TID 2021 Virtual

13th International Transplant Infectious Disease Conference

Cutting Edge Topics in Transplant INfectious Disease for the Transplant Clinician

November 17-18, 2021 • 07:00 to 11:00 ET
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The number of solid organ transplants and stem cell transplant procedures continue to increase worldwide and graft survival and mortality has been improved through prevention of rejection by immunosuppression therapies. As a consequence of these immunosuppressive therapies, infections caused by both conventional and opportunistic pathogens continue to be prevalent.
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The susceptibility of transplant recipients to infection is related to multiple factors, including pre-transplant characteristics, type of transplanted organ, intraoperative characteristics and other post-transplant factors. However, there have been recent laboratory advances that allow for improved risk prediction, and development of novel vaccines that prevent infection. The epidemiology, prevention and treatment of infection in transplant recipients remains an important topic, and one that requires continual review to best impact patient care. This educational symposium will update participants on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of infection among solid organ and stem cell transplant patients. Key areas of focus include COVID-19, antimicrobial stewardship, evolving donor risk, emerging pathogens and top papers in transplant and cancer infectious diseases.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand risk assessment for infection in organ transplant recipients throughout the world
  2. To appreciate the management of complicated cases in solid organ transplant recipients
  3. To provide updates on currents strategies for antimicrobial stewardship in solid organ and stem cell transplant patients
  4. To understand the current epidemiology, prevention and management of transplant patients with COVID-19

Day 1: Wednesday, November 17

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7:00 AM (Local time in Montreal)
Local time (Corresponding local time at your current location)

Session 1 - Evolving Donor Risk: A Global Perspective

Moderators: Ban Hock Tan and Stephanie Pouch

The next infections to screen for: US Perspective

Ricardo La Hoz, United States 

HEV, Leishmania and HHV8: European Perspective

Francisco López-Medrano, Spain 

Yellow fever and beyond: South American Perspective

Alice Song, Brazil 

Session 2 - Predicting Infections in Transplant

Moderators: Jose Maria Aguado and Alessandra Mularoni

Immune Biomarkers

Kim Hanson, United States 

Prediction of infection in SOT

Maddalena Giannella, Italy 

Prediction of Infection in HSCT

Steven Pergam, United States 

Session 3 - It takes a village: case discussion

Moderators: Maricar Malinas and Wanessa Clemente

Case 1

Ligia Pierrotti, Brazil 

Case 2

Rachel Miller, United States 

Day 2: Thursday, November 18

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:00 AM (Local time in Montreal)
Local time (Corresponding local time at your current location)

Session 1 - COVID-19 Update

Moderators: Mike Ison and Cameron Wolfe

Epidemiology - non US region

Elisabeth Coll, Spain 

Vaccine issues/immune response

Robin Avery, United States 

New approaches to prevention/tx

Raymund Razonable, United States 

Donor/recipient transplant issues

Stephanie Pouch, United States 

Session 2 - Antimicrobial Stewardship

Moderators: John Baddley and Siriorn Watcharananan

Overview (metrics relevant to SOT and HSCT)

Jonathan Hand, United States 

Site experience 1

Monica Slavin, Australia 

Site experience 2

Paolo Grossi, Italy 

Pharmacological considerations - drug interactions, allergies

Lee Puay Hoon, Singapore 

Session 3 - Top Papers of the World

Moderators: Cameron Wolfe and Jay Fishman

Best Papers in Transplant ID (SOT + HSCT)

Oriol Manuel, Switzerland 

Top 5 practice-changing papers

Emily Blumberg, United States 

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