18 April 2023 | Denver, CO USA
2023 ISHLT Academy Master Class in Nursing & Allied Health

Crucial Transitions in the Care of Heart and Lung Transplant
and Mechanical Circulatory Support Patients

The Final Program for the ISHLT Academy Master Class in Nursing & Allied Health is now available. Click below to download the PDF or to view the CME information for this course.

Patients are known to be at risk during care transitions. This session will examine two of the most significant transitions of care for transplant and mechanical circulatory support (MCS) patients: entry into the transplant or MCS program and end-of-life following transplantation or MCS. We will also examine the role of family caregivers and their inclusion in healthcare team considerations in these experiences.

Each patient and their caregivers will likely encounter both transitions at some point within the trajectory of care. Healthcare providers need to recognize that these crucial transitions are perhaps the most significant in a patient’s life. This Master Class will provide an opportunity for members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to share perspectives and best practices to optimize patient and family members’ experiences at these times of transition.

Academy Chairs

Bronwyn Levvey, RN, Grad Dip Clin Epi, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC Australia
Samantha J. Anthony, PhD, MSW, RSW, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON Canada

Academy Chairs

Larry A. Allen, MD, MHS, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO USA
Nancy P. Blumenthal, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCTC, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA USA
Fabienne Dobbels, PhD, MSc, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Christiane Kugler, PhD, RN, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Michael Petty, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, CCNS, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN USA
Melissa Sanchez, BSc Hons, PGDip, DClinPsy, MSc, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Patrick J. Smith, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC USA
Gregory Snell, MD, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC Australia