TTS Education Committee and the International Society of Pediatric Transplantation (IPTA) have joined together to host a webinar series.
|Moderator: Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation Program
Intermountain Medical Center
Surgical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Primary Children's Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
|Discussant: Sheri Madigan, PhD, R.Psych
Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
|Discussant: Macey Henderson, JD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of Policy and External Affairs
The Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation
Baltimore, MD, USA
TTS Education Committee and the International Society of Pediatric Transplantation (IPTA) Allied Health Professional Committee (AHPC) have joined together to host a webinar. The Allied Health Professional Committee (AHPC) aligns its mission with that of IPTA to advance the science and practice of pediatric transplantation and to improve the health of all children who require transplantation through the various subspecialties of this group, including nursing, nutrition, psycho-social health, developmental, physical and occupational therapies and pharmaceutical management. Under the auspices of IPTA, the AHPC is dedicated to promoting advances in these inter-professional specialties to improve outcomes for all children who receive transplants and their families and to advocate for their rights as transplant candidates and recipients.
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
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, 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.
Daniel C. Brennan and Stanley C. Jordan
Director, Transplant Immunology
Assistant Director, Cell Processing Lab
Baylor University Medical Center
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
President, The American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI)
President-Elect, The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)
Member of Board of Directors, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Councilor (North America), The Transplantation Society (TTS)
Co-Chair, TTS Education Committee
Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Charleston, SC, USA