Please join the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) as we bring together transplant physicians and healthcare experts to inform organ transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, and their families of new information in the field and for an opportunity to network with others in the transplant community. To register for the Atlanta TNT conference, please fill out the TNT Registration Form below the session topics. The conference is free for you and a guest and includes lunch.
Atlanta TNT Conference Session Topics
Transplant Journey: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers Kandi Felmet, PhD, Transplant Psychologist, Emory Healthcare
Living Your Best Life Bobby Howard, Director, Multicultural Donation, LifeLink of Georgia
Fresh Food for Life Chef Kevin Gillespie- Owner, GunShow & Revival, Top Chef Contestant
Transplant Story – “Faces of Hope” Joseph Isaksen, Living Liver Recipient
Heart Transplant Session David Markham, MD, Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital
Liver Transplant Session Marwan Kazimi, MD, Piedmont Transplant Institute
Kidney Transplant Session Christina Klein, MD, PhD, Piedmont Transplant Institute
Lung Transplant Session David Neujahr, MD, Emory Transplant Center
Career Expo Vivian Tomlinson, GTF JumpStart Program
Chair Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Sonya Phillips, RYT-200, Yoga Alliance
Financial Planning for Transplant: Be Your Own Advocate Sharlynda Lewis, A.S., CPAR, Augusta University Medical Center
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE ATLANTA TRENDS IN TRANSPLANT (TNT) CONFERNCE BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
The Fundraising Workshop is hosted by the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) to help organ candidates and recipients create and organize a successful fundraising campaign and covers the important issues in developing a plan for how to live well with a transplanted organ. The class teaches grass roots fundraising, organizing a fundraising committee and creating ideas for fundraising events, as well as planning for post-transplant prescription medications, health insurance premiums, and other needs.
The Fundraising Workshop is free to attend. It is taught monthly in Atlanta, at the GTF Office, and at each Trends In Transplant (TNT) conference around the state.
To register or for more information about the Fundraising Workshop, please e-mail TFP@gatransplant.org or call (770) 457-3796 or toll-free at (866) 428-9411.
On Friday, April 26- Sunday, April 28, the Georgia Transplant Foundation will be offering a Marriage Enrichment Weekend retreat, “A Step Together.” The conference is open to organ transplant recipients and their spouses/significant others, and the parents of pediatric transplant recipients.
The retreat is designed for those who value their relationship and want it to be strong and enduring while dealing with the ongoing stress related to transplantation. The facilitator for the weekend will be Jackson P. Rainier, PhD, a psychologist nationally renowned for his work with couples confronting the challenges of chronic illness. In addition, there will be a session called “Caring for the Caregiver” to help parents cope with caring for a chronically ill child.
A goal of the “A Step Together” weekend is that couples will share experiences, develop skills and increase their understanding and commitment to each other. The weekend is planned to include both private “couples” time as well as shared group discussion.
• MUST be a transplant recipient, the spouse/significant other of a transplant recipient, or have a child who is a transplant recipient
• Commit to attend the entire weekend beginning Friday evening at 6:00 pm
• Plan travel to arrive on time
• The retreat is not open to those who have attended before
The cost is $40 per couple for the entire weekend, which includes the conference, your room, and your meals for the entire weekend. Parents of pediatric transplant recipients are eligible to receive a stipend to help cover the costs of travel and childcare arrangements.
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Please complete the form below to register and pay to attend the 2019 Marriage Enrichment Weekend.