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Covid-19 UPDATE for Transplant Recipients and Waiting List Patients

By October 25, 2021November 3rd, 2021No Comments

The Australian transplant community is to be congratulated for embracing the need for Covid-19 vaccination and taking individual responsibility for personal safety measures. However, the planned easing of restrictions is posing new challenges, particularly in NSW and Victoria, and then more broadly as we all move around Australia and abroad. This important online WEBINAR meeting hosted by Transplant Australia for transplant recipients, waiting-list patients and their families, will address the questions that need answers.

Date:  Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Time:  7.00 to 8:15 pm (SYD, VIC, TAS), 6.30pm (SA) QLD 6pm, 5.30pm (NT) and 4.00pm (WA)

Key Topics

  • Effectiveness of vaccinations in transplant recipients and waiting-list patients
  • Need for and timing of booster vaccinations – the latest Australian advice
  • The clinical and psychological toll of Covid-19 infection in Australian transplant recipients
  • Emerging treatments for Covid-19 infection in Australia
  • Challenges when the states and Australia open borders
  • Importance of family, friends and peer groups
  • Telemedicine and education by video conferencing likely to be here to stay
  • Clinical research options in Australia

Facilitator: Toby Coates AO – Director of Transplantation, Royal Adelaide


  • Prof Steve Chadban, Director of Renal Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Co-chair, TSANZ/AOTA Covid-19 Taskforce
  • Prof Germaine Wong, Director of Renal Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Sydney
  • A/Prof Simone Strasser, Transplant Hepatologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and Past President of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia

Panel Discussion follows with the presenters and including:

  • Professor Peter Macdonald AC, Director of Cardiac Transplantation, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
  • Professor Greg Snell, Director of Lung Transplantation, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

If you have any questions for the panel, please email before the meeting.


TA Webinars Covid Update Flyer

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