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Penn Transplant Institute at the 2021 International Transplant Nurses Society’s Annual Meeting


ITNS meeting graphicThe International Transplant Nurses Society’s (ITNS) Annual Meeting features world-class speakers providing cutting-edge research and transplant nursing clinical information – including over a dozen experts from Penn Medicine.

The Penn Transplant Institute is proud to announce the following clinicians will be presenting at the 2021 Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually between September 9 – September 12, 2021.

Friday, September 10, 2021

  • 9 – 9:30 AM Trans-COVID-19 Multi-Center Registry of Cardiac Transplant Patients in the United States with Confirmed COVID-19 and Impact to Transplant Medicine Susan Chambers, MSN, CRNP and Angela Wang, MSN, CRNP
  • 2:45 – 3:15 PM Varying Presentations and Management of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) in Transplant Medicine Emily Grubb, MS, PA-C
  • 3:30 – 4 PM Tacrolimus Induced Acquired Thrombotic Microangiopathy and Role of ADAMST13 Deficiency Mariadil Kannadan, BSN, RN and Tyesha Cusack, BSN, RN
  • 3:30 – 4 PM Sexually Transmitted Infections: The Burden and Implications Joan LaJoie, MSN, CRNP
  • 4:15 – 4:45 PM Rapamycin Pharmacokinetics and Thromboprophylaxis in Transplant Medicine Lauren Marsteller, MSN, CRNP and Demetra Zalman, MSN, CRNP

Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • 9:45 – 10:15 AM Categorized and Standardized Treatment Options for Cytomegalovirus Infection Melissa Burke, MSN, CRNP
  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Patients with COVID-19: Pre- and Post-Transplant Outcomes Conundrums, and Considerations Lizabeth Piel, MSN, CRNP
  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM A Rare Case of Cytomegalovirus and Parvovirus B-19 Co-Infection after Transplantation Ylenia Quiaoit, DNP, CRNP
  • 11:45AM – 12:15 PM Reduction in Medication Errors at Discharge in the Transplant Population Elizabeth Perez-Ngai, BSN and Aileen Paredes, BSN, RN
  • 2:45 – 3:15 PM Cytopenias after Solid Organ Transplantation: Primer for Clinicians Ylenia Quiaoit, DNP, CRNP
  • 3:30 – 4:45 PM Triad of Kearns-Sayre Syndrome (KSS): Evaluation, Treatment, and Future Direction Socorro Smigo, BSN, RN
  • 4:15 –  4:45 PM Mitochondrial Cardiomyopathy and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) of the Mitochondrial Genome Sandhra Thekkumthala MSN, CRNP

Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • 10:45 – 11:15 AM  21st Century Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy, Diagnosis, Prevention, and Education Emily Tsao, MSN, CRNP

We hope to “see” you there!

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