Infectious Diseases Professional Community Webinar

The Future is Now: Use of Hepatitis B Virus and HIV Positive Donors for Thoracic Transplant
Co-Presented with the Transplant ID Section of TTS

Monday, 27 February, 2023  |  2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

The number of patients awaiting thoracic transplantation continues to exceed the number of available donor organs, highlighting the clinical and public health need to expand the donor pool. While there is limited experience with transplantation of thoracic organs from HBV- or HIV-infected donors, transplantation of thoracic organs from HBV-infected donors into HBV-negative recipients and from HIV-infected donors into recipients living with HIV may provide new hope for those on the waitlist. However, this also presents unique challenges for physicians managing the increased complexity of these transplants. This session, presented by ISHLT and the TID Section of TTS, will educate providers on how best to weigh the opportunities and challenges of these organs, summarize the available data for HBV-mismatched transplants and transplantation of organs from HIV+ donors to recipients living with HIV, and share experiences from two centers conducting transplants using the HBV+ and HIV+ donor pool.

Scientific Program

Stephanie Pouch, MD, MS
, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA

Rebecca Kumar, MD, MS, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC USA
Marcelo Radisic, MD, Instituto de Trasplante y Alta Complejidad, Buenos Aires, Argentina

HIV Positive-to-HIV Positive Transplants
Valentina Stosor, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL USA

Use of HBV+ Organ Donors
Cameron Wolfe, MBBS(Hons), MPH, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC USA

Continuing Education Information

There will be no continuing education available for this webinar.