Overview of Topics

Introduction to Transplant

Webinar 1 introduces this learning seriesThis introduction discusses the provincial initiative and practical ways to Explore Transplant Ontario materials in everyday practice.

With thanks to: A. Garg, A. Waterman, D. Belenko
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Why Transplant

Learn about the risk and benefits of kidney transplantation compared to other renal replacement modalities.

With thanks to: M. Miller, L. Chen, G. Meliton
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How to Get Listed

Discuss patient referral and evaluation criteria for kidney transplantation, including referral timing, kidney allocation process and Ontario waitlist times.

With thanks to: I. Mucsi, D. Belenko
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Living Donor Transplant

Hear about the advantages of living donor transplant. Learn about evaluating donor eligibility, donor referral process, surgery, and donor follow-up.

With thanks to: M. Jansen, M. Rada, M. Miller, B. Montesi
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Deceased Donor Transplant

Discuss donor categories, infection risk, and potential solutions to incompatibility: Kidney Paired Donation, Highly Sensitized Patient Programs, immune desensitization.
With thanks to: H. Iyer, J. Mcdougall, G.Meliton K. Tinckam
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Psychological and Social Support

Learn about psychosocial evaluation of potential kidney transplant recipients and psychosocial considerations in the peri- and post-transplant period.
With thanks to: M. Novak, I. Mucsi, M. Mitchell
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Transplant Surgery and Hospitalization

Understand what to expect from transplant surgery and post-transplant hospital stay. Learn about early complications: delayed graft function, rejection types, and management.
With thanks to: M. Miller, A. Ghanekar
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Patients on the Waitlist

For waitlisted patients, hear about management practices, “prehabilitation”, and their education and support needs.

With thanks to: G. Meliton , H. Iyer, M.Miller


 

Life After Transplantation

Understand post-transplant care, medications, life style changes, and restrictions. Learn about long-term post-transplant complications: cancer, diabetes, and return to dialysis.

With thanks to: P. Mharapara, L. Chen, H.Iyer


 

Questions in Transplant

Discuss ethical issues: unequal access, social media, and transplant tourism. Learn how to have discussions about living donation and asking potential donors.

With thanks to: M. Rada, J.Gross