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  • Title : Hallym and UCLA experts discuss issues on Present and Future of Lung Transplantation
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Date :
2019.04.20
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  • The 5th HUMC-UCLA International Symposium on ‘Present and Future of Lung Transplantation’ was successfully held at Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital on April 20, 2019.


    The symposium attracted nearly 110 participants, including medical specialists in the field related to lung transplantation in Korea and abroad.



    Distinguished scholars from UCLA, including Dr. Abbas Ardehali and Dr. S. Samuel Weigt presented the research outcomes and shared their experiences on the topic. Dr. Joanna M. Schaenman and Jay A. Onga also delivered excellent presentations and dignified the meeting with their presence.


    Transplantation experts in Korea, including Dr. Sung-Gyu Lee and Dr. Duck-Jong Han of Asan Medical Center, Dr. Jong-Chan Youn, Dr. Jae-Jin Lee, Dr. Sung Gyun Kim and Dr. Sunghoon Park of Hallym University, participated in the meeting as speakers to give lectures on organ transplantation. Prominent transplant specialists such as Dr. Dong Joon Kim and Dr. Kyung-Soon Hong of Hallym University, Dr. Pyo Won Park of Sungkyunkwan University, Dr. Yon Su Kim of Seoul National University, and Dr. Hyo Chae Paik of Yonsei University also joined the event as chairpersons to moderate each session.



    The symposium was comprised of five sessions with 10 lectures. In the beginning, the first session began, which covered ‘Lung Transplantation: Global Perspective’, and ‘Patient Support: Planning, Discharge and Follow-up’.


    After a short coffee break, the second session started in which participants discussed ‘Evolving Strategy in Donor Management and Procurement’ and ‘Updates in Surgical Techniques of Lung Transplantation’.


    In the third session, speakers presented on ‘Updates in Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Rejection’, and ‘ECMO and Lung Transplantation at Hallym University Medical Center.’


    The fourth session was about post-transplant infections. Speakers presented on ‘Strategy for Prevention and Treatment of MDR Bacterial Pathogens’ and ‘Strategy for Prevention and Treatment of Fungal Infections’.


    The final session dealt with advances in lung transplantation. Topics such as ‘Advances in Pediatric Lung Transplantation’, and ‘Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion and Artificial Lung’ were presented.


    The specific programs including topics and speakers are as follows:


    ■ Session 1
    1. Lung Transplantation: Global Perspective
    (Dr. Sunghoon Park, Professor of Div. of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine)
    2. Patient Support: Planning, Discharge and Follow-up
    (Mr. Jay A. Onga, Coordinator of UCLA Lung Transplant Program, UCLA Health)


    ■ Session 2
    1. Evolving Strategy in Donor Management and Procurement
    (Dr. Yongjoon Ra, Clinical Associate Professor of Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital)
    2. Updates in Surgical Techniques of Lung Transplantation
    (Dr. Jin Gu Lee, Professor of Div. of Thoracic Surgery, Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine)


    ■ Session 3
    1. Updates in Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Rejection
    (Dr. S. Samuel Weigt, Director of UCLA Interstitial Lung Disease Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Div. of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)
    2. ECMO and Lung Transplantation at Hallym University Medical Center
    (Dr. Hyoung Soo Kim, Professor of Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Hallym University College of Medicine)


    ■ Session 4
    1. Strategy for Prevention and Treatment of MDR Bacterial Pathogens
    (Dr. Moo Suk Park, Professor of Div. of Pulmonology, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine)
    2. Strategy for Prevention and Treatment of Fungal Infections
    (Dr. Joanna M. Shaenman, Associate Professor of Medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)


    ■ Session 5
    1. Advances in Pediatric Lung Transplantation
    (Dr. Sehoon Choi, Associate Professor of Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine)
    2. Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion and Artificial Lung
    (Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dierctor of UCLA Heart, Lung, and Heart-Lung Transplant Program, Professor of Surgery and Medicine, Div. of Cardiac Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)


    By Hyun Ho Choi, Int’l Cooperation Team, HUMC (dullie1989@hallym.or.kr)

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