2019 Research and Innovation Symposium

2019 Research and Innovation Symposium

Community Events
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Mid-America Transplant



January 31, 2019

5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Mid-America Transplant

1110 Highlands Plaza Dr. East, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO  63110


Plan to attend the 2019 Research and Innovation Symposium hosted by the Mid-America Transplant Foundation. The colloquium will feature inspiring progress made on research aimed at advancing organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Admission is free.


5:00 pm, Appetizers 
6:00 pm, Welcome, Dr. Gary Marklin, CMO
6:15 pm, Presentations


Dr. Mark Schnitzler 
“Economic Strategies to Reduce Organ Discard Through Risk-Adjusted Payment Mechanisms”


Dr. Krista Lentine 
“APOL1 Genotyping and Kidney Transplant Outcomes: Brief Update on APOLLO Study”


Dr. Joe Gaut
“Development of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks to Enhance Pathologic Assessment of Donor Organs”


Dr. Varun Puri
“Optimizing Donor Management in Lung Transplantation.”


Dr. Greg Ewald
“Novel Modalities to Assess and Predict Recovery of Cardiac Allograft Donors and Improve Heart Transplant Outcomes”


Dr. Anthony Lubniewski and Dr. Joel Palko
“Mechanical Stability of Microkeratome Dissected Tectonic Corneal Grafts in the Treatment of Corneal Thinning and Perforation”


Dr. Rajendra Apte and Dr. Jonathan Miner
“Zika Virus Infection of the Human Cornea”


RSVP to Emily Boston
eboston@midamericatransplant.org or 314.735.8294

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