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Public Health Grand Rounds | CDC

Public Health Grand Rounds | CDC

CDC Grand Rounds Presents “Unusual Transplant-associated Infections: Just How Unusual?”, on Tuesday, November 18, at 1 p.m. (EST).

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We are pleased to present the November session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Unusual Transplant-associated Infections: Just How Unusual?” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, November 18, at 1 p.m. (EST) at
In 2013, 28,955 organ transplants were performed in this country. Of these, 22,967 were conducted using organs procured from deceased donors. As impressive as this number may seem, the demand is even greater, with over 123,000 people currently awaiting an organ transplant. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, or OPTN, attempts to increase the number of, and access to, transplants while working to reduce the risk of transmission of disease from organ donors to recipients. While some organ transplantations are life-saving procedures, serious illness and death can occur from undetected infections in donor organs and tissues.

Complete and accurate information can be difficult to obtain at the time of organ donation. Over the past decade, new efforts in surveillance, detection, and screening of health risks have been employed to make transplants safer and to ensure that recipients have the best outcomes possible.

Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as we present some of the common themes that have emerged in unusual transplant-transmitted infections. Specifically, we will hear about the work that CDC and partners in the organ transplantation community are actively doing to further reduce the risk of unusual transplant-associated infections.

Future Grand Rounds topics include “Climate Change and Health: From Science to Practice,” “Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention,” and “Global Polio Eradication.”
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Presented By: 

Robert Walsh
Director, Division of Transplantation 
Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
“Supply and Demand for Organ Transplantation in the United States”

Daniel Kaul, MD
Director, Transplant Infectious Disease Services, University of Michigan
Chair, Disease Transmission Advisory Committee, United Network for Organ Sharing
“Current Screening of Organ Donors for Donor-derived Infections”

Sherif R. Zaki, MD, PhD
Chief, Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“The Role of Public Health and Pathology in Detecting Emerging Transplant-associated Infections”

Sridhar V. Basavaraju, MD
Commander, U. S. Public Health Service
Medical Officer, Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“Preventing Unusual Transplant-associated Infections

Facilitated By: 
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport).

Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) who wish to attend these sessions in person should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.

For CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:  
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events.  Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event.  Please e-mail the request to

Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education. 
ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).

Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016.  The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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