2022 Annual Meeting Sessions 

Concurrent sessions are 30-minute presentations. All sessions will either be available through recording or live streaming. Concurrent sessions will be assigned to specific time slots shortly. See meeting schedule here.

Please note: None of the Planning Committee planners for this activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible


Managing Medications During a Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Study of Perception of Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients and Those Waiting for a Kidney Transplant |Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN, Cathy Ashbaugh, RN, MSN, Mary Freiburghaus, MSN, Mercedes Madison, BS, Chelsea Richardson, RN, MSN, Mary Stephens, RN, BSN, CNN, CCTC, Mark Wakefield, MD, FACS, Preethi Yerram, MD

Determining Frailty in Kidney Transplant Candidates | Theresa Miller, APRN-CNP

Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening of Kidney Transplant Candidates in US Hot-spots: Why it Matters Carmen Sierra

A 12-Week Remote Delivery of a Technology, Application, Self-Management for Kidney (TASK) Recipients Intervention: A Feasibility Study | Tara O'Brien, PhD, RN, CDE

Communication and Coordination Strategies and Tools to Increase Efficiency and Quality of Life of Organ Donation and Transplant Professionals | Eric Pahl, BS, MS

A New Intervention to Increase Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Investigation of Effect of SystemCHANGE Intervention | Yaprak Sarigol Ordin, RN, PhD, Serkan Yildiz, Eda Ayten Kankaya, PhD, Buket Celik, Msc., RN, Nermin Ertan, Ozgul Karayurt, Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN

Nurse Driven Protocolization and Management of dd-cfDNA Testing in Renal Allograft Patients at a Transplant Center | Sandra Siegel, RN, CCTC, Kerry Gaj, DNP, Courtney Hamilton, MHL, BSN, RN, Heather Wade, PharmD, Rajesh Govindasamy, MD

The Transgender Living Donor: Acknowledgement, Acceptance, and Challenges | Angela Miskolci, RN, BSN, CCTN, Emily Rich, BSW, MSW, LCSW, CCTSW

Pain Interference in End Stage Kidney Disease is Associated with Changes in Gut Microbiome Features Before and After Kidney Transplantation | Mark Lockwood, RN, Holli DeVon, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, George Chlipala, PhD, Mark Maienschein-Cline, PhD, Ulf Bronas, PhD, ATC, ATR, FSVM, FAHA, Choa Sung, RN, Hongjin Li, PhD, RN, Stefan Green, Phd

Longitudinal characterization of the gut microbiome and its effects on sickness symptoms | Choa Sung, RN,  Mark Lockwood, PhD, RN

Effect of Nurse led Intervention on Self care behaviour, psychological symptoms and quality of life among kidney transplant recipients in a selected tertiary care hospital- a randomized controlled trial | Ujjwal Dahiya, Kamli Prakash, Sandeep Mahajan, Nand Kumer


Cognitive Factors, Illness Perceptions, and Medication Adherence Among Heart Transplant Recipients | Stacy Al-Saleh, PhD, RN

Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies and Considerations for Cardiac Transplantation | Lauren Marsteller, MSN, Zachary Tupper, PA-C

Echo-Doppler Profile for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Relevance to Heart Transplantation Alisa Behari, RN

Considerations and Conundrums for Transplantation for Marfans Syndrome Socorro Smigo

Renal Dysfunction After Heart Transplantation: A Primer for Clinicians | Ylenia Quiaoit

Mechanisms of Arrhythmogenesis in the Transplanted Heart and Electrophysiology Interventions | Nancy Cash

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Diagnosis, Genetics and Management | Susan Chambers

Frailty in Cardiac Care and its Usefulness in Heart Transplantation | Irena Milaniak


Pregnancy after Liver Transplantation | Lisa Coscia, RN, BSN, CCTC, Dorothy Kliniewski, RN, BSN

It's all coming back...recurrent NASH/NAFLD post liver transplant | Katherine Meneses, Susan Kang, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

The Power of Palliative Nursing Champions: How a Palliative and Nursing Collaboration has Led to Positive Outcomes | Jeannette Meye, APRN, CNS, MSN, Melanie Donovan, RN, BSN, Alissa Unlanday, MSN, BSN, AGACNP-BC, ACHPN

Organ Donation 

Emphasizing Critical-care Nurses’ Role in Organ Donation Using the Validated Tool Flodén ATODAI | Anne Floden, PhD, RN, Maria Stadtler, RN, Stephanie Collazo, PhD

Living Donor Referral Process Re-design: Strategies to Improve Throughput and Increase Evaluations at a Large Volume Center | Emily Warren, RN, BSN,Kristine Hinton, Leza Warnke, RN, BAN, CCTC, Linda Willey, LPN, Rachel Belina, RN, Margaret Voges, RN, BA, Sarah Larson, RN, Annie Doyle, RN, BSN, CCTN

Quality Improvement Tools to Manage Organ Donation Processes: A Scoping Review | Amina Silva, Samantha Arora, MD, Saneef Dhanai, MD, Laura Hornby, M.Sc., Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE, FCNEI, Ken Lotherington, BSc, Lindsay Wilson, Vanessa Silva, RN, PhD

Developing a National Research Program: a Practical Guidance for Researchers | Vanessa Silva, RN, PhD, Laura Hornby, M.Sc., Amina Silva, RN, PhD, Saneef Dhanani, MD


Safety and Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccination in The Islet Transplant Recipient | Lindsay Basto, Laurencia Perea

Special Topics 

Role of Palliative Care in Transplant Medicine | Samantha Atchison, MS, PA-C, Victoria Atchison, MS, PA-C, Christina Monterrosa, MS, PA-C

Gene Addition and Editing in 21st century | Maria Molina, MSN, CRNP

Transplant Nursing Genomic Literacy: A survey analysis of International Transplant Nurses | Maria Molina, MSN, CRNP, Bernice Coleman, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN, Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, AGN-BC, FAAN

A Review of Invasive Fungal Infections and Antifungal Therapies in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients | Ylenia Quiaoit, Lauren Marsteller, MSN, CRNP

Three Types Of Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) and Different Treatment Options | Judith Ikpah, MSN, CRNP

Utilization of Risk Assessment of Frailty in Transplantation | Rose DeRosa, MS, Pa-C

Nocardia Prophylaxis and Infections in Solid Organ Transplantation Emily Tsao, MSN, CRNP, Emily Grubb, PA-C

The psychometrics of the Basel assessment of adherence to immunosuppressive medications scale (BAASIS) in Turkish | Arzu Harmanci Seren, RN, PhD, Yaprak Sarigol Ordin, RN, PhD, Zeliha Ozdemir Koken, RN, PhD

Burnout In The Workplace | Tyesha Cusack

Mycophenolate Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity | Sandhra Thekkumthala, APRN

Cannabis in the transplant patient, where are we today? | Joan La Joie, Msn, CRNP