Patient Education Seminar

The lung transplant program provides two-hour educational seminars approximately three times per month (see schedule below), and lung transplant candidates are required to attend 12 lectures per year. There are usually two lectures per seminar. These seminars offer invaluable information to help you and your loved ones to learn more about transplant and to know what to expect. The professional staff of the lung transplant team provides interactive lectures about organ donation, post-transplant medications, the role of exercise, organ rejection, psychological factors, nutrition, research in transplant, ethics, and infection control.

Twice a year we offer a two-hour panel comprised of post-transplant patients that give pre-transplant patients an opportunity to hear their experiences. .Post-surgical patients are encouraged to participate, not only because the sessions continue to be helpful but also because they can offer a unique and very helpful perspective to candidates waiting for a donor organ.

The program also offers non-mandatory, specialized support group meetings for: (1) caregivers — those responsible for seeing to it that the recovering transplant patients are taking their medications, moving about and getting the necessary care they require at home — and for (2) pre-transplant patients to give them an opportunity to share their experiences and concerns with one another. They take place on Mondays, from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM, and they are facilitated by the social worker.

Lung Transplant Program Educational Seminar Meetings

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Please Note: Patients Are Required to Attend 12 Seminar Meetings per Year.
One visit counts for 2 seminars.

July - December 2017

  • Tues. June 27

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Topic To Be Announced
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Frequently Asked Questions By Selim Arcasoy, MD

  • Mon. July 10th 

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Patient and Caregiver Support by Bailey Petry, LMSW
    12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lung Allocation Score by Hanyoung Kim, RN
    1:00 – 2:00PM: Caregiver Fatigue and Self Care by Bailey Petry, LMSW

  • Tues. July 25th 

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Exercise and Transplant by Aimee Layton, PhD and Nicole Pieszchata, PT
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Frequently Asked Questions by Selim Arcasoy, MD

  • Mon. Aug 14th

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Patient and Caregiver Support by Bailey Petry, LMSW
    12:00 – 1:00 PM : Things to Know Once You’re Listed by Rachel Leigh Begler, RN
    1:00 – 2: 00 PM : Post-Transplant Hospitalization by Maggie Carroll, PA-C

  • Tues. Aug 22nd

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: What To Do When The Call Comes by Sara Lee Manning, RN
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Financing Your Lung Transplant by Stemmijoi Haynes, Fin. Coord

  • Mon, Sept 11th 

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Patient and Caregiver Support by Bailey Petry, LMSW
    12:00 – 1:00 PM: Acute and Chronic Rejection by Lori Shah, MD
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: Non-Pulmonary Complications of Transplant by Hilary Robbins, MD

  • Tues. Sept 26th

    3:00 – 5:00 PM: Post Transplant Medications by Jenna Scheffer, Pharm-D

  • Thurs. Oct 19th 

    3:00 – 5:00 PM: Post Transplant Panel by Transplant Recipients
    Location: Riverview Terrace 

  • Tues. Oct 24th 

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Post-Transplant Hospitalization by Maggie Carroll, PA-C
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Meditation and Healing by Rev. Seigan Ed Glassing

  • Mon. Nov 13th 

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Patient and Caregiver Support by Bailey Petry, LMSW
    12:00 – 1:00 PM: What To Do When The Call Comes by Sara Lee Manning, RN
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: Things to Know Once You’re Listed by Rachel Leigh Begler, RN

  • Tues. Nov 28th 

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Frequently Asked Questions by Selim Arcasoy, MD
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Fear and Courage in Transplant by Sasha Storaasli, LMSW

  • Thurs, Dec 7th 

    3:00 – 5:00 PM: Holiday Party in Riverview Terrace Riverview Terrace
    Location: Riverview Terrace 

  • Mon, Dec 11th 

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Patient and Caregiver Support by Bailey Petry, LMSW
    12:00 – 1:00 PM: Mental Health and Transplant by David Fedoronko, MD
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: Non-Pulmonary Complications of Transplant by Hilary Robbins, MD

  • Tues, Dec 19th

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Exercise and Transplant by Aimee Layton, PhD and Nicole Pieszchata, PT
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Nutrition and Transplant by Brenda Klein, RD

Location

All meetings will take place in:
Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Meeting Rooms 1&2
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EXCEPT the Post-Transplant Panel and Holiday Party, which will both take place in the Riverview Terrace.

Please bring sufficient oxygen to last the duration of the sessions.
If you need to run out and need to borrow from the Milstein Security Desk, please return it to the safety containers when finished.

This Schedule is subject to last minute changes. It is advised to contact your Social Worker or check Social Worker voicemail prior to the meeting:

Sasha Storaasli, LMSW 212.305.0665
Bailey Petry, LMSW 212.342.1364

Lung Transplant Program Caregiver Support Meetings

Please note: Time and Date Change!

Going forward, Support for Caregivers and Patients will take place ½ hour before the Seminars that are scheduled on Mondays, in the Milstein Heart Center, Rooms 1 & 2.

This Schedule is subject to last minute changes. It is advised to contact your Social Worker or check Social Worker voicemail prior to the meeting:

Sasha Storaasli, LMSW 212.305.0665
Bailey Petry, LMSW 212.342.1364