Donation and Transplantation Symposium

In 2016, we gathered donation and transplantation professionals from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington, for a day of learning about the challenges and opportunities of donation in the patient care setting featuring national experts in the field. Below you will find slides from each of the meeting’s presenters. Please feel free to reference these presentations for educational purposes.

Laura van Delipskyphotornoot Lipsky, MSW

Founder & Director, Trauma Stewardship Institute

Seattle, Washington




s6Suzanne Falter

Donor mom, motivational speaker, writer

Oakland, California

Watch Suzanne’s  presentation: How Donating My Daughter's Organs Saved My Life



chatburn_andrea-1Dr. Andrea Chatburn, DO, MA

Palliative Care Physician & Medical Director for Bioethics, Providence Health and Services

Spokane, Washington

Andrea’s  presentation: Improving the Donor Family’s Experience in Organ Donation



rosemary-timmermanRosemary Timmerman, DNP, RN, CCNS, CNNS-CSC-CMC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Providence Alaska Medical Center

Anchorage, Alaska 

Rosemary’s  presentation: Brain Death Policies: Determining Death by Neurological Criteria



wade-liuWade Liu, BS, SCAMPI, PMP

Vice President & Product Development, Transplant Connect

Santa Monica, California 

Wade’s  presentation: A Look to the Future: Technological Solutions for Efficiency and Compliance


ari-cohenDr. Ari Cohen, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Head of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgeon, Surgical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program, Ochsner Health System

Santa Monica, California

Ari’s  presentation: The Trampoline Effect: Pictures of Life and Death-Part 1 Part 2


weiss-andrew-1Dr. Andrew Weiss, MD

Transplant Medical Director & Nephrologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Seattle, Washington




jorge-reyesDr. Jorge D. Reyes, MD, FACS, FAAP

Professor of Surgery & Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, Washington




Andrew and Jorge’s presentation: Increasing Organ Utilization Through Quality Assurance and Process Improvement (QAPI) & Relational Coordination

sanchez_pabloDr. Pablo Sanchez, MD

Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, Washington




jason-smithDr. Jason Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, Washington




Pablo and Jason’s presentation: Innovations in Organ Perfusion-Part 1 Part 2