WashU Nephrology Transplant and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant will be well-represented at the 2022 American Transplant Congress (ATC) being held virtually and in-person June 4-8 in Boston, MA.
A joint annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), the ATC provides transplant professionals the opportunity to present and discuss new scientific and clinical information relevant to solid organ and tissue transplantation.
Anuja Java, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Director of Kidney Transplant at the John Cochran VA Medical Center, has two invited lectures:
- “Updates on Atypical HUS and C3G: From Diagnosis Pre-Transplant to Prevention and Management Post-Transplant”
- “Role of Complement Testing (Genetic and Functional) in Evaluation of C3G Recurrence Risk and Implications for Treatment.”
Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD,Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine and Chief, Division of Nephrology, will present the invited lecture:
- “3D Printing Organ Manufacturing”
Andrew Malone, MBBCh, Assistant Professor of Medicine, will present a Rapid Fire Oral Abstract:
- Autencoder, a Novel Computational Tool to Score T Cell Clones Demonstrates Biopsy T Cell Clones Are Not Represented in the Peripheral Blood (Authors: N. Borcherding, A. Leckie-Harre, H. Wu, B. D. Humphreys, A. F. Malone)
Massini A Merzkani, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, will present a Rapid Fire Oral Abstract and is first author on a Poster Abstract:
- Rapid Fire Oral Abstract – Outcomes in Obese Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 That Received Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplant (Authors: M. Merzkani, H. Murad, M. Wang, V. Hu, M. Ji, Y. Al-Hosni, O. Alzahabi, M. Zayed, K. Lentine, J. Wellen, S. Chang, T. Alhamad)
- Poster Abstract – Pancreas Transplants Outcomes in Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and Type 2 in the 21st Century: Are They Two Different Populations? (Authors: M. Merzkani, H. Murad, M. Wang, V. Hu, M. Ji, Y. Al-Hosni, O. Alzahabi, M. Zayed, J. Wellen, K. Lentine, S. Chang, T. Alhamad)
Vikas Dharnidharka, MD, MPH, Director of Pediatric Nephrology, Hypertension and Pheresis, was on the planning committee of the meeting and will be presenting a Plenary Session 1 lecture and a Rapid Fire Oral Abstract, and is senior author on three Poster Abstracts:
- Plenary Session 1 lecture: BiomarkeR Initiative to Advance Transplantation OutcomEs in Children (BRITE-C) Analysis (Authors: M. E. Seifert, L. Sheward, A. Kho, N. Rodig, V. Dharnidharka, M. Diehl, R. B. Mannon, O. Bestard, T. Blydt-Hansen, D. M. Briscoe)
- Rapid Fire Oral Abstract – Clinical Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) Patients with Epstein-Barr Virus-Driven (EBV+) Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (PTLD) Who Fail Rituximab Plus Chemotherapy: A Multinational, Retrospective Chart Review Study (Authors: V. Dharnidharka, D. Thirumalai, U. Jaeger, W. Zhao, D. Dierickx, P. Xun, P. Minga, A. Sawas, N. Sadetsky, P. Chauvet, E. Sundaram, A. Barlev, H. Zimmermann, R. U. Trappe)
- Poster Abstract – Pre-Emptive Rituximab to Prevent Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients with EBV DNAemia: A Case Series from the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PNRC) (Authors: I. Ashoor, S. Ranabothu, S. Al-Akash, A. Moudgil, Y. Shi, S. Kizilbash, D. Puliyanda, V. Dharnidharka)
- Poster Abstract – Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA as a Biomarker of T Cell Mediated Refection in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients (Authors: R. Dandamudi, S. Federman, R. Woodward, S. Dholakia, L. Walther, V. Dharnidharka)
- Poster Abstract – Plasma Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA Longitudinal Kinetics after Kidney Transplantation in Children (R. Dandamudi, S. Federman, R. Woodward, S. Dholakia, L. Walther, V. Dharnidharka)
Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim, MD, Transplant Fellow, is first author on two Poster Abstracts:
- Kidney Transplantation from Covid-19 Deceased Donors (Authors: MM Ibrahim, M Merzkani, H Murad, A Pande, E Dubberke, T Alhamad)
- Renal Allograft Lymphangiectasia: A Rare Post-Transplant Complication (Authors: MM Ibrahim, R. Delos Santos, A. Java)
Kristin Progar, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital BJH, is first author on two Poster Abstracts:
- Fixed-Dose Rituximab for Pre-Transplant DSA in Kidney Transplant Recipients (Authors: K. Progar, K. Kurwicki, N. Nesselhauf, J. Hagopian, S. January, H. Wijeweera, M. McCloskey, M. Merzkani, R. Delos Santos)
- Daratumumab for Recurrence of Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits in a Post-Kidney Transplant Recipient: A Case Report (Authors: K. Progar, T. Alhamad, H. Murad, A. Java, A. Malone, J. Gaut, R. Delos Santos, M. Merzkani)
Haris Murad, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, is first author on a Poster Abstract:
- Re-Examining the Optimal Threshold for Donor Derived Cell Free DNA in Renal Allograft Rejection (Authors: H. Murad, M. Merzkani, M. Ji, S. Chang, A. Malone, R. Delos Santos, T. Alhamad)
Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, FACP, FASN, Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs at Barnes-Jewish/Washington University Transplant Center, is first or senior author on multiple Abstract Posters and a Rapid Fire Oral Abstract:
- Rapid Fire Oral Abstract – Is Donor Hepatitis C Virus Infection Status Associated with Early Post-Kidney Transplant Failure in the Era of Direct-Acting Antiviral Medications? (Authors: S. Sutcliffe, S. Chang, D. Stewart, M. Ji, K. Lentine, G. Gupta, T. Alhamad)
- Poster Abstract – Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Longitudinal Molecular Surveillance in the KOAR Registry (Authors: T. Alhamad, A. Malone, D. Mandelbrot, P. M. Anand, H. M. Wadei, G. Shekhtman, N. Agrawal, K. Pinney, K. Qu, A. Desai)
- Poster abstract – The Perspective of General Nephrologists Toward Transitions of Care and Management of Patients with Failing Kidney Allografts (Authors: T. Alhamad, H. Murad, D. Dadhania, M. Pavlakis, S. Parajuli, B. P. Concepcion, N. Singh, N. Murakami, M. Casey, M. Ji, M. Lubetzky, E. Tantisattamo, O. Alomar, A. Faravardeh, C. Blosser, A. Basu, M. Molnar, G. Gupta, J. T. Adler, D. Adey, K. J. Woodside, R. Parsons1, K. Lentine)
- Poster abstract -“Post-allocation Policy and Changes in Gender Disparities in Access to Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplantation” (Authors: G. Peschard, M. Wang, Y. Al-Hosni, K. Lentine, S. Chang, T. Alhamad)
- Poster Abstract – “Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplantation and Gender Disparities in Transplant Access and Outcomes.” (Authors: G. Peschard, M. Wang, Y. Al-Hosni, K. Lentine, S. Chang, T. Alhamad)
- Poster Abstract – Three-Month Pancreas Graft Function Significantly Influences Survival Following Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetes Patients (M. Ji, S. Chang, M. Wang, K. Lentine, M. Merzkani, H. Murad, M. M. Ibrahim, M. Zayed, J. Wellen, S. Sutcliffe, T. Alhamad)
Nicole Nesselhauf, PharmD, BCPS, BCTXP, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Program Director of PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency, is Moderator of the session: Let’s be Direct: Ultra-Short Direct Acting Anti-Viral Prophylaxis to Expand Donor Pool.
Helen Wijeweera, ANP-BC, Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, will be Co-Moderator of the session: Groundbreaking Research Led by Advanced Transplant Providers.
Download ATCC program brochure here.
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