COVID-19 webinars now available on UNOS Connect

COVID-19 webinars now available on UNOS Connect

A series of COVID-19 webinars is now accessible to all members on UNOS Connect. In these educational offerings, transplant and OPO professionals share effective practices related to organ recovery and transplantation during COVID-19. These webinars may provide guidance to the donation and transplant community as the pandemic continues.

To view webinars, log in to UNOS Connect and search by course number. Find course numbers, topics and panelist information below.

QLT137: COVID-19: Past, present and future OPO operations

Leaders of four OPOs discuss issues related to organ procurement operations during COVID-19, and how they are addressing responses to the pandemic. This webinar is intended for donation and transplant audiences. As programs are building new processes in response to the pandemic, they are assessing staffing models, staff and patient safety, workspace configuration and a range of operational processes. Panelists are:

  • Charlie Alexander, president and CEO, The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
  • Kevin O’Connor, president and CEO, LifeCenter Northwest
  • Jeff Orlowski, president and CEO, LifeShare of Oklahoma
  • Jennifer Prinz, COO, Donor Alliance

This webinar was originally recorded June 11, 2020.

QLT138: Telemedicine, transplant and COVID-19: One transplant center’s experience

Pooja Singh, M.D., offers her perspectives on the potential benefits and challenges involved with telemedicine — an approach to care delivery that, given COVID-19, has become increasingly important. Dr. Singh is medical director of the kidney-pancreas transplantation and living donor kidney transplant programs at Jefferson Transplant Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

This webinar was original recorded May 7, 2020.

QLT139: COVID-10: Past, present and future transplant center operations

Three transplant administrators discuss issues related to transplant hospital operations during COVID-19. This webinar is intended for donation and transplant audiences. As programs are building new processes in response to the pandemic, they are assessing staffing models, staff and patient safety, workspace configuration and a range of operational processes. Panelists are:

  • Brigitte Sullivan, executive director, NYU Langone Transplant Institute
  • Angie Korsun, executive director, Advanced Organ Management Services, Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson
  • Jennifer Milton, chief administrative officer, UT Health San Antonio

This webinar was originally recorded July 24, 2020.

United Network for Organ Sharing will continue to support the community through the COVID crisis through resources such as educational offerings, policy development, and working with the community to monitor data and patient safety.

Find the most up-to-date COVID-19 information on the COVID resources page.

Questions about these and other professional education resources? Email education@unos.org

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