Transplant Infectious Disease Webinar - Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1:00 PM EST (Montreal time)

COVID-19 Vaccines and Transplantation

Overview


The emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in substantial morbidity and mortality in the US and worldwide. Vaccines have been developed in record time, with several receiving FDA EUA approval. Understanding the role, features, and side effects of these various vaccines is important to help inform use and expectations. Data are lacking in the transplant population, but physicians should be aware of key principles for protecting their patients.

Learning Objectives


  1. To understand the science behind Covid-19 vaccines
  2. To understand the side effects and safety issues of current COVID-19 vaccines
  3. To understand the rationale for recommendations as they currently exist for COVID-19 vaccination in transplant recipients

An Update on COVID-19
Vaccines

EVAN ANDERSON
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, USA

Biography:

Evan J. Anderson is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.  He serves as the lead investigator in Georgia for influenza, RSV, and COVID-19 surveillance for the CDC-funded Emerging Infections Program. He is currently one of the multiple PIs of the Emory University Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) and has been intricately involved with COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.  He has over 150 total publications with particular interest in rotavirus, RSV, influenza, COVID-19, early phase vaccine clinical trials, and the power of community protection.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the science behind Covid-19 vaccines
  • To understand the side effects and safety issues of current COVID-19 vaccines
  • To understand the rationale for recommendations as they currently exist for COVID-19 vaccination in transplant recipients

COVID-19 Vaccines for
SOT Patients

Michael Ison, MD, MS
Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
President, TID Section of TTS
Chicago, USA

Biography:

Dr. Ison is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of the Transplant ID Service.  He is currently the President of the TID Section of TTS

Learning Objectives:

In this session, we will review recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination in SOT candidates and recipients.

  • Describe the COVID-19 vaccines acceptable for use in SOT candidates and recipients
  • Understand the recommendations regarding timing of COVID-19 vaccinations in SOT candidates and recipients
  • Understand knowledge gaps regarding COVID-19 vaccination in SOT candidates and recipients 

COVID-19 Vaccines for
HSCT Patients

CLARISSE MACHADO, MD, PhD
Professor, University of São Paulo
Past President, TID Section of TTS
São Paulo, Brazil

Biography:

Dr. Machado is the coordinator of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Program of Amaral Carvalho Foundation and is the Past President of the TID Section of TTS.

Learning Objectives:

In this session, we will review recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination in HSCT candidates and recipients.

  • Describe the COVID-19 vaccines acceptable for use in HSCT candidates and recipients
  • Understand the recommendations regarding timing of COVID-19 vaccinations in HSCT candidates and recipients
  • Understand knowledge gaps regarding COVID-19 vaccination in HSCT candidates and recipients

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