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Unexpected transmission of infection through organ transplantation is a patient safety and public health issue. The objective of this guideline is to improve organ transplant recipient outcomes by reducing the risk of HIV, HBV, and HCV transmission. For this webinar, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, 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. Join us to hear about this important public health issue and these new recommendations.
Matthew Kuehnert, MD, is Director of the Office of Blood, Organ and other Tissue Safety, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jay Fishman, MD, 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, Massachusetts General Hospital