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

Download the 2018 Meeting Schedules Flyer ( January‐June, July-December, 2018) »

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

June – December 2018

  • 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

  • Mon, Jul 9th

    12:00 – 2:00PM: What to Expect When you are Listed and When the Call Comes by Rachael Begler, RN and Tamar Gardner, RN

  • Tues, Jul 24th

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Lung Allocation Score by Hanyoung Kim, RN
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Frequently Asked Questions by Selim Arcasoy, MD
    Please Note due to room availability this seminar will be held in Riverview Terrace, not Heart Center 1&2

  • Mon, Aug 13th

    12:00 – 1:00 PM: Types of Donors by Rachel Leigh Begler, RN
    1:00 – 2: 00 PM: Acute and Chronic Rejection by Lori Shah, MD

  • Tues, Aug 28th

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

  • Mon, Sept 10th

    12:00 – 1:00 PM: The Importance of Caregivers by Bailey Petry, LMSW
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: TBD by Tamar Gardner, RN

  • Tues, Sept 25th

    3:00 – 4:00 PM: Life After Transplant by Maggie Carroll PA-C
    4:00 – 5:00 PM: Post-Transplant Hospitalization by Daryle Blackstocke PA-C

  • Mon, Oct 8th

    3:00 – 5:00 PM: Post Transplant Panel by Transplant Recipients
    Please Note due to room availability this seminar will be held in Myrna Daniels Auditorium, not Heart Ceter 1&2

  • Tues, Oct 23rd

    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

  • Mon, Nov 12th

    12:00 – 1:00 PM: Transplant Complications by Hilary Robbins, MD
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: Acute and Chronic Rejection by Lori Shah, MD

  • Tues, Nov 27th

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

  • Mon, Dec 3rd

    12:00 – 1:00 PM: Complications in Transplant by Hilary Robbins, MD
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: Meditation and Healing by Rev. Seigan Ed Glassing

  • Tues, Dec 11th

    3:00 – 5:00 PM: Holiday Party by The Lung Transplant Project

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 July 24th Seminar, and Holiday Party, which will all take place in the Riverview Terrace. The post-transplant panel will take place in the Myrna Daniels Auditorium, down the hall from Meeting Rooms 1&2.

Please bring sufficient oxygen to last the duration of your trip to the hospital and return home.
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