Transplant Patient Education Series

The University of Maryland Medical Center has a group for transplant patients, which includes liver, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung transplant patients. 

From September through May we offer a monthly series of educational topics of interest to transplant and potential transplant patients.  We will have speakers and presentations, with time for questions, discussion, and meeting other patients.

The group is open to anyone who is waiting for or has received a transplant and is being followed at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The group will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5 – 6:30 p.m. 

Discount parking is available at the Plaza Garage on Redwood Street.            

Address and Parking

Where: Weinberg Building's Round Room (W3L201)
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street, 3rd floor of main hospital
Baltimore, MD 21201
Parking: Discount parking is available at the Plaza Garage on Redwood Street.
Cost: This is a FREE event for registered participants and 1 guest.

Schedule

The Education Series will be held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

2013 and 2014 Schedule
September 17th “Organ Transplantation: Giving and Receiving” 
Litsa Williams, MSW, Living Legacy
October 15th "Nutrition – Eating Healthy During the Holidays and All Your Days”   
Christine Dobmeier, RD; Elaine Pelc, RD
November 19th “Medications and Side Effects”
Wan Manitpisitkul, PharmD, BCPS 
Transplant Clinical Specialist
December 17th No Session
January 21st “Diabetes Before and After Organ Transplantation”
Kristie Silver, MD
February 18th “Rejection / Infection – Facts and Myths”
UMMC Transplant Surgeons
UMMC Nephrologist
March 18th “Dealing with Anxiety and Stress Before and After Transplantation” 
UMMC Psychiatrist
April 15th “Caring For Your Whole Self After Transplantation”    
(Skin monitoring; freq. of mammograms, dexa scans, colonoscopy, etc.)                  
UMMC Physician and/or NP
May 20th “Patients Speak”
Patient Panel

Registration Information

Seating is limited. A telephone RSVP must be received one week before session date. To register by telephone, please call one of the following social workers:

Jane Gerber, MSW 410-328-5621
Zendy Williams, MSW 410-328-1562
Chelsea Quinn, MSW 410-328-5008

This page was last updated: January 22, 2014

         
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