George P. Noon Conference Series – Frontiers in Organ Failure and Transplant Management

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Add to Calendar

Houston Methodist surgeons performed their first kidney transplant in 1963, quickly followed by many firsts in heart, lung, liver and multi-organ transplants. Since then, the program has grown tremendously, with Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center performing more than 6,823 lifesaving transplants, 446 transplants in 2016. Houston Methodist outcomes are among the best in the country.

This year, the Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Transplant Center continues its collaboration with Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services to invite distinguished speakers from around the world to the George P. Noon Conference. This program provides an innovative view on the international epidemic of organ failure and on the strategies of how it is managed around the world.

Dec. 5    Wadi N. Suki Symposium • Onco-Nephrology – A New Horizon
This year’s symposium will focus on the outcomes in chronic renal failure and dialysis in cancer patients, and follow with special lectures in diabetes, obesity, hypertension and living donation. Additionally, the symposium will focus on the global epidemic burden of chronic kidney disease, and will follow with an ethical focus on the long-standing issue of organ shortages by removing the disincentives from kidney donation. The symposium will conclude with a bonus ask-the-expert session lead by the Houston Methodist Chief of Nephrology Dr. Hassan Ibrahim, and followed by three top community nephrologists in an interactive learning setting.

Dec. 6    An International Perspective on Organ Failure Management Symposium
To promote understanding of the global nature of organ failure, Houston Methodist offers, for the second year in a row, an international track focused on transplantation and organ failure. Internationally renowned speakers from across the globe will lead talks on the latest advances and perspectives on organ failure in their respective home countries. This important expansion of the conference is the result of collaboration between conference hosts Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center and Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services.

Dec. 6    The Carol & Burt Keenan Liver Symposium • Advances in Cholangiocarcinoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Through the generosity of Carol and Burt Keenan and their given journey with surviving liver cancer through transplantation, this annual symposium offers a state-of-the-art update on cholangiocarcinoma and liver malignancies. The symposium also highlights the multi-institutional collaborators in the area of transplantation for tumors and the leading work of physicians and surgeons at Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center.

Dec. 7   George P. Noon Conference • Thoracic Symposium
This year’s thoracic symposium will start off with an update on the current landscape of the field of organ failure management and transplantation of thoracic organs. Cardiothoracic and pulmonary experts will focus on the current status of ventricular failure and new device therapies. Finally, attendees will get a glimpse of the advances in the field shared by national and international researchers.

For more information and registration, visit: events.houstonmethodist.org/gpnoon

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