2019-2020 - Joint TTS-IPTA Webinar Series on Pediatric Transplantation

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Social Media Use In Pediatric Transplantation

3.1 - Social Media Use In Pediatric Transplantation

Presenter: Sheri Madigan, Macey Henderson, ,
Authors: Sheri Madigan, Macey Henderson, Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos


Dr. Madigan will review the screen use guidelines. It will also provide attendees the opportunity to consider the potential benefits and consequences of digital media in the lives of children; Dr. Henderson will introduce the transplant issues, incorporating applications in transplantation and donation as well.

Sheri Madigan's Biography:

Dr. Madigan is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development at the University of Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Madigan's research is primarily focused on understanding how early experiences, including exposure to digital technology, can help and/or hinder children’s early learning environments. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles describing innovative methods and approaches to understanding determinants of child development. She is the recent recipient of the World Association for Infant Mental Health Early Career Award, as well as the Killam Emerging Research Leader award. Her work has been widely covered in the media, including The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail. Dr. Madigan is also the child development expert for CTV Morning Live Calgary, providing monthly segments on topics related to parenting and child development.

Macey Henderson's Biography:

Dr. Macey Henderson is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins. She is an extramurally funded researcher with a diverse portfolio in health policy and management, advocacy, complex healthcare regulations & systems, mobile health technology, social media, and health communications. She is funded by The National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK), The Department of Defense, The Health Resources and Services Administration, the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (NIH/NIAID), and from other various grants and awards.

Dr. Henderson leads both qualitative and quantitative research projects, clinical trials, and quality improvement studies. Her experience includes implementing evidence-based solutions, including social and digital analytics tools and data mining.

Currently Dr. Henderson is full time faculty at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions with a primary appointment in the School Medicine in the Department of Surgery and a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

She is a Core Faculty member of the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation-the largest and most prolific group of its kind, and is the Director of Policy & External Affairs. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network in Organ Sharing (2017-2020), and has previously served on the Executive Committee. Most recently she was elected to the OPTN/UNOS Executive Committee. She also serves on the OPTN/UNOS Living Donor Committee, the Membership and Professional Standards Committee, and the Patient Affairs Constituent Council.

Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos' Biography:

Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, Medical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation Program, Intermountain Medical Center and Surgical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Rodriguez-Davalos has previously held positions in transplant at Yale University, Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York Medical College.

He is committed to innovation and collaboration to improve organ donation, transplantation and allocation systems to benefit those in need, especially children. He has particular interest in living donor transplants, organ allocation, and portal hypertension.

His current research involves living donor liver transplantation the use of partial grafts and extended criteria for donation in liver transplantation, and preservation techniques for decreasing ischemia-reperfusion injury.

He has served on numerous liver transplantation advisory boards and was a member at large of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS ) Liver Committee and as well as the pediatric transplantation committee. He is part of the publications committee with IPTA, Education committee of TTS, Associate editor of our journal “Transplantation”, Task force for liver allocation with SPLiT and oversees the International Liver Transplant Society Pediatric Liver Transplant Registry.

He received his medical degree from the Anahuac University. He did a year of research in portal hypertension and hepatobiliary surgery at the National Institutes of Health System in Mexico. He was a surgical intern at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and completed his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ. He was a clinical fellow in multi-organ transplant surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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