2018 Transplant Nurses Association National Conference
wednesday 24th - Friday 26th october, 2018 | Rydges world square, sydney, nsw
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Conference Program

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Conference Presenter and Abstract Book

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Thursday, 25th October, 2018

Conference Registration – Tea and Coffee on Arrival

Conference Welcome and Housekeeping

Keynote Speaker

Jana Pittman
Australian Olympian and Motivational Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Constructing a Reconstructive Program
Lynette Fix
Clinical Transplant Coordinator, Mayo Clinic, USA

Astellas Association Sponsor Address

Gold Association Sponsor Travel Grant Presentation - Astellas
Toni Radford
Central Northern Renal and Transplantation Service (CNARTS),
New Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA


Morning Tea and Trade Exhibition

Plenary Presentation

Where to From Here? The Vexing Question of Direct Contact Between Families of Donors and Transplant Recipients
Alison Barnwell
Donor Family Support Coordinator, NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service

Plenary Presentation

Maximising Donation Opportunities for Heart Transplantation: How do you Mend a Donor Heart?
Professor Peter McDonald
Senior Staff Specialist, Heart and Lung Transplant Unit, St Vincent’s Hospital, NSW

Plenary Presentation

The Changing Epidemiology of Obesity and Liver Transplant
Clinical Associate Professor Simone Strasser
Senior Staff Specialist, AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

Lunch and Trade Exhibition

ABOi Liver Transplantation
Breeana Alder
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

The Contribution of the Consultation Liason Psychiatry CNC Along the Transplant Journey
Charlie Brady, St Vincent's Hospital, Prof Kay Wilhelm, St Vincent's Hospital, University of NSW and University of Notre Dame, NSW

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Case Study
Eamonn Browne and Karen Carlon
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

Searching for Missing Donors: A 12 Month Audit of Deaths in Two Large Sydney Hospitals
Myra Sgorbini, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Venessa Sposari, Liverpool Hospital, NSW

Barriers to Kidney Transplantation: A Single Centre Audit of Dialysis Patients
Tania Burns and Kylie Turner
St George Hospital, NSW

High Risk Organ Doors: Expanding the Donor Pool to Advance Transplantation
Michelle Harkess, Elyn  Montgomery, Angela Smith, Rodrigo Fritis-Lamore, Natalie Lewis, Monica Clarke, Lucy Winyard, Monique Malouf and Prof Peter Macdonald, St Vincent’s Hospital and Nicola  Seifert, NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service, NSW

To DTPA or DMSA is the Question?
Jane Mawson
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

A  Wound with a Number of Intentions
Ondine Kennard-King
Westmead Hospital, NSW

It’s Hard to Ask
Merryn Jones
Hawkes Bay District Health Board

“Don’t Tell us it Can’t be Done” – Working with Patients to Revolutionise the Hospital Car Parking System
Michelle Byard
The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD

Afternoon Tea and Trade Exhibition

Poster Sessions

Lucy Winyard, St Vincents Hospital, NSW, Josephine Taylor, The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD, Natalie Lewis, St Vincents Hospital, NSW


Antibody Induction Therapy in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Angela Webster MBBS, MM, PhD, FRCP, FRACP
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
School of Public Health, NSW

Close of Conference – Day 1

Annual General Meeting of the Transplant Nurses Association

2018 Transplant Nurses Association National Conference Dinner
Pre-Dinner Drinks @ 7.00pm, Guests seated at 7.30pm for Dinner

Friday, 26th October, 2018

Conference Registration – Tea and Coffee on Arrival

Conference Welcome – Day 2

Keynote Speaker

Strengthening relationship and psychosocial outcomes in living kidney donation: perspectives of donors, recipients and "non-donors"
Angelique Ralph
Registered Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist Registrar


Plenary Presentation

NOMS to AOMS: Advances in the Kidney Allocation System
Narelle Watson
Business and laboratory Manager/ Senior Scientist, NSW Transplantation and Immunogenics Laboratory
Kate Wyburn
Staff Specialist & HOD Renal Transplant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

Morning Tea and Trade Exhibition

Panel Session

Hot Topics (An Interactive Session on Emerging Trends)
Moderator: Professor Richard Allen.
With A/Prof Kate Wyburn, Dr Michael Stormon, Dr Martin Howell and Dr Henry Pleass

Paediatric Liver Transplantation 30 Years Later. Who's Tolerant?

Dr Michael Stormon
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead, NSW

Where to From Here: An Exploration of Models and Processes of Organ and Tissue Donation in the United States of America

Gold Association Sponsor Travel Grant Presentation – Astellas
Alison Hodak
DonateLife  SA

Gold Association Sponsor Address - Novartis

Lunch and Trade Exhibition

Transformers Meet Transplant
Kathy Kable
Westmead Hospital, NSW

The Complex Journey of a Domino Heart Transplant
Rodrigo Fritis-Lamora, Monica Clarke, Prof Peter Macdonald, Michelle Harkess, Dr Arjun Iyer, Dr Paul Jansz, Dr Rebecca Pearson and Eric Johnson, St Vincents Hospital, NSW

Advanced Liver Disease Nurses Education Program in NSW
Janice Pritchard-Jones, Sinead Sheils, A/Prof Simone Strasser, Catherine Brannigan, Susan Mason and Prof Geoff McCaughan, Sydney Local Health District, and A/Prof Janice Gullick, Sydney University

Immunosuppressant Medication Handling: Reducing the Incidence of Occupational Exposure
Kate Wellstead, Brayden  Lubcke, Adam Hort, Clare Fazackerley
Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA

Aggressive Nutrition Intervention Reduces Ascites and Frequency of Paracentesis in Malnourished Patients with Cirrhosis
Helen Vidot
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

Case Series of Nocardia in Heart Transplant Recipients
Naomi Anderson and Arlie Hogan
St Vincents Hospital, NSW

Nurse Led Live Kidney Donor Assessment Clinics
Tony Stephens
Capital and Coast District Health, NZ

Management of a Combined Tricuspid Valve Replacement and Liver Transplant Journey
Sarah McLennan and Karen Carlton
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

Clearance of BK Virus Nephropathy by Combination Antiviral Therapy with IVIG
Kathy Kable
Westmead Hospital, NSW

TAH as a Bridge to Transplantation: Are the Outcomes Worth the Risks?
Elizabeth Roberts and Fan Yang
St Vincents Hospital, NSW

‘The Catch Up Group”- Regional Transplant Recipients Receiving Targeted Education in Their Local Community
Larna Woodyatt
Ballarat Health Services/ Donate Life, VIC

A Transplant Coordinators’ un-pho-gettable Experience
Claire West
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

Afternoon Tea and Trade Exhibition

Poster Session

Gillian Aitken, St Vincents Hospital, NSW, Stephanie Cheng, St Vincents Hospital, NSW, Natalie Lewis, St Vincents Hospital, NSW, Caroline Jane Smyth, St Vincents Hospital, NSW

Skin Cancer After Transplant
Professor Diona Damian
Post-Transplant Malignancies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

2019 Transplant Nurses Association State Presentation (QLD)

Exhibition Prize Draw

Close of the 2018 Transplant Nurses Association National Conference

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