TREC’s Participation at American Transplant Congress 2021

Erica Ho Talks and Presentations

The American Transplant Congress is the annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST). This year, Dr. Amy Waterman and the Transplant Research and Education Center team have participated in submitting 13 abstracts to the event—all of which have been accepted and will be available for public viewing at the virtual event from June 4 – 9.

Eight of the 13 abstracts list Dr. Waterman and the TREC lab as primary authors and will be presented as posters accompanied by brief voice-overs that guide the viewer through the data:

  • I Would Do Whatever It Took”: Understanding the Motivation, Education and Experiences of Kidney Paired Donation Participants
  • Challenges and Stressors of COVID-19 Kidney and Transplant Patients: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Early Transplant Education Increases CKD 3-5 Patients’ Knowledge and Informed Decision Making About Chronic Kidney Disease and Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Information-Seeking Behavior During Covid-19: Opportunities for Communication and Care Transition Improvements
  • Experiential Expertise: What Can Patients and Donors Teach Us About Living Donation?
  • High Interest, Low Payoff: Understanding Opportunities for Intervention for Those Exploring but Not Pursuing Paired Kidney Donation
  • True Living Donation Experiences: A Thematic Analysis of Storytelling from Kidney Living Donors
  • Understanding Early Transplant Preparation: CKD 3-5 Patients’ Transplant Knowledge and Actions at Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Several of our abstracts will also be presented as pre-recorded, 5-minute “Rapid Fire Oral Abstracts” with a 20-minute live Q & A session afterwards. Yaquelin Arevalo, a Senior Research Associate at TREC, will be presenting “Challenges and Stressors of COVID-19 Kidney and transplant Patients: A Mixed Methods Study” at 2pm PST on Tuesday, June 8th. Dr. Waterman will be presenting “Early Transplant Education Increases CKD 3-5 Patients’ Knowledge and Informed Decision-Making About Chronic Kidney Disease and Living Donor Kidney Transplant” at 2:05pm PST on Tuesday, June 8th. Links to their respective sessions will be available on the registration agenda.

Dr. Waterman was also invited to present “Educational Outreach to Potential Recipients and Prospective Donors from Minority Groups” as guest panelist at the “Reaching for the Elusive Brass Ring: Challenges Faced by Donor and Recipient Minorities when Accessing Transplant” session from 12pm – 1pm (PST) on Sunday, June 6th.

In addition to presentations, Dr. Waterman has also been listed as a co-author on several other abstracts, submitted and lead by several TREC external partners:

  • Right Kidneys and Kidneys with Complex Anatomy are More Likely to be Transplanted to the Waiting List in a National Kidney Paired Donation Program
  • The Benefits of Sharing Non-Directed Donors Nationally Through Paired Exchange
  • Transplant Decision Making Concerns for Asian Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease
  • Understanding Delays to Pediatric Kidney Transplant Wait-List Activation: Providers and Families Weigh in
  • Understanding Transplant Decision Making Concerns for African, Caribbean and Black Canadian Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease

ATC allows the scientific and medical communities present the latest discoveries in solid organ and tissue transplantation. Register to learn more about the new advancements and breakthroughs, and learn more about the event here!