At the conclusion of this meeting, participants will have improved competence and professional performance in their ability to:
1. Explain in detail how to evaluate and list potential candidates for lung transplantation.
2. Discuss perioperative management of the donor, lung procurement and operative strategies including use of extracorporeal life support and ex-vivo lung perfusion.
3. Recognize the most common post-transplant complications, including immediate post-operative complications, acute and chronic allograft dysfunction, infections and other systemic complications.
4. Describe the immunosuppressive and preventative medication regimens utilized in lung transplant recipients, the rationale for their use and their potential complications.