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  JUNE 21, 2013
ASPH NEWS OF NOTE
Public Health Reports Webinar on New PHS Organ Transplantation Guidelines: June 25
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On June 25, 2013, Public Health Reports will host a webinar on its July/August issue featuring new Public Health Service organ transplantation guidelines.

Unexpected transmission of infection through organ transplantation is a patient safety and public health issue. The objective of the guidelines is to improve organ transplant recipient outcomes by reducing the risk of HIV, HBV, and HCV transmission. During the webinar, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, deputy assistant secretary of health at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, will give a brief overview of the topic; Dr. Matthew Kuehnert, contributing guideline author, will present guideline recommendations and the evidence base process; and Dr. Jay Fishman, guideline expert panel member, will discuss bridging gaps in the evidence through further studies.

Dr. Matthew Kuehnert is the director of the Office of Blood, Organ and Other Tissue Safety at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Jay Fishman is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, director of the transplant infectious disease and compromised host program, and associate director of the transplantation center at Massachusetts General Hospital.

To learn more and to register for this webinar on June 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, click here. Please note there are only 1,001 spots available, and registration fills quickly.