• Kidney exchange and desensitization in kidney transplantation: what's new and where should my efforts be focused?

  • Kidney exchange and desensitization in kidney transplantation: what's new and where should my efforts be focused?

  • Kidney exchange and desensitization in kidney transplantation: what's new and where should my efforts be focused?

  • Kidney exchange and Desensitization in Kidney Transplantation - What's new and where should my efforts be focused?

  • Kidney exchange and Desensitization in Kidney Transplantation - What's new and where should my efforts be focused?

  • Kidney exchange and Desensitization in Kidney Transplantation - What's new and where should my efforts be focused?

#Transplant Immunology #Africa

Live Session:

Monday, August 02, 2021 - 7:00 PM (Local time in Johannesburg)
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Description:


This masterclass will teach you about the state of the art in paired kidney donation and desensitization protocols. We then place this in the context of resource-limited settings and give advice on where to start and how to strike a balance in your renal transplant program.

Learning Objectives:


  • Learn the latest advances in paired kidney donation Learn the latest advances in desensitization

  • Understand the context in Africa in which these advances are being implemented

Faculty:


What's New in Kidney Exchange and Paired Donation - State-of-the-Art


Jayme Locke

Professor
Director, Division of Transplantation
Director, Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program
Director, Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality
Director, UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, USA

Dr. Locke is an abdominal transplant surgeon who specializes in innovative strategies for the transplantation of incompatible organs, disparities in access to and outcomes after solid organ transplantation, and transplantation of HIV-infected end-stage patients. Her research interests include complex statistical analysis and modeling of transplant outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities.

An African perspective on paired kidney donation and desensitization - Where to push forward


Bianca Davidson

Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Groote Schuur Hospital
University of Cape Town
Western Cape, South Africa

Dr. Bianca Davidson did her undergraduate medical training at University of Cape Town, graduating with first class honours in 2005. She did her postgraduate specialist training at Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town. She graduated as a Fellow of College of Physician in 2013. She completed her sub-specialty training in nephrology in 2017.

Dr. Davidson has a keen interest in peritoneal dialysis and adolescent care. In 2015, she was awarded a Bertha School of Business Innovations Grant with which she established the Adolescent Renal Clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital. The clinic aims to serve a vulnerable population and acts as a bridge between paediatric and adult care of patients with chronic kidney disease. The establishment of a Peritoneal Dialysis Registry was the basis of Dr. Davidson’s MPhil. Her work focused on the technique and patient survival outcomes in those undergoing peritoneal dialysis in the African context. Dr. Davidson is passionate about improving service delivery in the state sector and has dedicated her research efforts to the evaluation of local services in order to provide insights how outcomes can be improved upon. In addition to the above, she initiated a Renal Transplant Registry in order to establish one and five-year outcomes in transplant recipient at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Her work focused on the technique and patient survival outcomes in those undergoing peritoneal dialysis in the African context. Dr. Davidson is passionate about improving service delivery in the state sector and has dedicated her research efforts to the evaluation of local services in order to provide insights how outcomes can be improved upon. In addition to the above, she initiated a Renal Transplant Registry in order to establish one and five-year outcomes in transplant recipient at Groote Schuur Hospital.

. Davidson is a passionate teacher and has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including bedside tutorials, lectures and MMED supervision. She was a member of the course development team that defined the core curriculum for the 4th year students and enjoys teaching the future generation of doctors.

Schedule (90 min):


  • 05 min

    Welcome and introduction by the Chairs

  • 25 min

    Presentation: What's New in Kidney Exchange and Paired Donation - State-of-the-Art, Jayme Locke, USA

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Jayme Locke, USA

  • 25 min

    Presentation: An African perspective on paired kidney donation and desensitization - Where to push forward, Bianca Davidson, South Africa

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Bianca Davidson, South Africa

  • 20 min

    Interactive panel discussion with audience participation led by the Chairs

  • 05 min

    Masterclass closing remarks

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