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.

January – June 2018

  • Mon, Mar 12th

    12:00 – 2:00 PM: Post Transplant Panel by Lung Transplant Recipients
    Location: Riverview Terrace 

  • Tues, Mar 27th

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Frequently Asked Questions by Selim Arcasoy, MD
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Types of Donors by Rachael Begler, RN

  • Mon, April 9th

    12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lung Allocation Score with Hanyoung Kim
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: Fear and Courage in Transplant by Sasha Storaasli, LMSW

  • Tues, April 24th

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Exercise in Transplant by Nicole Pieszchata, PT/Aimee Layton, PhD
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Importance of Compliance with Maggie Carroll, PA

  • Mon, May 14th

    12:00 – 1:00 PM: Insurance and Financing Transplant by Stemmijoi Haynes, Fin. Coord
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: Things to Know Once You’re Listed by Rachael Begler, RN

  • Tues, May 22nd

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

  • Mon, June 11th

    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, June 26th

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Post-Transplant Hospitalization by Daryle Blackstocke, PA
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Diet and Transplant by Brenda Klein, RD, CDN, CDE

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