To date, there have been three reports of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to lung transplant recipients from donors who initially tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 infection by upper respiratory tract testing, underscoring the importance of lower respiratory tract testing in potential lung donors to improve patient safety. Simultaneously, given the growing proportion of the population that has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, there is an emerging need to recover organs from donors with prior infection to avoid unnecessary decline of otherwise suitable organs. This webinar will address the potential complexities of deceased donor SARS-CoV-2 testing and implications for organ acceptance.
Describe the assessment of deceased donors for SARS-CoV-2 infection
Understand OPO logistics and challenges related to SARS-CoV-2 evaluation of potential deceased donors
Describe an approach to organ acceptance for deceased donors who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, including those with a history of COVID-19
Faissal Shaheen Moderator
Director General, SCOT
Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation
Prof. Faissal A.M. Shaheen MBBch. Facharzt(Austria), FSM(Neph), FRCP(UK), FACP(USA) Senior Consultant of Internal Medicine and Nephrology Former Director General, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation 1993-2018 (www.scot.gov.sa) Founder of Jeddah Kidney Center in 1993. Executive Editor of SJKDT from 1994. Past President of MESOT Councilor member of the Transplantation Society (TTS), DICG, MESOT, ISODP. President Elect ISODP (https://www.tts.org/isodp/about-isodp) 2017-2019. International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement The main areas of interest include organ donation and transplantation policies and procedures, updating guidelines. In addition to the chronic kidney diseases, guidelines for renal replacement therapy and prophylaxis. 28 memberships in national and international societies, 181 full papers and 190 abstracts in different national and international journals. Conferences attend national and international 361.
Ines Ushiro-Lumb Speaker
Member of TTS, TID, ISODP, ESOT, ISBT Consultant Clinical Virologist, National Health Service Blood and Transplant, UK Bio
Inês has been a Consultant Clinical Virologist in London since 2001. She joined the National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in 2012 where she works in Transfusion and Transplantation Microbiology in her role as Lead Clinical Microbiologist for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, and Clinical Director of the Virology Reference Laboratory. Inês is also a Consultant Virologist in the National Infection Services, Public Health England, where she is part of the Virus Reference Department and the National Rabies Service team.
Richard Hasz Speaker
Gift of Life Donor Program, USA Bio
Richard Hasz is Vice President of Clinical Services for Gift of Life Donor Program where he oversees the day-to-day clinical operations of the program including Transplant Coordination, Hospital Development, Organ Preservation, Quality Assurance, Data Management, Call Center and Tissue Recovery. Rick has over 30 years of experience in organ and tissue donation and has served on numerous national leadership committees for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations. Most recently, he has served on the UNOS Data Advisory Committee and previously was Chair of the Operations and Safety Committee. Rick also recently served as a Technical Expert Panel member for the CMS Kidney Transplant Initiative & Quality Conference as well as provided expert testimony for the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood & Tissue Safety & Availability and the National Academy of Sciences on Donor Intervention Research, DCD Donation and the recent public workshop (A Fairer and More Equitable, Cost-Effective, and Transparent System of Donor Organ Procurement, Allocation, and Distribution).
Rick holds membership in the North American Transplant Coordinator’s Organization, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Association of Tissue Banks. Rick is a past President of the American Board of Transplant Certification and holds certifications as a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator and a Certified Transplant Preservationist. Rick has delivered lectures and educational sessions for over 70 organizations and professional societies in the U.S. and internationally. He has also contributed to over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals to improve the science of donation and transplantation. Rick obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Forensic Science degree from George Washington University.
Ricardo La Hoz Speaker Associate Professor of Internal Medicine,m
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Dr. La Hoz received his medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru and was the “CONTENTA” award recipient of his graduating class. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. His commitment to patient care and medical education resulted in his induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society and Fellowship of the American College of Physicians (FACP). His research and clinical endeavors are focused on the prevention and treatment of infectious complications in hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients.
His activities in the American Society of Transplantation led to his election as an Executive Committee Member of the Infectious Diseases Community of Practice and served his term from 2016 to 2018. In 2017 he became a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (FAST) due to his commitment to the field of transplantation and outstanding service to the society and in 2019 a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA). Additionally, he has been an At Large Member of the Organ Procurement Transplantation Network/United Network of Organ Sharing Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee since 2016 and currently serves as the Chair. In 2019 he joined the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Transplantation as an Associate Editor.