Your Business: Strategic Development in Transplant

    Increasing market share can be extremely challenging for transplant centers and is not always a wise strategy. Learn

    how to identify growth opportunities and barriers. You will also get advice on leveraging the Scientific Registry of

    Transplant Recipients (SRTR), the UNOS Staffing Survey and Request for Information (RFI).

    Jennifer Milton, B.S.N., CCTC, M.B.A.

    Executive Director, University Transplant Center, San Antonio, TX

    Moderator: Angela Marquez, M.P.H.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015 – PLENARY SESSIONS

    7:00AM-12:00PM REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

    7:00AM-8:00AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

    8:00AM-9:00AM

    SRTR Program Specific Reports, Real-time Analysis and Performance Improvement Dashboard (RAPID),

    Mitigating Factors, and SIAs We will review the methodology and performance metrics in the SRTR PSR as it pertains to OPTN MPSC and CMS oversight. Learn about analytical methods available within RAPID for examining future PSR performance and Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s recent peer review by MPSC and mitigating factors submission to CMS.

    Bing Ho, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

    Moderator: Melinda Fox, M.H.A.

  • 9:00AM-10:00AM

    Mathematical Methods to Reduce Geographic Disparities in Organ Availability

    Liver transplant candidates in different parts of the country experience very different rates of transplantation at similar

    MELD scores. Redistricting uses mathematical optimization to combine the existing DSAs into new liver allocation

    areas that are designed to reduce geographic disparity.

    Dorry Segev, M.D., Ph.D.

    Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery, John’s Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Senior Staff, Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients, Minneapolis, MN

    Sommer Gentry, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

    Research Associate, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Senior Staff, Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients, Minneapolis, MN

    Moderator: Brigitte Sullivan, M.B.A.

    10:00AM-10:15AM, Break

    10:15AM-11:15AM

    Population Health: Getting to a New Business Model

    Attend this session and you will learn:

    How the healthcare industry landscape is changing: adapting to a market-based model of transparency,

    competition and retail

    Implications of the changes for healthcare delivery systems and the need to redefine value

    Key strategic challenges associated with the development of a successful population health management

    program

    Implications for organ transplant and donation processes

    Kimberly White, M.B.A.

    Senior Consultant, Numerof and Associates, Inc., St. Louis, MO

    Moderator: Maria Neff, M.S.

    11:15AM-12:15PM

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Transplant Regulatory Update – The New, the Old and

    the Upcoming

    Attending this session will help you prepare for CMS regulatory surveys.

    Speaker: TBD

    Moderator: Kathy Jo Freeman, RN, M.S.N.