Join us at the Second Annual Texas Medical Center Hispanic Transplant Symposium
LifeGift, Nora’s Home and The Living Bank proudly present the Second Annual Texas Medical Center Hispanic Transplant Symposium. The Hispanic Transplant Symposium (HTS) is a landmark event bringing together staff, community partners and those serving the Hispanic community to advance the care of Hispanic Texans with end-stage organ disease.
Tuesday, September 26
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (includes networking breakfast and lunch)
Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Road, Houston, Texas 77045
Nearly 118,000 men, women and children across the country are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants; 11,000 are in Texas and more than 40 percent are Hispanic. As this need continues to grow, so does the need for collaboration among transplant and donation professionals, community leaders, patients and their families to overcome the challenges in tackling this critical health issue.
The Hispanic Transplant Symposium is an educational forum bringing together transplantation and donation professionals, patients and other community members to discuss transplantation issues affecting Hispanic Texans. The forum aims to create awareness, debunk myths and demonstrate a collective commitment to the cause.
Continuing education hours will be awarded to nurses, social workers, dieticians and dialysis technicians.
A list of speakers and topics is coming soon.
If your organization is interested in sponsoring, please contact Laura Davis, LifeGift, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsorship packet.
View and Download the 2016 Symposium Presentations
- The Northwestern Hispanic Transplant Program - Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo
- Describing the Need: Changing Demographics in Texas - Dr. Lloyd Potter
- Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Access to Kidney Transplantation - Dr. Jose J. Perez
- Liver Disease in the Hispanic Population - Dr. Howard Monsour
- More than Words: Using Translators - Graciela Zozaya
- Deceased Organ Donation Basics - Dr. R. Patrick Wood
- Overview of Houston-Area Transplant Support Options - Kayla Lehmann
Key Note Speaker: Sylvia E. Rosas, M.D.
Sylvia E. Rosas, M.D., MSCE is a nephrologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the chair of the Minority Affairs Committee at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Dr. Rosas is the director of the Latino Kidney Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center and is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her nephrology and epidemiology training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosas’s primary research focus is on the epidemiology of metabolic and cardiovascular disease complications in patients with chronic kidney disease. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease), American Heart Association and the Veteran’s Health Administration.