TRANSPLANT TALK

 

LIVING WITH A TRANSPLANT IN A CHANGING COVID WORLD – a Transplant Australia sponsored Webinar for recipients, families, and healthcare workers.

Chairperson: Prof Kate Wyburn is the director of kidney transplantation at RPA Hospital and President-elect of the TSANZ. Kate will set the ever-changing scene in Australia where we are now encouraged to ‘live normally’ despite record Covid infection numbers and hospital admissions. She will introduce the three speakers invited by Transplant Australia because of their clinical experiences since February 2020, their ability to communicate effectively and to interpret the mixed messages coming from governments, politicians and social media. It is time for us all to be cautiously optimistic.

Speakers

Prof Dominic Dwyer, a clinician virologist and Director of the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Research at Westmead Hospital. He was Australia’s representative on the WHO Delegation to evaluate of the origins of the Covid virus in Wuhan, PCR. Dominic will help us understand why the virus mutates, the value of antigen testing and how scientists can respond quickly to the mutations.

Prof Germaine Wong, director of Renal Medicine and Transplantation at Westmead Hospital. Her hospital in Western Sydney has been challenged more than most by Covid infection in transplant recipients over the last two years. She will describe the changing clinical presentations and management, with and without vaccination, and her recent experiences with the Omicron variant.

Prof Steve Chadban.  He is chair of the Clinical Advisory Board to the Australia Organ Tissue Authority. Steve is a senior clinician researcher with a great understanding of the new antiviral drugs in transplant recipients and the value of ring immunity. He will also discuss the potentially very important measurement of antibody responses of at-risk individuals and possible protection provided by past Covid infection.

Kate Wyburn will then lead the Panel Discussion answering questions posed by registrants at time of your online registration for the Webinar. We will have Webinar capacity for up to 3,000 registrations and plan to finish at 8:00pm AEST. The webinar will also be available online the next day.

Date: Wednesday 11th of May
Time: 7.00pm (AEST)
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pi1KS29qTWiHsw844BQ8Tg

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ACT

Western Australia

Event: Weekend Training Development Camp 

Dates: Saturday 4th June, Sunday 5th June 

Sports: running/walking, cycling, darts, lawn bowls, tennis, badminton, swimming, athletics track and field, ten-pin bowling 

Locations and times – Click Here

Costs: Free (*meals at own cost or fee payable) 

More details contact Julie Scudds phone 0428 191 292 or email julie.scudds@transplant.org.au 

South Australia

New South Wales

 

Event: Ten Pin Bowling
Date:    31st July 2022
Time:    TBC
Location: 
Dullboy’s Rutherford
Address: 57 Shipley Drive, Rutherford NSW
Costs:  Free, Two games covered by NSW Committee

Event: Lawn Bowls
Date:    30th September – 3rd September
Time:    TBC
Location:
Lake Cathie
Address: TBC
Costs: Free, One night accommodation and games of lawn bowls covered
by Transplant Australia NSW Committee.

Contact Margaret Hill if you intend to attend any of these events as we need
numbers for bookings and catering.
Margaret Hill:
Phone: 0409 304 441
Email: mag.hill@bigpond.com

Queensland

 

Event: Two day development camp
Sports: Running/walking, Swimming, Cycling and Triathlon
Dates: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd October 2022
Time: Starting at 9am (Sat) and Finishing at 2pm (Sunday)
Location: Gold Coast Performance Centre
Address: 1 sports Drive, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast
Costs:  TBC but will include 1 nights accommodation, Food and coaching

More details contact Matty Hempstalk phone 0404 1777 748 or email matty.hempstalk@transplant.org.au 

Northern Territory

Tasmania

Victoria