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A New Educational Series on Infectious Diseases in Adult and Pediatric Transplant Patients Launches in October

October 12, 2021
by Amy Anderson

The Adult and Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases teams are hosting a new educational conference series for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The series is an effort led by the Department of Internal Medicine’s section of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Pediatrics’ section of Infectious Diseases, and provides a training opportunity for both pediatric and adult-focused fellows, other trainees, as well as faculty.

The first seminar of the year-long lecture and case conference series will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 12 p.m. via Zoom and will be on Solid organ transplant (SOT) protocols.

The conference series aims to bring together trainees and faculty from pediatric and adult infectious diseases, transplant hepatology, transplant nephrology, transplant cardiology, and hematology/oncology. Experts in the field of transplant medicine from within the Yale community and beyond have been invited to lecture as well.

Over the course of the series, review of key concepts in transplant infectious diseases will foster discussion and collaboration among the various adult and pediatric transplantation clinical services.

Maricar Malinis, MD, FACP, and Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, are co-directors. Malinis and Yildirim partnered with Paul Trubin, MD, to create the series.

“The care of immunocompromised patients is complex and involves a multidisciplinary approach. This joint educational offering will be an excellent opportunity for our trainees and faculty to discuss and learn the management of infectious complications in immunocompromised hosts and apply the gained knowledge to the bedside,” said Maricar Malinis, MD, FACP, associate professor of medicine (infectious disease), medical director of Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Program.

“It is important to share experience on unique aspects of diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in pediatric and adult immunocompromised patients with our trainees as well as among our faculty to improve patient care and create new opportunities for future collaborations. Many of our pediatric patients, as they get older, transition to our adult colleagues, so we provide care for the same individuals at different phases of their lives,” stated Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics (infectious disease) and epidemiology, medical director of Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases Program.

The material covered in didactic sessions and cases presented will be of interest to transplantation-oriented trainees and faculty.

“We hope to provide practical knowledge that can support improved clinical care of patients who have received transplants and to bring together trainees and expert faculty in the various transplant-focused fields at Yale through these lectures and case presentations,” added Paul Trubin, MD, clinical instructor (infectious disease).

Attendees may receive CME credit, as curriculum sessions are CME approved. Transplantation-interested fellows, other trainees, and faculty are welcome to attend. For more information, including the presentation topics , please view the calendar event here.

Submitted by Amy Anderson on October 12, 2021