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					           Transplant Nursing
 20th Annual ITNS Symposium and General Assembly
       International Transplant Nurses Society
September 15-17, 2011 Elite Park Avenue Hotel Göteborg, Sweden
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        Pride Passion and Possibilities
                                        Invitation From The President
                                        The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) cordially invites transplant
                                        nurses and other transplant professionals from around the world to join us at
                                        the 20th Annual Symposium and General Assembly as we celebrate “Transplant
                                        Nursing: Pride, Passion, and Possibilities” at the Elite Park Avenue Hotel in
                                        Göteborg, Sweden.

                                        This symposium promises to deliver another first class program of international
                                        flare. Keynote addresses and state of the art lectures together with award winning
                                        oral and poster abstract presentations will cultivate our knowledge within the world
                                        of transplantation. Choose from twelve diverse workshops to nurture your nursing
                                        practice. The much anticipated International Panel, Research Grant awards and
                                        presentations will prove to enlighten each and every attendee.

                                        As always, the symposium will provide attendees the opportunity to network and
                                        brainstorm with other transplant professionals from around the world.

                                        Be a part of ITNS and join us in Göteborg, September 15-17, 2011.
                                        We look forward to seeing you there!

                                        Chris Shay-Downer
                                        ITNS President

2011 Symposium Planning Chairs                                          ITNS Board of Directors 2010-2011
                                        President                            Director - Chapter Development     Director – Newsletter
Anne Flodén RN, MScN, CETC, TPMC        Chris Shay-Downer RN, BSN,           Mimi Funovits RN, BS, CCTC         Julie Hudson RN, MSN, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator/Procurement      CCTC                                 Liver Transplant Coordinator       Liver/Small Bowel Transplant
Sahlgrenska University Hospital         Senior Coordinator                   Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation   Coordinator
Göteborg, Sweden                        Cleveland Clinic                     Institute                          Duke University Hospital                 Cleveland, Ohio USA                  University of Pittsburgh Medical   Durham, North Carolina USA
Beverly Kosmach-Park DNP                                                     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Clinical Nurse Specialist               President –Elect                            Director – International
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh       Renee Bennett RN, BSN, CNOR,                                            Christiane Kugler RN, PhD
T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute   CCTN, CCTC                           Director – Research                Faculty for Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA            Clinical Manager                     Cynthia L. Russell PhD, RN,        Department for Nursing Science                 Cleveland Clinic                     ACNS-BC, FAAN                      University Witten/Herdecke
                                        Cleveland, Ohio USA                  Associate Professor                Witten, Germany
Bonnie Potter RN, CCTC                              University of Missouri   
Liver Transplant Coordinator                                                 Sinclair School of Nursing
Mayo Clinic                             President Emeritus                   Columbia, Missouri USA             Director – International
Rochester, Minnesota USA                Beth Kallenborn RN, BSN, CCTC              Marjo vanHelden RN                  Clinical Manager, Liver Transplant                                      Department of Nephrology
                                        Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation     Director – Marketing               University Medical Center
                                        Institute                            Jeff Arnovitz RN, BSN, CNN         Nijmegen
                                        University of Pittsburgh Medical     Transplant Nurse Practitioner      Nijmegen, The Netherlands
                                        Center                               Cleveland Clinic         
Local Planning Committee                Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA         Cleveland, Ohio USA
                                                        Executive Director
Annette Lennerling PhD, MSc, RN                                                                                 Beth A. Kassalen MBA
Sahlgrenska University Hospital         Secretary/Web Site Director          Director – Education               ITNS Headquarters
Göteborg, Sweden                        Lynette Fix RN, CCTC                 Lecia Snell APRN-CNS, CCTN         Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
                                        Kidney Transplant Coordinator        Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cecilia Skoglund RN                     Mayo Clinic                          Nebraska Medical Center
Sahlgrenska University Hospital         Rochester, Minnesota USA             Omaha, Nebraska USA                ITNS Conference Administration
Göteborg, Sweden                                  Debra Zaparoni
                                                                                                                ITNS Headquarters
                                        Treasurer                                                               Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
                                        Karla Weis RN, BSN, CCTC                                      
                                        Kidney Transplant Coordinator
                                        Mayo Clinic
                                        Rochester, Minnesota USA

                           Host Hotel
            Elite Park Avenue Hotel
                                             Host Hotel
Host Hotel                                   The Elite Park Avenue is the foremost hotel in Göteborg where
Elite Park Avenue Hotel                      a modern 4 star hotel with traditional splendor meets the latest
Kungsportsavenyn 36-38                       technology. A beautiful cascading two story Oriental spa with
41136 Göteborg, Sweden                       flowing water and exquisite flowers fills the hotel ambience.
                                             The atmosphere of the hotel is colored by local character and
                                             the rich history of the hotel itself. Cable television, hairdryers,
Elite Park Hotel Room Rates:
                                             mini bars and wireless internet connection are available in
SEK 1500 single/ 1700 double
                                             each room.
Rates include full breakfast,
VAT and service charges
                                             Within the hotel are three different restaurant options including:
**Rates equivalent:
                                             Park Aveny Café, a modern continental restaurant that is open
USD $237 single/$269 double
                                             daily seven days, The Bishop Arms, a pub style restaurant
Euro 167 single/ 189 double
                                             also open daily and Locatelli, an Italian style restaurant which
                                             is open Thursday – Sunday.
Check-in time is 16:00
Check-out time is 11:00
                                             An array of shopping including Swedish glass, superb
                                             restaurants, beautiful city parks and outstanding collections of

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                                             Scandinavian art are all within walking distance of the hotel.
Reservations are being handled
                                             Hotel Parking
through ICE Management.
                                             Valet Parking is available at the hotel for 24 Hours at 225 SEK
The hotel will not accept reservations
                                             (Approximately 35 USD and 25 Euros)
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directly. A hotel registration form is
included in this brochure.
                          Self-Parking is available locally near the hotel for 8 SEK
                            Transplant Nurses Society
             International(Approximately 1.25 USD or 1 Euro per hour.)
Mention ITNS for the group rate.
                                                         Hotel and are subject to Sweden
     September 15-17, 2011 Elite Park Avenuetime of printing Göteborg, change.
                           **Currency Conversions are at

Phone Number: +46 31 774 04 70
Fax Number: +46 31 774 00 68
Cut-off date for group rate is
August 12, 2011

Mailing address:
Ice Management
Drakegatan 1

             Host City and Travel
    Host City: The City of Göteborg
    The Elite Park Avenue hotel is ideally located in the center of Göteborg on the parade street Avenyn. Avenyn
    is the major avenue of the city and it has been described as a smaller counterpart to the Champs-Elysees.
    The avenue stretches from the historical part of the city to the Gotaplatsen square and is packed with an
    eclectic variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and nightlife. Avenyn is often referred to as “Kungsporten”,
    meaning King’s Gate.

    Göteborg is in the heart of Scandinavia representing the beauty of Sweden by the sea with a stunning
    archipelago (cluster of islands) on the attractive west coast of Sweden. One of Göteborg’s most popular
    tourist attractions is the Southern Göteborg Archipelago, which is a set of many picturesque islands that can
    be reached by ferry boat.

    Scandinavia’s largest shopping centre, Nordstran, is located in central Göteborg. The Haga district is known
    for its picturesque wooden houses and its cafés. Many of the buildings in the old part of the city were built
    along canals.

    Considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in Europe with three stars in the French
    Guide Rouge is the Göteborg Botanical Gardens. Next to the botanical garden is Göteborg’s largest park,
    Slottsskogen, where the Natural History Museum (Naturhistoriska Museet) is located. The park is also home
    to the city’s oldest observatorie and a zoo. The Universeum, a science discovery museum is located near

    The Göteborg Opera house is an architectural landmark situated right next to the Gota Alv River. Museums
    include the Göteborg Museum of Art, Göteborg’s Konsthall, Rohss Museum, and additional museums of
    sea and navigation history, natural history, the sciences, and East India. The Museum of World Culture and
    Aeroseum close to the Göteborg City Airport, is a unique aircraft museum in a former military underground
    Air Force base.

    Göteborg Landveter Airport
    Airport Transportation
    Options from the airport to the hotel include:

    This shuttle can be picked up outside of baggage claim.
    Currently, the rate is 95 SEK / 13 USD / 10 Euro per person.
    This shuttle runs about every 15 minutes and will take about
    45 minutes to reach the Elite Park Avenue Hotel.

    Taxi Cab
    A taxi will cost approximately 300 SEK / 40 USD / 32 Euros
    not including gratuity, each way and can be picked up outside
    of baggage claim.

    Travel Preparations
    All attendees should carry with them a valid passport. Attendees are encouraged to verify required travel
    documents to/from their country of origin.

    Airline Reservation Assistance
    Travel By Design can assist interested parties in making their air transportation arrangements. Contact
    Travel By Design at +1 847-395-2772 or e-mail Note that a standard travel agency
    fee applies when using this service to book your flight.

    **Currency conversions are at time of printing and are subject to change

Fee Schedule:                                                 Symposium Registration and Schedule
Complete the registration form enclosed within the            Wednesday, September 14
brochure and fax the form and payment information to          Exhibitor Set-up ..............................................12:00-17:30
+1 412-343-3959. You can also send your completed             Registration ....................................................17:30-19:30
form and payment via US mail to the ITNS address              Welcome Reception .......................................17:30-19:00
listed on the registration page. Registration can also
be processed on-line via the link on the ITNS Website.        Thursday, September 15
Symposium Fees are payable in US Funds only.                  Registration ......................................................7:15-17:00
                                                              Continental Breakfast
Symposium Fee            VAT Amount           Total Payment   with exhibits ........................................................7:15-8:00
Member $400.00USD ........ $100.00USD .......... $500.00USD   Refreshment Break
Non-Member $475.00USD .. $119.00USD........... $594.00USD     with exhibits ......................................................9:45-10:15
                                                              Lunch (Informal, Grab and go)
VAT information is listed in the Symposium Registration       (exhibits closed)..............................................13:00-14:00
Form included in this brochure.                               Refreshment Break
                                                              with exhibits ....................................................15:15-15:45
It is ITNS’ (VMC) responsibility to issue VAT payments        Reception at City Hall Börsen.........................18:30-20:30
to the Swedish government for all registration money
collected for the ITNS Symposium in Göteborg, Sweden.         Friday, September 16
ITNS will provide each attendee with an invoice receipt       Registration ......................................................6:45-16:30
with the registration fee and amount of VAT paid. There       Continental Breakfast
may be a possibility for individual attendees to reclaim      with exhibits ........................................................6:45-8:00
VAT charged for the symposium. Information will be            Refreshment Break
provided for assistance with possible VAT recovery on the     with exhibits ......................................................9:30-10:00
ITNS website after the symposium.                             Lunch (Informal, Grab and go)
                                                              (exhibits closed).............................................. 11:30-13:00
All cancellations must be received in writing.                Refreshment Break
A ($30) administrative fee will be deducted from              with exhibits ....................................................14:30-15:00
cancellations received up to 14 days in advance.              Poster Reception/
After that time, no refunds can be made.                      Wine & Cheese Reception .............................16:45-18:00

                                                              Saturday, September 17
Welcome Reception
                                                              Registration ......................................................7:00-17:00
Please join us on Wednesday, September 14 from
                                                              Continental Breakfast
17:30-19:00 as we welcome our members and guests to
                                                              with exhibits ........................................................7:00-8:30
our 20th Annual ITNS Symposium, “Transplant Nursing:
                                                              Refreshment Break
Pride, Passion and Possibilities.” This is a wonderful
                                                              with exhibits ....................................................10:00-10:30
opportunity to network, meet new colleagues and begin
                                                              Exhibits Close / Tear down after morning break
to share the pride, passion and possibilities of transplant
                                                              Lunch (on your own) .......................................12:45-14:00
nursing from around the world.
                                                              Refreshment Break.........................................15:15-15:45

Social Evening Event
You are cordially invited to a special social reception on
                                                              Continuing Education Credits
                                                              ITNS has applied to ABTC for providership approval of
Thursday, September 15 at the City Hall Börsen hosted by
                                                              CEPTC credits. An application has also been submitted to
the Region Vastra and the city of Göteborg.
                                                              the Ohio Nurses Association. Historically, between 16-23
                                                              contact hours have been awarded for the symposium,
City Hall Börsen is one of the many different landmarks
                                                              however, the exact number of credits awarded will not be
and historic monuments that visitors will encounter in
                                                              known until closer to the symposium. Nurses may call to
Göteborg. Many impressive landmarks are based around
                                                              inquire about contact hours. Please call the ITNS office at
Göteborg’s central plazas, such as the Gustaf Adolfs Torg
                                                              +1 412-343-4867 for information. International attendees
and its magnificent political buildings. Overlooking the
                                                              will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Gustav Adolf’s Square is the Stock Exchange (Börsen),
an eye-catching landmark which was completed in 1849
and became listed by the heritage in the 1960s.

     Special Interest Groups (SIG)/Committee Meetings
ITNS Advanced Practice Nurse Special Interest                 ITNS Pediatric Special Interest Group (SIG)
Group (SIG)                                                   The Pediatric Special Interest Group (Peds SIG)
This meeting is for nurses currently working as APNs,         is comprised of pediatric transplant nurses from
those enrolled in APN programs, as well as nurses and         around the world. It provides an avenue for pediatric
coordinators who are interested in the APN role and/          transplant nurses to interact with one another, to
or considering pursuing an advanced degree. This              exchange information related to pediatric solid organ
meeting will take place on Thursday, September 15             transplantation and to build collegial relationships with
from 17:05 - 18:00.                                           colleagues internationally.

ITNS Cardiothoracic Special Interest Group (SIG)              Nursing care of the hospitalized pediatric transplant
The Cardiothoracic SIG will take place on Friday,             patient is guided by the nursing process and
September 16 from 7:00 - 8:00. This meeting is for            evidence base practice. Clinical expertise, education,
anyone interested in heart or lung transplantation.           communication, international collaboration, research
                                                              and advocacy are the mechanisms used to ensure the
Chapter Leader Meeting                                        delivery of safe and quality nursing care.
Whether you are an ITNS member, associated with a
chapter, or looking to start a chapter, this meeting is for   At the 2011 annual ITNS Symposium in Göteborg,
YOU! Join us to discuss the adventures and challenges         Sweden, members of the Peds SIG will meet on
of chartering a chapter as well as ongoing growth             Friday, September 16 from 7:00-8:00 to discuss issues
and development in your local area/region. Chapter            affecting their everyday practice, identify pediatric
Leaders and National Representatives will share their         topics they would like to see presented at future ITNS
experiences and you’ll find them to be great networking       symposiums and share best practices.
resources to answer questions and overcome issues
you may be facing. Your Chapter Development Director,         ITNS Staff Nurse SIG
Mimi Funovits, will moderate the meeting and you’ll           This ITNS Staff Nurse Special Interest Group (SIG)
have the opportunity to meet the new incoming Chapter         includes transplant nurses from transplant centers all
Development Director as well. Hope to see you all             over the world interested in communicating with one
there!!!! This meeting will take place on Thursday,           another in order to improve the quality of care for all
September 15 from 17:05 - 18:00.                              solid organ transplant recipients, donors, and their
                                                              families. The mission of the ITNS Staff Nurse (SIG)
ITNS Education Committee                                      is to create a forum to share the ideas and expertise
The ITNS Education SIG supports the ITNS mission              of the bedside transplant nurse through collaboration,
through assessment of membership needs and                    partnership, and the sharing of best nursing practice
development of quality patient education materials.           with an emphasis on evidence based research.
Join us for the opportunity to share your expertise with      Communication within this group is primarily through
your colleagues throughout the world. This SIG will           email.
meet at 7:00 - 8:00 on Friday, September 16.
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ITNS Research Special Interest Group (SIG)                    this SIG will come together on Thursday, September 15
The Research Special Interest Group (Research SIG)            from 17:05-18:00 to discuss short and long term goals
will hold its annual meeting on Friday, September 16          as well as feedback from our own experts regarding
from 7:00-8:00. This meeting is organized for members         new ideas and plans to broaden our involvement with
of the Research SIG and all ITNS members who are              ITNS and the transplant community. Please join us and
interested in research in transplantation. Researchers,       your transplant nursing colleagues for what proves to
Staff Nurses, Managers, Advanced Practice                     be a meaningful meeting among peers.
Nurses, Transplant Coordinators, Social Workers,
Psychologists, Students, and all others will also find this
session stimulating. Goals, activities, and outcomes of
the Research SIG will be discussed. Please join us for a
lively discussion!

   Thursday, September 15th – Afternoon Workshop Descriptions

Living Donor Issues Workshop
Mimi Funovits RN, BS, CCTC
Annette Lennerling PhD, RN

Workshop Description:
This workshop will offer a unique perspective on the state of the art of living organ donation at transplant centers
throughout the world. This workshop is intended to educate the attendees on the collaborative developments of
living organ donation. A cross section of experts will present topics on the effectiveness of structured education
for the living kidney donor, paired kidney donation after failed desensitization, the non-traditional living donor and
expanding transplant options with ABO incompatible living donor exchange. An international perspective will

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demonstrate the role of the living donor coordinator in various countries and cultures. Please join us to discuss
this evolving topic and its benefit to the transplant nurse and the transplant patient.
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Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
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• Describe the care of the living kidney donor.
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• Describe two variables related to long-term outcomes of kidney donors after living kidney donation.
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• Discuss three strategies that are being used to expand the donor pool in living kidney donor programs.
• Describe the Organ Donor Assessment Questionnaire (ODAQ) used for evaluating education in organ donation.
• Provide one example of the benefits of paired kidney donation. Nursing
• Discuss two potential solutions for highly sensitized patients.
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Improving Transplant Outcomes: Incorporating Evidence into Transplant Nursing
Practice                                                Pride

Cynthia L. Russell PhD, RN, ACNS-BC FAAN

Sandra A. Cupples PhD, RN

Workshop description:
Are you interested and excited to learn more about how evidence can be incorporated into your daily practice to
improve transplant outcomes? Learn how the Transplant Nursing Scope and Standards identifies your nursing
role and its importance in incorporating evidence-based practice. Identify where this evidence is found and assess

the validity of its use. Examples of evidence-based practice projects will be shared on important clinical topics that

impact transplant outcomes.

Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
• Analyze the use of evidence in transplant nursing practice.
• List several interventions that can be used to improve adherence after transplant.
• Generally describe an effective screening practice for prospective living organ donors.
• Describe how transition is best implemented in the transplant population.
• List three factors that correlate with medication adherence in the transplant and HIV populations.

         Friday, September 16th – Morning Workshop Descriptions
Deceased Donor Issues Workshop
Anne Flodén RN, MScN, CETC, TPMC
Mimi Funovits RN, BS, CCTC

Workshop Description
This workshop will offer unique perspectives of evolving innovations impacting deceased organ donation at
transplant centers throughout the world. We will discuss cardiogenic oscillation and ventilator autotriggering which
may delay brain death determination. Issues in donation after cardiac death (DCD) will be presented. We will
also examine the importance of organ recipient feedback to donor families and will educate the attendee on the
collaborative development of decreased solid organ donation. This workshop will provide information regarding
skills and strategies for increasing the efficiency of procurement of deceased donor organs. An international
perspective will demonstrate the role of the deceased donor coordinator in various countries and cultures. Please

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join us to discuss this evolving topic and its benefit to the transplant nurse and the transplant patient.

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• Discuss 3 obstacles to organ donation in the ICU. Nurses Society
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• Describe the ICU nurses’ perceptions and experiences of organ donation.
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• Describe the implications for donor identification for patients being maintained on cardiogenic oscillation and
  ventilator autotriggering after brain death.
• Describe the development of a national donation collaborative.
• Discuss how a national organ retrieval service can impact organ procurement.
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• Explain how transplant recipients convey their gratitude for an organ transplant.
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Advanced Practice Nursing: A Global Perspective
Jeff Arnovitz MSN, CNP, CCTC                                 and       Possibilities

Sabina De Geest PhD, RN

Workshop Description:
An advanced practice nurse (APN) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is a registered nurse who has
acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded
practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and / or country in which s/he is credentialed to
practice. A Masters degree is recommended for entry level. (ICN 2006). APN defines a level of nursing practice

that utilizes extended and expanded skills, experience and knowledge in assessment, planning, implementation,

diagnosis and evaluation of the care required. Nurses practicing at this level are educationally prepared at the
post-graduate level and may work in either a specialist or generalist capacity. However, the basis of advanced
practice is the high degree of knowledge, skill and experience that is applied within the nurse-patient/client
relationship to achieve optimal outcomes through critical analysis, problem solving and evidenced based decision
making. Thus, it is important that we recognize the similarities and differences of APN practice globally. This
workshop is open to nurses in APN practice, students in APN programs, and any attendee who is interested in
APN transplant nursing.

Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
• Describe and discuss the similarities and difference of the role of APN practice in the United States and in
• Describe an example of an academic partnership program in transplantation.
• Discuss evidence based practices that are relevant to transplant APN practice.
       Friday, September 16th – Morning Workshop Descriptions
Immunology and Pharmacology Workshop
Lynette Fix RN, CCTC
Lecia Snell APRN-CNS, CCTN

Workshop Description:
The evolution of immunosuppression has resulted in increasing survival rates for solid organ transplant recipients.
The nurses’ understanding of immunology and its related complications is necessary to impact positive patient
outcomes. This workshop will describe the immunologic response in high risk conditions. Novel approaches to the
highly sensitized patient and infectious complications will be described.

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Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
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• Describe histocompatability testing done pre-transplant to Society the immunologic high risk patient.
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• List the most commonly used immunosuppressive protocols currently used.
• Describe the effects of catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (CAPS).
• Analyze a donor-related case of coccidioidomycosis in an organ transplant recipient.
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Educational Strategies and Health Literacy Workshop
Karla Weis RN, BSN, CCTC                              Possibilities

Anna Forsberg PhD, RN

Workshop Description and Objectives:
This workshop is designed to generate and discuss ideas for educating the diverse and growing transplant patient
population. Transplant recipients now also have the ability to access global information and can also choose to live
in other parts of the world away from their native home. This can create language and cultural barriers to learning.
Additionally, transplant recipients now look forward to extended survival and optimum outcomes. Transplant nurses

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need to respond to the aging transplant population and the increased volume of patients by using various methods
of teaching and learning. Patient education needs to remain the primary focus for transplant donors and recipients.

Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
• Describe how an educational conversation can improve patient learning.
• Describe an educational strategy to promote long-term wellness.
• Explain the importance of assessing health literacy skills.
• Identify the importance of practice changes based on mulit-cultural awareness.
• Discuss methods of learning to improve patient education about cirrhosis.
• Describe a long-term strategy to promote awareness for pancreas transplantation.

      Friday, September 16th – Afternoon Workshop Descriptions
Abdominal Transplant Workshop
Julie Hudson RN, MSN, CCTC

Workshop Description
Abdominal transplantation has made significant advances since the first human liver and kidney transplants were
performed in the 1960s. This workshop is designed to give the attendee cutting edge clinical updates in renal,
hepatic, and intestinal transplantation.


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Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss current advances in liver and kidney transplantation.
• Explain how a non-HLA antibody can affect graft function in kidney transplantation.
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• Describe the effect of ethnicity on rehospitalization and the incidence of complications in kidney transplantation.
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• Generally describe the process of intraductal aspiration in liver transplantation.
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• Discuss the efficacy of plasmapheresis in the treatment of recurrent Hepatitis C in liver transplantation.
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• Define PRES (Posterior Reversible Encephalopathic Syndrome) as manifested in a multivisceral transplant
• Discuss the global relevance of herb and supplement use in hepatotoxicity.
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Cardiothoracic Issues Workshop
Renee Bennett RN, BSN, CNOR, CCTC

Albert Oosterom RN, MA, ACNP

Workshop Description
Cardio-thoracic transplantation has made significant advances since the first human heart transplant was
performed in Cape Town, South Africa on December 3, 1967. In the 1970s, the development of better anti-
rejection drugs made transplantation more viable. Along with improved results of heart failure medications and
high risk open heart surgery, Left Ventricular Assist Devices began to be used as bridges to transplantation in

the early 1990’s. Surgical techniques in lung transplant have evolved from a conventional approach to one that

is minimally invasive. The road to successful heart and lung transplantation can be a tenuous one. Our session
will focus on the education and support of patients awaiting heart and lung transplantation, including a keynote
presentation by Albert Oosterom, CNS on “The Era of Heart Transplantation: 1967 - 2022”. If you are a nurse from
the transplant unit or clinician from the outpatient area caring for heart or lung transplant patients, this will be an
informative session that will be sure to affect you practice.

Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss current immunosuppressive strategies in heart transplantation.
• Describe the patient’s perspective after being accepted as a heart or lung transplant candidate.
• Describe the differences between the minimally invasive approach to lung transplant and the conventional
  surgical approach.
• List the advantages and risks of the left ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplant.
• Describe how a program of dietary counselling, exercise and psychosocial support affects patients on
  mechanical circulatory support.

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Leadership, Management and Professional Development Workshop
Beth Kallenborn RN, BSN, CCTC
Mark Paynter RN, BSN, CCTC
Cecilia Skoglund RN

Workshop Description and Objectives:
This workshop is being offered to transplant nursing leaders and senior professional transplant nurses.
Involvement of strong nursing leadership/guidance is essential to optimal transplant program outcomes. This
workshop is intended to explore some of the operational challenges nursing leaders encounter daily. Some of
the topics to be addressed will include staffing issues in recruitment and retention, creating nursing career paths,
review of a pilot program addressing the complexities of caring for long term transplant recipients, and review
of changing nursing roles and how these changes affect their clinical practice within the transplant centers.
An international perspective will prevail in discussions that will include an overview of transplant regulatory
involvement and oversight worldwide and the challenges that exist in maintaining the balance between regulatory

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compliance while not loosing the goal of delivering quality patient care.

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• Describe two benefits of a customer relationship management program in the transplant population
• Discuss two causes of nursing turnover and list two strategies to address issues of recruitment and retention.
• Describe the current demographics of the nursing workforce. List several strategies to effectively manage the
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• Generally discuss the role of the Clinical Resource Nurse and how this role effects clinical practice on a
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  transplant unit.

Pediatric Workshop
Marjo VanHelden RN                                     Pride
Madeleine Nilsson M Sci, PhD, RN

Workshop Description
Pediatric transplantation has been a reality for over 40 years. It has been a challenging course with many
breakthroughs and some disappointments, but there has been a steady climb to success over the years. In
this workshop, a variety of topics regarding pediatric transplantation will be presented. The challenging task
of transition will be discussed as pediatric patients develop into young adults with different care needs. Other
topics of interest include long term outcomes following intestine transplantation, innovative strategies to improve

adherence to care, nursing care of patients in the MRI environment, and the art of balancing immunosuppression

and infection in an attempt to decrease the incidence on PTLD. Participate in this workshop to expand your
knowledge of pediatric transplantation and explore new ideas to implement in your practice setting.

Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss current issues related to transition from pediatric to adult care.
• Describe three strategies to implement the transition process.
• Describe diagnostic strategies for early diagnosis of PTLD.
• List three preventive strategies to decrease the incidence of PTLD.
• List three clinical and psychosocial outcome variables of long-term survivors of pediatric intestine transplantation.
• List two interventions to help pediatric patients undergoing an MRI.
• Discuss in general the medical interventions used to prepare a child with a metabolic disorder for liver transplant.

   Saturday, September 17th – Afternoon Workshop Descriptions
Psychosocial Issues and Quality of Life Workshop
Christine Shay-Downer RN, BSN, CCTC
Emma Högström RN, MSci

Workshop Description
Solid organ transplantation has provided many people with end stage organ disease a second chance of life.
With advances in surgery, immunosuppression and treatment for infection, survival has extended significantly.
Pretransplant, patients often report poor quality of life. After transplantation, there often is a period of time with
postoperative symptoms, but in the long term most patients feel they have the opportunity to live a more normal
life. Quality of life includes many psychosocial variables that affect patient outcomes. This workshop will offer

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patients in your practice.
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Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
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• List 3 psychosocial issues of concern for those on the waiting list. List several emotional responses described by
  transplant recipients.
• Describe how the martial relationship may be affected by transplantation.
• Describe the attitude of kidney recipients in regard to adherence post-transplant.
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Patient Outcomes and Long-term Management Workshop
Christiane Kulger RN, PhD                              Possibilities

Wanda Ryan RN, CCTC

Workshop description:
With advances in the field of solid organ transplantation, extended survival following solid organ transplantation is
a reality. Consequently, the future of clinical and research activities is challenged by improving patient outcomes
and long-term management. This workshop will provide a framework for chronic illness management for optimum
outcomes in patient care during all phases of the transplant process. Information from this workshop will guide

nurses and allied healthcare professionals to meet their goals in caring for patients in the long term. Specific topics
include immunosuppressive therapy in the long term, birth and motherhood after kidney transplantation, glycemic
control after transplantation and daytime sleepiness and its association with non-adherence.

Following attendance at this workshop, the participant will be able to:
• Describe the basic pillars of the chronic illness management model.
• Discuss potential strategies to implement the chronic illness management model into practice.
• Discuss advanced glycation end products and the relationship to immunosuppression therapies.
• Explain the risks and benefits of pregnancy and motherhood after kidney transplantation.
• List strategies for glycemic control in the abdominal organ transplant recipient.
• Discuss the association of daytime sleepiness with non-adherence in patients after kidney transplantation.
• Generally describe how transplantation affects patient outcomes.

                          Thursday, September 15                     Agenda

7:15 – 8:00                                          12:00 – 13:00
Registration / Breakfast with exhibitors             ITNS Research Grant Awards and Presentation

8:00 – 8:30                                           12:00 – 12:15
Welcome / Opening Ceremony                            Daily Light Intervention in Renal Transplant
                                                      Recipients Having a Sleep-Wake Dysregulation
8:30 – 9:00                                           Hanna Burkhalter RN, MSc, PhD(c)
Keynote Presentation                                  Institute of Nursing Science
Transplantation in the Land of the Midnight Sun       University of Basel, Switzerland
Professor Styrbjörn Friman
Transplant Institute                                  12:15 – 12:30
Sahlgrenska University Hospital                       Kidney Transplant Recipients’ Experience with
Göteborg, Sweden                                      Transplant Coordinators
                                                      Gwen McNatt RN, PhD(c)
9:00 – 9:45                                           Director of the Kovler Organ Transplant Center and
Organ Donation—Ethical Dilemmas                       Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Dr. Annika Tibell                                     University of Illinois at Chicago
Associate Professor                                   Chicago, Illinois USA
Department of Transplantation
Karolinska University Hospital                        12:30 – 12:45
Huddinge, Stockholm Sweden                            Research Presentations and Questions

9:45 – 10:15
                          Transplant Nursing
Refreshment Break / Exhibits

10:15 – 11:15
                                                      12:45 – 13:00
                                                      Presentation of the 2011 Award Recipients

                                                   13:00 – 14:00
         20th Annual ITNS Symposium and General Assembly
Looking Beyond the Horizon: System Factors         Lunch – Informal lunch provided “Grab and Go”
Related to Medication Non-adherence in Chronically
Ill Patients   International Transplant Nurses Society
                                                   14:00 – 15:15
Sabina De Geest PhD, RN                            Workshops / Abstract Breakout Sessions
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University of Basel Switzerland                      • Living Donor Issues Workshop
and                                                  • Improving Transplant Outcomes:
Center for Health Services Research                    Incorporating Evidence into Transplant Nursing
Katholieke Universiteit                                Practice
Leuven, Belgium                                      • Abstract Session I
                                                     • Abstract Session II
11:15 – 12:00
Transplantation: A Self-Management Project         15:15 – 15:45
Per- Åke Zillén                                    Refreshment Break / Exhibits
Kidney Transplant Recipient and Dentist
Stockholm, Sweden                                  15:45 – 17:00
                                                   Workshops / Abstract Breakout Sessions (continued)

        Thursday, September 15 Workshop/Abstract Breakout Sessions
                WORKSHOP                           WORKSHOP                           ABSTRACT SESSION I                    ABSTRACT SESSION II
                Living Kidney Donation: The        Improving Transplant Outcomes:     Attitudes of Kidney Transplant        Pressure Ulcer Prevention/
                Swedish Experience and Long        Incorporating Evidence into        Patients Participating in Clinical    Treatment in Liver Transplant
                Term Follow-up                     Transplant Nursing Practice        Drug Trials: The Majority are         Patients: Gaps in Practice Lead to
14:00 – 14:25

                Annette Lennerling RN, PhD         Cynthia L. Russell PhD, RN,        Positive                              Staff Education
                Sahlgrenska University Hospital    ACNS-BC, FAAN                      Nevin Gül                             Santa Giammona RN
                Göteborg, Sweden                   University of Missouri             Baykurt RN                            ISMETT
                                                   Sinclair School of Nursing         Skånes University Hospital in Malmö   Palermo, Italy
                                                   Columbia, Missouri USA             Malmö, Sweden
                                                   Sandra A. Cupples RN, PhD
                Alternative Living Kidney          VA Medical Center                  Transplantation Service               Introduce Surgical Site Infection
                Donation Programs:                 Washington, DC USA                 Transformation                        (SSI) Risk Index for a Different
                The Rotterdam Experience                                              Ruth McCarrell BSN, CNeph(C)          Rate Measure in a Transplant
14:25 – 14:50

                Marleen van Buren RN, MSc                                             Providence Health Care                Center In Italy
                Erasmus Medical Center                                                St. Paul’s Hospital                   Giulia Provenzano RN for
                Rotterdam, The Netherlands                                            Vancouver, British Columbia Canada    Maria Campanella
                                                                                                                            Palermo, Sicily Italy

                Education for the Living Kidney    Which Interventions are used       Developing a Liver Transplant         Assessing Relationship between
                Donor                              by Health Care Professionals to    Patient Pathway, Recognising the      Hospital Accreditation and Patient
                Sheilagh McCauley RN, BSN,         Enhance Medication Adherence in    Need for Change                       Satisfaction in a Transplant
14:50 – 15:15

                CCTN, CCTC                         Transplant Patients? A Survey of   Stephen Bond RN                       Center
                and                                Current Clinical Practice          Cambridgeshire Universities           Santa Giammona RN
                Theresa David MSN, CRNP            Lut Berben MSN                     NHS Trust                             ISMETT
                Hospital of the University of      University of Basel                Cambridge United Kingdom              Palermo, Sicily Italy
                Pennsylvania                       Basel, Switzerland
                Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

                                                               15:15 – 15:45 Refreshment Break / Exhibits
                When Desensitization Fails:        A Systematic Review of             Audit Process Makes Transplant        A Review of the Clinical
                Kidney Paired Donation as          Psychosocial Screening Practices   Program Survey Ready                  Competencies Required Working
                Rescue Option                      in Prospective Living Organ        Amy Hauser BSN, MBA, MHA              Specifically within the Transplant
15:45 – 16:10

                Janet Hiller RN, MSN               Donors: Overall Consensus, but     Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta      Environment
                Johns Hopkins Hospital             Limited Evidence                   Atlanta, Georgia USA                  Gillian Brown BSc (HONS)
                Baltimore, Maryland USA            Nathalie Duerinckx RN                                                    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS
                                                   Katholieke Universiteit Leuven                                           Foundation Trust
                                                   Leuven, Belgium                                                          Cambridge United Kingdom

                Never Accept Candy From            Transplant: Transition to Adult    Releasing Time to Care                Coping with Chaos: Managing
                Strangers, but what About          Marilyn Moonan BSN CCTN CPN        Vimbainashe Caroline Chinondo RN      Unit Growth and Limited
                Organs? Things your Mother         Children’s Hospital of Boston      Royal Brompton & Harefield Trust      Resources
16:10 – 16:35

                Never Taught you:                  Boston, Massachusetts USA          Harefield, Middlesex United Kingdom   Colleen Shelton BAAN, MHSc
                The Non-Traditional Living Donor                                                                            Toronto General Hospital
                Denise Morin MSN, RN                                                                                        Toronto, Ontario Canada
                Lahey Clinic
                Burlington, Massachusetts USA

                Case Study: Expanding              System Factors as Correlates       Early Cytomegalovirus                 Sexuality and Intimacy During
                Transplant Options through         of Medication Adherence in         (CMV) Viremia Following Liver         the Pre- and Post Liver
                Living Donor Exchange with A       Transplant and HIV Populations:    Transplantation: Case Report          Transplantation Period
16:35 – 17:00

                Blood-Type Incompatible Donor      A Systematic Review                Elaine Lander MSN CRNP                Irene Hollenga RN
                Suzanne McGuire BSN                Lut Berben MSN                     Temple University Hospital            University Medical Centre Groningen
                UCLA Medical Center                University of Basel                Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA        Groningen The Netherlands
                Los Angeles, California USA        Basel, Switzerland

                Chapter Leaders Meeting            APN SIG                            ITNS Past Board Members               Staff Nurse SIG
17:05 – 18:00


                                                                             18:30 – 20:30
                           Social Evening Event – Reception at City Hall Borsen Hosted by Region Vastra Gotaland and the City of Göteborg

                             Friday Morning, September 16 Workshop Sessions
                                                           6:45 – 8:00 Registration / Breakfast with exhibitors
                                                                                 7:00 – 8:00
                        Research SIG                       Cardiothoracic SIG                       Education SIG                          Pediatric SIG

                                                     ADVANCED PRACTICE
                                                     NURSING: A GLOBAL                     IMMUNOLOGY                           EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES
                DECEASED DONOR ISSUES                PERSPECTIVE                           AND INFECTIONS                       AND HEALTH LITERACY
                Consenting the Recipient for a       Evolving Role of APN Practice in      The Evolution of Desensitization     The Educational Conversation:
                Cadaveric Transplant in an Era of    Europe                                Lynette Fix RN, CCTC                 A Useful Tool to Reach Mutual
                a Challenging Donor Pool             Sabina De Geest PhD, RN               Mayo Clinic                          Understanding in the Patient’s
8:00 – 8:30

                Moira Perrin, RGN BSc (Hons)         Institute of Nursing Science          Rochester, Minnesota USA             Learning Process
                Queen Elizabeth Hospital             University of Basel Switzerland       and                                  Anna Forsberg RN, PhD
                Birmingham United Kingdom            and                                   Lecia Snell APRN-CNS, CCTN           University of Göteborg
                                                     Center for Health Services Research   Nebraska Medical Center              Göteborg, Sweden
                                                     Katholieke Universiteit               Omaha, Nebraska USA
                                                     Leuven, Belgium

                Organ Donation - A Prerequisite      APN Practice Role in the USA                                               Living-Long and Strong:
                for Transplantation                  Jeff Arnovitz MSN, CNP, CCTC                                               A Group Setting Strategy to
                Anne Floden RN, MScN, CETC,          Cleveland Clinic                                                           Promote Long-term Transplant
8:30 – 9:00

                TPMC                                 Cleveland, Ohio USA                                                        Wellness
                Sahlgrenska University Hospital                                                                                 Karla Weis RN, BSN, CCTC
                Göteborg, Sweden                                                                                                Mayo Clinic
                                                                                                                                Rochester, Minnesota USA

                Cardiogenic Oscillation and          Project ‘Transplantation              The Highly-Sensitized Renal          Assessing Health Literacy in
                Ventilator Autotriggering            Innovation Team’ (TRANSIT):           Transplant Recipient with            Renal Failure/Kidney Transplant
                Following Brain Death:               A special form of an Academic         Catastrophic Anti-Phospholipid       Patient Population
9:00 – 9:30

                Implications for Organ Donor         Service Partnership in                Antibody Syndrome (CAPS);            Wendy Escobedo RN, BSN
                Identification and Management        Transplantation                       Taking Transplant Nursing to a       St. Joseph Hospital
                Richard Arbour MSN                   Veronique Schaevers MSN               New Level                            Orange, California USA
                Albert Einstein Medical Center       University Hospitals of Leuven        Nikki Lawson BSN
                Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA       Leuven, Belgium                       Johns Hopkins Hospital
                                                                                           Baltimore, Maryland USA

                                                                  9:30 – 10:00 Refreshment Break / Exhibits
                Developing a National Donation       Evaluation of an APN-NP Led           Ganciclovir-Resistant CMV            Predialysis and Renal Transplant
                after Cardiac Death (DCD) Lung       Collaborative CKD Care Model for      Infection in Organ Transplant        Group Education in a Multicultural
                Transplant (LTx) Collaborative and   Renal Transplant Patients             Recipients                           Country
10:00 – 10:30

                the Role of the DCD LTx Project      Janice Bissonnette RN(EC)-NP,         Jennifer Diaz MS, CRNP               Eva-Lena Nilsson MsN
                Coordinator                          MScN PhD                              Johns Hopkins University             Ystad Sweden
                Bronwyn Levvey RN, B.Ed, Grad        The Ottawa Hospital                   Baltimore, Maryland USA
                Dip, Clin EPi                        Ottawa, Ontario Canada
                The Alfred Hospital
                Melbourne, Victoria Australia

                National Organ Retrieval Service     “You Are Not Alone:” A Wellness       Donor-Related                        Cirrhosis: Increasing Inpatient
                (NORS) – Its Impact on Deceased      Program for Transplant Recipients     Coccidioidomycosis in Organ          Compliance with Interventions
                Donor Organ Procurement in the       Juri Ducci RN, MSN                    Transplant Recipient                 Through Comprehensive
10:30 – 11:00

                UK                                   University of Pisa                    Aram Kazaryan RN, CCRN, MS           Education
                Chris Earl RN, BA (HONS)             Medical School Hospital               USC Medical Center                   Jessica Saucier BSN, RN, CCTN
                Manchester Royal Infirmary           Pisa, Italy                           Los Angeles, California USA          Baylor All Saints Medical Center
                Manchester, United Kingdom                                                                                      Fort Worth, Texas USA

                The Need to Convey and Receive       Panel Discussion with Speakers        Schistosomiasis: Worm                Raising Awareness through
                Gratitude for the Gift of Life       on the Role and Evolving Role of      Infestation in a Kidney Transplant   Public and Media Relations: Is it
                Anne-Bärbel Blaes-Eise RN            the APN / Graduate Level Nurse in     Recipient                            Marketing or Education?
11:00 – 11:30

                Deutsche Stiftung                    North America and Europe              Jennifer Diaz MS, CRNP               Andrea Norgate BScN, ENC(C)
                Organtransplantation                 Sabina De Geest PhD, RN               Johns Hopkins University             University Health Network
                Homburg/Saar, Germany                Jeff Arnovitz MSN, CNP, CCTC          Baltimore, Maryland USA              Toronto, Ontario Canada
                                                     Juri Ducci RN, MSN

                                                          11:30 – 13:00 Informal Lunch provided (Grab and Go)

                           Friday Afternoon, September 16 Workshop Sessions

                                                                                         LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT
                                                                                         AND PROFESSIONAL
                ABDOMINAL TRANSPLANT                CARDIOTHORACIC ISSUES                DEVELOPMENT                           PEDIATRICS
                Pressed to the Limit: Posterior     The Era of Heart Transplantation:    Journey to Magnet Status: The         Transitioning Adolescents to
                Reversible Encephalopathic          1967 - 2022                          Leadership Forces                     Adult Care
                Syundrome (PRES) in a               Albert Oosterom RN, ACNP             Mark Paynter RN, BSN, CCTC            Gráinne Walsh BSC, RN, RSCN
13:00 – 13:30

                Multivisceral Transplant Patient    University Medical Center Utrecht    T.E. Starzl Transplant Institute      Evelina Children’s Hospital
                Julie Hudson RN, MSN, CCTC          Utrecht The Netherlands              University of Pittsburgh Medical      London United Kingdom
                Duke University Hospital                                                 Center
                Durham, North Carolina USA                                               Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

                Herbs and Supplements: Natural,                                          The Need for Direction to Develop     Transition in Renal Transplant
                Healthy or Hepatotoxic?                                                  Novice to Expert Nurses in            Care in The Netherlands
                Ann Busch RN, MSN                                                        Transplant Nursing                    Marjo vanHelden RN
13:30 – 14:00

                Portland VA Medical Center                                               Sherrie M Panther MSc, BSc (Hons),    University Medical Center Nijmegen
                Portland, Oregon USA                                                     RN                                    Nijmegen The Netherlands
                                                                                         Transplant Unit-Harefield Hospital
                                                                                         Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS
                                                                                         Hospitals, Foundation Trust
                                                                                         Harefield, Middlesex United Kingdom

                Early Loss of Well-Matched          Patients View on Information and     Customer Relationship                 Strategies in Diagnosis and
                Kidneys: Non-HLA Antibody as        Support after Being Accepted for     Management (CRM): A Useful            Therapies in Post Transplant
                the Culprit                         the Waiting List for Heart or Lung   Sytem to Organize Complex             Lymph Proliferative Disorder
14:00 – 14:30

                Janet Hiller RN, MSN                Transplantation                      Patient Care                          Santa Giammona RN for
                Johns Hopkins Hospital              Bodil Ivarsson RN,PhD                Marjan Bijmolen RN                    Sabrina Egman RN
                Baltimore, Maryland USA             Lund, Sweden                         University Medical Centre Groningen   ISMETT
                                                                                         Groningen The Netherlands             Palermo, Sicily Italy

                                                                14:30 – 15:00 Refreshment Break / Exhibits
                The Influence of Ethnicity on Re-   Comparison of Patient-Reported       Creating a Transplant Career          Long Term Outcomes at >5 Years
                Hospitalization and Complications   Outcomes between the Minimally       Path: Reforming Nurse Retention       following Pediatric Intestine
                after Kidney Transplantation        Invasive and Conventional            Colleen Shelton BAAN, MHSc            Transplantation
15:00 – 15:30

                Louise Maasdam RN, NP               Surgical Approaches to Lung          Toronto General Hospital              Beverly Kosmach-Park DNP
                Erasmus MC                          Transplantation                      Toronto, Ontario Canada               Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
                Rotterdam, The Netherlands          Annette DeVito Dabbs RN, PhD                                               Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
                                                    University of Pittsburgh
                                                    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

                Intraductal Aspiration (IDA): A     Left Ventricular Assist Device       Managing the Older Worker:            The Use of an Interactive Water
                Promising New Tissue Sampling       (LVAD): New Hope for our Heart       Crisis or Opportunity in the          Bottle to Maintain Hydration
                Technique for Diagnosis             Failure Patients, Perioperative      New Organizational Order in           Adherence in Pediatric Renal
15:30 – 16:00

                of Suspected Malignant              Nursing Care                         Healthcare?                           Transplant Recipients
                Pancreatobiliary Strictures         Franca Maria Bondi, BSN              Sandra Cupples PhD                    Penny Scholl BSN
                Giulia Provenzano RN                ISMETT                               Veterans Administration               St. Louis Children’s Hospital
                ISMETT                              Palermo, Sicily Italy                Washington, DC USA                    St. Louis, Missouri USA
                Palermo, Sicily Italy

                Plasmapheresis in the Treatment     Management of Outpatients on         Developing Practice Champions         Anesthesia and Nursing Care
                of Recurrent Hepatitis C after      Mechanical Circulatory Support -     Susan Kiernan BAAN, MHSc              for Pediatric Patients in the
                Liver Transplantation               Combined Intervention on Dietary     Toronto General Hospital              Unique Magnetic Resonance
16:00 – 16:30

                Marti Hoar MS                       Counseling, Controlled Exercise      Toronto, Ontario Canada               Imaging Environement: A General
                Massachusetts General Hospital      and Psychosocial Support                                                   Overview
                Boston, Massachusetts USA           Christiane Kugler PhD                                                      Anna Di Maggio RN
                                                    University Witten                                                          ISMETT
                                                    Witten, Germany                                                            Palermo, Sicily Italy

                                                     16:45 – 18:00 – Poster Session / Wine and Cheese Reception

Poster Session / Wine and Cheese Reception
P01 – Combined Split Liver and Kidney            P10 – Pre-Operative Visit to the Cardiothoracic   P19 – ABO Compatible but Non-Identical Adult
Transplantation in a Three-year-old Child with   Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - Can it Reduce        Liver Transplantation
Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1                     Worries and Anxiety for Both Patients and         Ellen Daly BSN CCTC
Santa Giammona RN for                            their Next of Kin?                                Temple University Hospital
Sabrina Egman RN                                 Katarina Karlsson RN                              Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
ISMETT                                           Transplant Institute University Hospital
Palermo, Sicily Italy                            Göteborg                                          P20 – Hypercoagulation and its Association
                                                 Gothenburg, Sweden                                with Portal Vein Thrombosis in Patients with
P02 – Pediatric Liver Transplantation for                                                          End Stage Liver Disease
Metabolic Disorders: Our Experience              P11 – Investigation of the Daily Life of Adult    Ellen Daly BSN, CCTC
Santa Giammona RN for                            Recipient 5 Years after they Underwent            Temple University Hospital
Sabrina Egman RN                                 Living Liver Transplantation - Factor Analysis    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
ISMETT                                           of Insufficient Self-Management by Using
Palermo, Sicily Italy                            Qualitative Integrated Method (The KJ Method)     P21 – A Modified Bilateral Subcostal Incision
                                                 Chiharu Akazawa PhD                               Reduces the Incidence of Abdominal Wall
P03 – What Do You Know of                        Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University     Complications in Liver Transplantation
Immunosuppressant? Less of What You Need!        Kyoto Japan                                       Elaine Lander MSN, CRNP
Santa Giammona RN for                                                                              Temple University Hospital
Sabrina Egman, Nurse coordinator and educator    P12 – “Raising” The Transplantation Service-      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
ISMETT                                           Line RN Workforce at Yale New Haven Hospital
Palermo, Sicily Italy                            Sharon Klein RN, MSN                              P22 – Elevation of CA 19-9 and CA 125 in
                                                 Yale New Haven Hospital                           Patients with End Stage Liver Disease
P04 – Developing and Implementing                New Haven, Connecticut USA                        Elaine Lander MSN, CRNP
an Integrated Care Pathway within the                                                              Temple University Hospital
Transplant Unit                                  P13 – Case Study: Cardiogenic Oscillation         Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Rowan Sunderland RN                              and Ventilator Autotriggering in a 22 Year-Old
Cambridge University Hospitals                   with Malignant Brain Edema: Implications for      P23 – Daily Life Investigation of the Recipient
NHS Foundations Trust                            Organ Recovery and Transplantation                who has Passed Five Years or more since
Cambridge United Kingdom                         Richard Arbour MSN                                it Transplanted Living Donor Livers - An
                                                 Albert Einstein Medical Center                    Integration Method of the Person of whom Self
P05 – Support for Patients who have Primary      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA                    Management Consists (KJ method) the Factor
Sclerosing Cholangitis and are on Standby                                                          Analysis Qualitative is used
for Brain Death Liver Transplantation for a      P14 – A Multi-Disciplinary Approach               Satoshi Nishigaki RN
Retransplant                                     to Reducing Central Line-Associated               Kyoto University
Masae Yamamoto                                   Bloodstream Infections on a Transplant and        Otu, Shiga Prefecture Japan
Kyoto University                                 Nephrology Unit
Ibaraki, Osaka Japan                             Cynthia Hough BSN                                 P24 – Investigation of the Daily Life of Young
                                                 Medical University of South Carolina              Adult Recipient Underwent Living Liver
P06 – To Improve Low Organ Donation Rate         Charleston, South Carolina USA                    Transplantation - Factor Analysis of Self-
among Ethnic Minority Groups in United                                                             Management by Using Qualitative Integrated
Kingdom                                          P15 – Investigation of Adaptation Process         Method (The KJ Method)
Yanmei Wei, MsC                                  of Liver Transplant Recipients Using Roy          Teiko Nishizono, Master
King’s College Hospital                          Adaptation Model                                  Osaka Medical College
London, United Kingdom                           Yaprak S. Ordin, Master Degree                    Takatsuki, Osaka Japan
                                                 Dokuz Eylul University
P07 – Caring for Patients Needing Diagnostic     Izmir, Inciraltı Turkey                           P25 – Children’s Hospital Boston: Sharing
Radiology Procedures Pre and Post Liver Tx:                                                        Pride and Passion for Pediatric Patients
A High Skilled Dedicated Care                    P16 – Intravenous (IV) Mycophenolate              Undergoing Liver Transplantation
Maurizio Macaluso RN                             Mofetil (MMF) with Calcineurin Inhibitor          Stella Harrington RN, BSN, CNOR
ISMETT                                           (CNI) for Renal Preservation following Liver      Children’s Hospital Boston
Palermo, Sicily Italy                            Transplantation                                   Boston, Massachusetts USA
                                                 Phyllis Dowling MSN, CCTC
P08 – The Evaluation of Lung Allocation          Temple University Hospital
Score and Intention to Treat as a Predictor of   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Survival Outcomes of Patients Following Lung
Transplantation                                  P17 – Chronotropic Incompetence on
Sara Winward MSc Nursing                         Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography in
Mater Misericordiae Hospital                     Patients with End Stage Liver Disease
Dublin Ireland                                   Phyllis Dowling MSN, CCTC
                                                 Temple University Hospital
P09 – Weight Gain in the First Year Following    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Solid Organ Transplantation
Ina Einhorn BA, RN                               P18 – Acute Hepatotoxicity due to Intravenous
Hanover Medical School                           Amiodarone following Liver Transplantation
Hanover, Lower Saxony Germany                    Phyllis Dowling MSN, CCTC
                                                 Temple University Hospital
                                                 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

                             Saturday, September 17                             Agenda
7:00 – 8:30                                                10:30 - 12:30
Registration / Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors       The Forsberg and Lennerling Research Group in Organ
                                                           Donation and Organ Transplantation
7:30 – 8:30
ITNS General Assembly / Business Meeting                   The research interest of this group is directed towards how
(all ITNS members are strongly encouraged to attend,       the person,in relation to organ donation, comprehends,
although any symposium attendee can attend)                experiences, perceives and copes with the phenomenon
                                                           of organ donation. Deceased donation has to be viewed
8:30 – 10:00                                               in relation to the legislation about presumed consent, the
International Panel                                        situation for the next of kin, and attitudes and organizational
Moderators:                                                conditions within the intensive care unit. Living donation
Christiane Kugler RN, PhD                                  includes several complicated psychological, social, ethical
Marjo VanHelden RN                                         and pedagogical issues. Our focus is on the transplant
                                                           recipient’s experiences and beliefs in relationship to
8:30 – 8:50                                                illness, disease and suffering as well as the recovery and
Person-centred Care of the Motive Driven Patient:          maintenance of health from a nursing perspective, aiming
Challenges and Possibilities                               at the person’s interpretation of and reaction to the entire life
Anna Forsberg, PhD, RN                                     situation rather than the disease itself.
Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer
University of Göteborg                                     Anne Flodén M Sci, PhD
Göteborg Sweden                                              Transplant Coordinator, RN
                                                             National Representative for ITNS
8:50 – 9:10                                                Anna Forsberg PhD, RN
The Doctorally Prepared Nurse in the Clinical Setting        Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer
Sandra Cupples, PhD                                        Isabell Fridh PhD, RN
National Director of Clinical Services                       Senior Lecturer
Veterans Administration                                    Annette Lennerling PhD, RN
Washington, DC USA                                           Senior Lecturer
                                                           Charlotte Lovén B Sci, RN
9:10 – 9:30                                                  Transplant Coordinator
Pride Passion and Possibilities: The Ethos of Transplant     National Key Member ETCO
Nursing                                                    Susanne Malmros, M Sci, RN
Moira Perrin, RGN BSc (Hons)                                 Transplant Coordinator
Queen Elizabeth Hospital                                   Madeleine Nilsson M Sci, PhD, RN
Birmingham United Kingdom                                    President of Nordiatrans

9:30 – 9:50                                                12:30 - 12:45
Liver Transplantation in Turkey: What We Do to Increase    Introduction of the Swedish Medalists from the World
Their Life After Transplant                                Transplant Games
Yaprak S. Ordin MSN                                        Anders Olsson
Dokuz Eylul University                                     President, World Transplant Games 2011
Izmir, Inciraltı Turkey
                                                           12:45 – 14:00
9:50 – 10:00                                               Lunch on Your Own
Questions and Answers
                                                           14:00 – 15:15
10:00 – 10:30                                              Workshop / Abstract Breakout Session
Refreshment Break / Exhibits                               (Workshop Descriptions on page 12)
                                                             • Psychosocial Issues and Quality of Life
                                                             • Patient Outcomes and Long-term Management
                                                             • Abstract Breakout Session III
                                                             • Abstract Breakout Session IV

                                                           15:15 – 15:45
                                                           Refreshment Break

                                                           15:45 – 17:00
                                                           Workshops / Abstract Breakout Sessions (continued)
            Saturday Afternoon, September 17 Workshop Breakout Sessions

                PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES AND               PATIENT OUTCOMES AND                  ABSTRACT BREAKOUT                    ABSTRACT BREAKOUT
                QUALITY OF LIFE                       LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT                  SESSION III                          SESSION IV
                “Will You Be My Friend?”: Nurse-      Patient Outcomes within the           Early Metabolic/Cellular             Epithelioid
                Patient Relationships within          Framework of Chronic Illness          Resuscitation after Severe TBI:      Hemangioendothelioma - A
                Social Media                          Management                            Impact On Cardiopulmonary            Pediatric Diagnosis in an Adult -
14:00 – 14:25

                Chirs Shay-Downer RN, BSN, CCTC       Fabienne Dobbels PhD                  Stability and Organ Recovery         the Place of Liver Transplantation
                Cleveland Clinic                      Center for Health Services and        Richard Arbour MSN                   as a Treatment Option
                Cleveland, Ohio USA                   Nursing Research                      Albert Einstein Medical Center       Marti Hoar MS
                                                      Leuven Belgium                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA       Massachusetts General Hospital
                                                                                                                                 Boston, Massachusetts USA

                                                                                            Liver Transplant Recipients of       TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis):
                                                                                            DCD (Donation After Cardiac          The Number not to Achieve Post
                                                                                            Death) Allografts are at Increased   Transplant!
14:25 – 14:50

                                                                                            Risk of Severe Recurrence of         Ann Busch RN, MS
                                                                                            Hepatitis C Virus Infection          Portland VA Medical Center
                                                                                            Cheryl Dale RN(EC), MScN             Portland, Oregon USA
                                                                                            London Health Science Centre
                                                                                            London, Ontario Canada

                Navigating Between Hope               Glycemic Control Protocol in          Living Kidney Donor Barriers: A      Incorporating Medication
                and Fear, Waiting for Lung            the Abdominal Organ Transplant        Retrospective Study                  Reconciliation into the Medication
                Transplantation                       Recipient                             Sheilagh McCauley RN, BSN, CCTN      Teaching Process for New
14:50 – 15:15

                Marion Wessels-Bakker MA              Rebecca Farrell RN, BSN, CCTN         Hospital of the University of        Transplant Recipients
                University Medical Center Utrecht     Hospital of the University of         Pennsylvania                         Patricia G. Folk RN, BSN, CCTC
                Utrecht The Netherlands               Pennsylvania                          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA       University of Pittsburgh Medical
                                                      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA                                             Center
                                                                                                                                 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

                                                                      15:15 – 15:45 PM Refreshment Break
                The Emotional Response to the         Daytime Sleepiness is Associated      Kidney Transplant Chains:            Quiet Delirium in the Post-Liver
                Receipt of an Organ in Liver          with Taking & Timing Non-             Panacea or Slippery Slope?           Transplant Patient
                Transplant Recipients                 Adherence in Renal Transplant         Sandra Cupples PhD                   Matthew Sigafus RN, MSN
15:45 – 16:10

                Coby Annema RN, MScN                  Recipients                            Veterans Administration              Hospital of the University of
                University Medical Center Groningen   Hanna Burkhalter MScN                 Washington, DC USA                   Pennsylvania
                Groningen The Netherlands             Institute of Nursing Science                                               Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
                                                      Basel Switzerland

                Potential Impact of the Marital       Skin AGE (Advanced Glycation          The Impact of Participation in       Donor: Less in Number More in
                Relationship on Adjustment and        End products) is not Affected by      Randomized Clinical Trials after     Age! Italian Trend of Transplants
                Health Management after Lung          Immunosuppressive Therapy in          Kidney Transplantation               Numbers; Ten Years Analysis
16:10 – 16:35

                Transplantation                       Kidney Transplant Recipients          Nelly de Leeuw van Weenen RN         Franca Maria Bondi for
                Erin Wagley MS                        Marja van Dijk CRC                    Erasmus MC                           Marcello Castellese CCTC
                and                                   University Medical Centre Groningen   Rotterdam The Netherlands            ISMETT
                Jill Aubrecht RN, MSN, MBA            Groningen, The Netherlands                                                 Palermo, Sicily Italy
                University of Pittsburgh
                Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

                Exploring Attitudes Towards           Having Children after Kidney          ELPAT’s New Classification           Growing Organs for
                Adherence in Recently                 Transplantation; Will the Mothers     for Living Donor Transplantation     Transplantation: Combatting the
16:35 – 17:00

                Transplanted Kidney Patients          See Them Grow Up?                     Charlotte Lovén                      Growing Organ Donor Shortage
                Mirjam Tielen RN, APN                 Marleen van Buren MANP                University of Göteborg               Nancy Stitt RN, BSN
                Erasmus MC                            Erasmus MC, University Hospital       Göteborg Sweden                      University of Pittsburgh Medical
                Rotterdam, The Netherlands            Rotterdam, The Netherlands                                                 Center
                                                                                                                                 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

                                                                17:00 – 17:30 Closing Ceremonies – Awards

                                                      17:30 – Evaluations and CE / Certificate of Attendance Distribution

                                 2011 Symposium Registration Form
                                  20th Annual ITNS Symposium and General Assembly
                          September 15-17, 2011 • Elite Park Avenue Hotel • Göteborg, Sweden
                                  Ice Management handles all hotel reservations - see hotel registration form
                      Registration begins and the Welcome Reception will be held on September 14th 17:30 - 19:30.
                        The Symposium begins at 8:00 on September 15th and ends at 17:30 on September 17th.

First name:_____________________________________ Last name: ________________________________________

Degrees/credentials: _____________________________ Position/Role: _____________________________________

Employer: _____________________________________ Employer: ________________________________________
CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS:                           q Home q Work
Mailing address: __________________________________________________________________________________

City:________________________ State/Province:_____________________ Postal code: _______________________

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WORKSHOP / BREAKOUT SELECTION:                                                SPECIALTY INTEREST:
Please select your workshop / breakout options                                qKidney/Pancreas       qHeart/Lung      qLiver
Thursday PM Workshop/Breakout Options (select ONLY ONE)                       qSmall Bowel           qResearch        qQOL
q Living Donor Issues                                                         qProcurement           qPediatrics      qDonor
q Evidenced Based Practice                                                    Other_______________________________________________
q Abstract/Breakout Sessions                                                  INTEREST LEVEL:              qStaff                qAdvanced Practice
Friday AM Workshop Options (select ONLY ONE)                                   qTransplant Coordinator     qManager/Administrator
q Deceased Donor Issues                                                       Is this your first ITNS Symposium? ........................... qYes qNo
q Advanced Practice Nursing
q Immunology / Pharmacology                                                   PAYMENT ENCLOSED: (payable in US Funds only)
                                                                              VAT is a value added tax in the European Union and is charged at 25% for all participants
q Educational Strategies and Health Literacy                                  in Sweden (except for Swedish government organizations). ITNS (VMC) must charge
Friday PM Workshop Options (select ONLY ONE)                                  VAT on the registration fee by Swedish law. We recommend that you carefully read the
                                                                              registration chart which clearly shows the amount of VAT charged to each attendee.
q Abdominal Transplant
q Cardiothoracic Issues                                                       Symposium Fee                  VAT Amount                      Total Payment
q Leadership, Management and Professional Development                         Member $400.00USD ........ $100.00USD .......... $500.00USD
q Pediatrics                                                                   (ITNS Member # ______)
Saturday PM Workshop/Breakout Options (select ONLY ONE)                       Non-Member $475.00USD .. $119.00USD........... $594.00USD
q Psychosocial Issues                                                         Total Payment Enclosed........................................ $_____________
q Patient Outcomes and Long-term Management
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q Abstract/Breakout Sessions
                                                                              It is ITNS’ (VMC) responsibility to issue VAT payments to the Swedish government for all
SIG / COMMITTEE / CHAPTER LEADERS MEETINGS:                                   registration money collected for the ITNS Symposium in Göteborg, Sweden. ITNS will
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q Pediatrics q ITNS Past Board Members
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          ITNS 2011 SEPTEMBER 15 -17, 2011, GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN

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Please note: Room Reservation requests pre and post Symposium dates of
September 13-19, 2011 are on a space availability basis.

Single room: Price SEK 1500/night including 12 % VAT (*approximately 235 USD / 163 Euro)

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ITNS Membership Application                                                                                           Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203-1700 USA
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Contact Information                                                                    Demographic Information
Name: ______________________________________________                                   1. How many years have you been a nurse?
Degree/Certifications: _________________________________                               q < 2 q 2-3 q 4-5 q 6-10 q 11-19 q > 20
Recruited by:__________________________________________                                2. How many years in Transplantation?
I heard about ITNS through:              q Colleague q ITNS website                    q<2     q 2-3    q 4-5      q 6-10 q 11-15
q ISHLT q ANNA q ATC                     q NATCO q EDTNA                               q 16-20 q > 20
q Transplant Games q BTS                 q Contemporary Forums                         3. Work setting?
q ITNS Educational Materials             q Other___________________                    q University Affiliated      q Military     q Academic
Preferred Mailing Address:               q Home       q Work                           q Community/Private          q Registry     q Government
Preferred E-Mail Address: ______________________________                               q Organ Procurement          q Other: ______________________
Home address:                                                                          4. Area of employment?
Street: ______________________________________________                                 q Transplant Unit q Clinical Research  q ICU
City: ________________________________________________                                 q Outpatient q Pediatrics q Other:__________________
State/Province: _______________________________________                                5. Your position?
Postal Code: _____________ Country: ___________________                                q Staff Nurse                     q Charge/Team Leader
Phone Number: ______________________________________                                   q Head/Assistant Head Nurse q Nursing Admin
Work address:                                                                          q Supervisor                      q Transplant Coordinator
Hospital/Company: ___________________________________                                  q In Service/Staff Development q Instructor
Position: ____________________________________________                                 q Clinical Nurse Specialist/Clinician
Dept/Div: ___________________________________________                                  q Nurse Practitioner              q Other:________________
Bldg/Room: _________________________________________                                   6. Which organ/tissue recipients do you care for?
Street: ______________________________________________                                 q Liver   q Kidney q Composite q Bone Marrow
City: ________________________________________________                                 q Lung     q Heart q Pancreas     q Islet Cell
State/Province: _______________________________________                                q Small Bowel      q Other _______________________
Postal Code:______________ Country: ___________________                                7. Highest level of nursing education?
Phone Number: ______________________________________                                   q Student q LVN/LPN q RN           q RN ADN
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                                                                                       q NP      q Doctorate q RN BScN q DNSc
Membership Dues                            Payment in U.S. Funds Only
                                                                                       8. Do you care for pediatric recipients?                 q Yes q No
q Active RN          $75/year $200/three years (circle one)
                                                                                       9. I would be interested in information for the
(All RNs. All Active members are entitled to vote, hold office and serve on com-
mittees at the international level. Per the ITNS Bylaws, any RN must join as Active)   ITNS Special Interest Groups (SIG)
q Associate          $50/year $135/three years (circle one)                            q Education        q Research      q Cardiothoracic
(Any non-RN health professional involved in transplantation. Associate                 q Staff Nurse      q Pediatric     q Advanced Practice
members are not entitled to vote, hold office or serve on committees on an
international level but may participate in these activities in local ITNS chapters.)   q Other SIG Interest __________________________________
q Emerging Countries Members $25/year                            $75/3 years
ITNS is pleased to announce a reduced membership fee to allow transplant               Please send me information on the closest local ITNS chapter:
professionals from countries with emerging economies the opportunity to join
the society at a reduced rate of $25. For ITNS to support, these members will          q USA q Canada q Europe q Starting a Chapter
have access to all benefits in electronic format only, thus it is required that we
have an e-mail address for this membership category. Countries are defined             I am also a member of:     q AACN q ANNA q EDTNA
as low income and or an IDA lending status by the World Bank as of July                q ETCO q ISHLT             q NATCO q ONS q BTS
2006, or as a European Emerging Country by Europe. A list of countries is
available at                                  q Sigma Theta Tau          q Other:_______________________

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