• Immunosuppression when CMV is a problem

  • Immunosuppression when CMV is a problem

  • Immunosuppression when CMV is a problem

#Immunosuppression #Africa

Live Session:

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 7:00 PM (Local time in Johannesburg)
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Description:


Learn to walk the fine line in balancing immunosuppression and active infection in transplant recipients. Through the use of various case studies, our two experts will take you through a variety of clinical scenarios and management strategies with a particular focus on gram-negative infections and CMV disease.

Learning Objectives:


  • Develop an approach to titrating immunosuppression in the setting of active gram-negative infection

  • Learn how to diagnose CMV disease and the various approaches to mitigate it

Faculty:


Adjusting immunosuppression in the setting of active infection


Daniel Brennan

Medical Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, USA

Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP, was the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Renal Diseases and the Director of Transplant Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri until July 2017. He was recruited in July 2017 to be the inaugural Medical Director and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Brennan’s research interests are viral infections, induction immunosuppression therapy, pharmacoeconomic and outcome research in transplantation and islet transplantation. He has written more than 300 original publications and several textbook chapters in these areas

Diagnosing CMV disease and tailoring immunosuppression in the African environment


Graham Paget

Head, Renal Division of the University of the Witwatersrand
Clinical Head of Nephrology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Graham Paget qualified in medicine in 1993 at Wits University. After completing his internship at Baragwanath hospital, he worked as a medical officer and registrar in the UK and Australia for two and half years. Dr. Paget completed specialist physician training in 2001 and nephrology sub-specialty training in 2003 at the Wits University/Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He is currently the Head of the Renal Division at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and was awarded his adjunct professorship in 2014. He is currently undertaking his Ph.D. in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. He was the President of the South African Renal Society from 2016 to 2020 and was the Academic Head of Nephrology at the University of the Witwatersrand from 2013 to 2019. He is actively involved in postgraduate degree supervision and marking, and has convened and examined for the Certificate in Nephrology subspecialty exams for the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He has mentored many Fellows in Nephrology, including the International Society of Nephrology sponsored candidates from our African neighbors. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK.

Schedule (90 min):


  • 05 min

    Welcome and introduction by the Chairs

  • 25 min

    Presentation: Adjusting immunosuppression in the setting of active infection, Daniel Brennan, USA

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Daniel Brennan, USA

  • 25 min

    Presentation: Diagnosing CMV disease and tailoring immunosuppression in the African environment, Graham Paget, South Africa

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Graham Paget, South Africa

  • 20 min

    Interactive panel discussion with audience participation led by the Chairs

  • 05 min

    Masterclass closing remarks

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