7th Annual Solid Organ Transplantation Research Symposium

Milwaukee, WI US
July 10, 2019

This educational symposium will showcase updates in state-of-the-art basic science and clinical/translational research works in organ transplantation and immunobiology by scientists and investigators from MCW, FH, CHW, Versiti, and other academic surgeons from regional transplant programs, who are qualified to report on up-to-date topics.  Organ transplantation is a durable life-saving modality.  Organ shortage in the United States is the principal limiting factor in the expansion of organ transplantation.  There is a need for multidisciplinary collaborative organ transplantation research to develop innovative strategies to a) increase the number of transplantable organs and; b) improve patient outcomes after transplantation.

The ongoing organ shortage in the United States results in more patients dying while waiting for organ transplantation.  Gaining knowledge in state-of-the art innovations in solid organ transplantation will result in improving patient and graft outcomes.

Target Audience

General Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Identify transdisciplinary collaborators to address the current solid organ transplant shortage.
  • Integrate new developments in organ transplantation immunobiology into my clinical practice.
  • Critique innovative treatments to improve patient and graft outcomes.
Additional information


Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1831
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/10/2019 - 9:30am CDT
Event ends: 
07/10/2019 - 5:30pm CDT

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

9:30 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (T. Michael Bolger Auditorium, HRC 1400)

9:50 a.m.

Opening Comments

T. Michael Bolger Auditorium, HRC 1400

Johnny C. Hong, MD

Session 1
T. Michael Bolger Auditorium, HRC 1400

10:00 a.m.

SOT Visiting Professorship Lecture:  “Key Targets in Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: A Case of MMP-9”

Ana Coito, PhD

11:00 a.m.

“Impact of Natural Killer Cell Function on Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury”

Michael A. Zimmerman, MD

11:20 a.m.

“Hepatic Graft Resuscitation Before Liver Transplantation: Assessment and Control of Hepatocyte Membrane Transporter Expression During Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury”

Joohyun Kim, MD, PhD

11:40 a.m.

“Regulated Hepatic Reperfusion: Liver Resuscitation After Cardiac Death in a Large Animal Experimental Model”

Johnny C. Hong, MD

12:00 p.m.

LUNCH (Kerrigan Auditorium, MEB 1540)

Session 2
T. Michael Bolger Auditorium, HRC 1400

1:00 p.m.

“Cell Cycle-Dependent Epigenomic Therapeutics in Cancer”

Gwen Lomberk, PhD

1:45 p.m.

SOT Visiting Professorship Lecture:  “Living Donor Liver Transplantation and Small-for-Size Syndrome”

John Fung, MD, PhD

2:45 p.m.

“MCW-Froedtert-Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Liver Transplantation Program: A Seven-Year Progress Report”

Johnny C. Hong, MD

3:30 p.m.

SOT Symposium Special Session:  “What It’s Like to Donate Part of Your Liver”

Cami Loritz, BSN, RN

Kristian Vaughn

4:15 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

SOT Visiting Professorship Grand Rounds:  “Growth Gone Awry: Exploring the Role of Liver Development Genes in HCV Induced Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

Robert A. Fisher, MD

5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Johnny C. Hong, MD

The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
T. Michael Bolger Auditorium, HRC 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Parking: If you are not an MCW employee, please park in the MCW Visitor Lot, across from the main entrance of the building. 

Ana Coito, PhD
Professor of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
University of California at Los Angeles
Robert Fisher, MD, FACS
Peter Medawar Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Director, The Transplant Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
John Fung, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Transplantation
Co-Director, Transplantation Institute
University of Chicago Medicine
Johnny C. Hong, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery & Organ Transplantation
Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Solid Organ Transplantation
Medical College of Wisconsin
Joohyun Kim, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Gwen Lomberk, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology & Toxicology
Chief, Division of Research
Director, Basic Science Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
Cami Loritz, BSN, RN
Live Liver Donor
Staff Nurse, Transplant Intensive Care Unit
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Kristian Vaughn
Live Liver Donor
Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Medical Director, Incompatible Organ Transplantation
Director, Clinical and Translational Transplant Research
Director, ASTS Fellowship in Transplant Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Solid Organ Joint Transplantation Program
Medical College of Wisconsin
In accordance with the ACCME standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 7.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Transplant Coordinators, Transplant Nurses, Procurement Transplant Coordinators:
Application has been made to the American Board for Transplant Certification for approval of up to 7.25 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Nurses and Coordinators.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 6.25 contact hours are available; successful completion will require attendance at the entire activity and completion of evaluation form. Please note that the Nursing credits listed herein are for the Solid Organ Transplantation Research Symposium ONLY.

Available Credit

  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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