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ISHLTv Recorded Webinars

ISHLTv_14 - The Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic: Rising to the Challenge

‐ Mar 24, 2021 3:00pm

Members: Free

Session Summary: This webinar will provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on both ends of spectrum from infection prevention to management of severe disease. Speakers will summarize relevant clinical trial data from COVID-19 vaccination trials and what it means for our patients; and also discuss basic pathophysiology of COVID-19 related acute respiratory distress syndrome and new insights in management via extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Robin Vos, MD, PhD, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Stephanie Pouch, MD, MS, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Welcome and Introductory Comments
Moderator 1

COVID-19 Vaccination
Emily A. Blumberg, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

This talk will summarize current clinical trial data, including effect on viral variants as well as impact on transplant recipients.

ECMO for COVID-19-related ARDS: Evidence and Patient Selection
Daniel Brodie, MD, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

This talk will explore the emerging evidence for the use of ECMO in patients with COVID-19-related ARDS and how this evidence informs patient selection.

ECMO as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation in COVID-ARDS: To Whom and When?
Marcelo Cypel, MD, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada

This talk will explore when to consider a COVID-ARDS patients on mechanical support for lung transplant assessment and to balance the decisions between the possibility of patient recovery with or without a transplantation.

Live Q & A with All Faculty
Led by Moderator 2

ISHLT Announcements
Greg Schultz, CEO, ISHLT, Addison, TX, USA


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