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Please join us for the 2024 Transplant Workshops. These sessions offer encouragement, education and support to

those who have been affected by organ transplantation and/or donation. Below you will find the workshop schedule. Workshops are free to registered attendees. If you are not a registered attendee, please click the link below. 


Team USA and the World Transplant Games

Organization: World Games Federation

Speaker: Gary Green 


Date, Time & Location: Monday, July 8th from 10:00am to 11:00am at BJCC North Meeting Room F 

About: An orientation to the Team USA program of TRIO, which fields teams representing the United States in the events of the World Transplant Games Federation--the 2024 Transplant Football World Cup, the 2025 World Transplant Games, and the Winter World Transplant Games. Topics to include information on the 2025 World Transplant Games in Dresden--sports, accommodations, travel, etc. and the organization of Team USA. 

Exercise, Nutrition, and Emotional Health after Transplant

Organization: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Speaker: Workshop Moderator - Irfan M. Asif, MD

Panel - Steven Brown, MD, CAQSM; Ian McKeag, MD, MS, CAQSM; Caroline Cohen, PhD, RD, LD; Joseph Coppiano, MD and Kaylee Crockett, PhD


Date, Time & Location: Monday, July 8th from 10:00am to 11:00am at BJCC North Meeting Room G

About: This workshop will focus on exercise, health, and wellness after transplant. A panel discussion will cover topics such as exercise as medicine, recovery after exercise, nutrition, and mental health, and it will include a Q&A session. 

Ask the Expert: Why Monitoring Matters

Organization: CareDX 

Speakers: Jeremy Kobulnik, MD Medical Director, CareDx and 

Alexandra Harrison-Flaxman Kidney Transplant Recipient, Patient Advocacy and Engagement, CareDx


Date, Time & Location: Monday, July 8th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at BJCC North Meeting Room G

About: Kidney transplant is the best treatment for someone with kidney failure and regular post-transplant testing is crucial to staying on top of your new kidney’s health. Current testing methods may be delayed in letting your doctor know if something might be wrong. Join us and hear from our expert about the importance of post-transplant testing and non-invasive testing tools like AlloSure.  

Donation & Transplant Community Unmet Needs

Organization: Transplant Games of America 

Speaker: Bill Ryan 


Date, Time & Location: Tuesday, July 9th from 10:00am to 11:00am at BJCC North Meeting Room F

About: Join us for an insightful workshop where Bill Ryan will explore the critical topics of diversity and inclusion within the transplant community. This session will delve into the persistent inequities in organ donation and transplantation, highlighting the unmet needs and challenges faced by diverse populations. Gain a deeper understanding of how we can work together to promote equity and ensure that everyone has fair access to life-saving transplants.

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Organization: Southern Research 

Speaker: Erik Schwiebert


Date, Time & Location: Tuesday, July 9th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at BJCC North Meeting Room F

About: Join Erik Schwiebert for an engaging workshop on biotechnology entrepreneurship and commercialization efforts at Southern Research. As the Executive Director of Station 41, the commercialization partner at Southern Research and affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he will present their top-level initiatives in life sciences and biotechnology commercialization for human health. This interactive and educational session will include over three specific examples of projects, particularly those related to transplantation. This workshop aims to provide valuable insights into the dynamic field of biotechnology commercialization.

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