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REGISTRATION

Please register using the links below. 

You can sign up for any combination of pre-conference, one, two, or three days or the entire conference.  There is also an option to combine your registration with an STSW membership. 

2021 Conference Program

Full Program is also available for download

During registration, you will NOT be asked to select specific sessions to attend.  You may attend any sessions on the day(s) you are registered for 

Please make note that we have unfortunately had to cancel two planned presentations.  At least two options continue to be available for all breakout sessions of the conference.

Please also note that our two presentations during the pre-conference will be combined with information from both presentation groups being shared before and after the afternoon break.



STSW MEMBER 
Registration

Registration for current, active members of STSW.



NON-STSW MEMBER
Registration

Registration for non-members of STSW.



COMBINATION STSW MEMBERSHIP
& CONFERENCE Registration 
 

Combine conference registration with STSW membership to get the

member rate. (savings of up to $100)


STUDENT Registration

Registration for current students.


Please email conference@stsw.org with any questions!



ACCESSING THE CONFERENCE

Our 2021 STSW Virtual Conference will place at:

http://stsw2021.secure-platform.com

Log-in Information:

You will use the same log-in information that you use to log into the STSW website. For non-members, your log-in information was emailed to you after conference registration.

Please log-in prior to the start of the conference to ensure that you are able to access the site!

CONFERENCE ATTENDEE GUIDE


IMPORTANT - Please view our Conference Attendee Guide for information on navigating the site, joining conference sessions and using our networking and chat feature.

Running into problems viewing the site?

Some organizations have strict security measures in place that may make it difficult to access the conference website or the STSW website on a work computer.  Security measures may also impact work email.  You may want to access the websites using a personal computer and change your email associated with the conference/STSW to a personal email.  It is also recommended to view the conference using the Google Chrome browser.  Please let us know if you are running into any problems by emailing conference@stsw.org

NETWORKING EVENT WITH

DISTINGUISHED SPONSOR

CHILDREN'S ORGAN TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATON

Please join us on Tuesday, October 19th from 6:00pm-7:00pm for a networking event with our Distinguished Sponsor: Children’s Organ Transplant Association.  To join the session, go to the session page under Live Sessions on the conference website.

All who attend will be automatically entered to win a gift card!


NETWORKING EVENT WITH GOLD SPONSORS

NATINOAL LIVING DONOR ASSISTNACE CENTER & CareDx

 


Please join us on Wednesday, October 20th from 6:00pm-7:00pm for a networking event with our Gold Sponsors:

CareDx: Dr. Jay Graham to discuss Transplant Hero, his alarm app designed specifically for transplant patients.  All attendees to this session will have a chance to win a STSW membership.

National Living Donor Assistance Center: information will be shared on how to remove financial barriers to living donation.  Special guest, Living Donor Social Worker Emily Walz, will give first hand experience in assisting donors through NLDAC. All attendees to this session will have a chance to win an Amazon gift card and NLDAC goodies!

Feel free to stop by both rooms during the session. 

To join the sessions, go to the session page under Live Sessions on the conference website.


POSTER SESSION

All conference attendees are welcome to join our poster sessions on Monday, October 18th 2021 at 5:15pm EST. You do not need to be signed up to attend the pre-conference to be able to participate in the poster sessions.

All posters will have an individual zoom room you can visit to hear about the poster, ask questions and engage in discussion. Feel free to stop by any/all rooms during the session.

All attendees that participate in the poster session will be automatically entered to win a gift card or gift basket.


CONFERENCE FORMS

Evaluation Forms - All conference attendees will be required to complete evaluation forms for each day of the conference that they attend.

CEU Attestation Form - On the last day they attend the conference, conference attendees will be required to a complete an attestation of CEU attendance.

CEU Certificate - After the CEU attestation form is completed, a copy of the form and a CEU certificate will be emailed.

More information on all forms and links to the forms are available on the conference website by clicking “Forms” on the main menu.



CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:


Monday, October 18, 2021

Pre-Conference

2:00pm EST - 6:00pm EST


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Day #1

12:00pm EST - 6:00pm EST


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Day #2

12:00pm EST - 6:00pm EST


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Day #3

12:00pm EST - 6:00pm EST

2021 Conference Program

Monday, October 18, 2021 

Pre-Conference


1:45-2:00pm 

Welcome/Announcements

2:00-3:30pm

Transplant Social Work Response to the Cures Act: Clinical and Ethical Implications **

Speakers: Jodi Mincemoyer, LCSW, Transplant Social Work Team Lead, Katherine Driskell, LICSW, Social Work Supervisor, Nicole Shuren, LMSW Program Manager Pediatric Adolescent 

3:30-3:45pm

Break

3:45-5:15pm

Opening Notes to Transplant Patients under the Cures Act: Applying Lessons Learned **

Speaker: Steve O’Neill, LICSW, BCS, JD

5:15-6:00pm

Poster Session

You do not need to be signed up for the pre-conference to attend the poster session.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Day #1

12:00-12:15pm

Welcome/Announcements

12:15-1:15pm

Keynote- Framing for Change: Using Communications to Advance Your Ideas

Speaker: Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor, PhD

1:15-1:25pm

Break

1:25-2:25pm 

UNOS Update and Increasing Opportunities for Social Workers in Policy Development

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Cooper

2:25-2:30pm

Break

2:30-3:30pm

Transplant Social Work in the Age of Fake News: Responding to Disinformation Affecting the Health of Our Patients **

Speaker: Natasha R. Deal, LCSW, CCSW-MCS

3:30-3:45pm

Break

3:45-4:45pm 

Breakout Sessions:

  • Workshop for the New Transplant Social Worker: Helpful Tools and Techniques / Speaker: Kay Kendall, MSW, LISW-S, CCTSW-MCS

  • We’re in this Together: Ways to Cultivate a Collaborative Relationship Between OPOs and Transplant Social Workers / Speakers: Ashlei Lind, LICSW and Rebecca Simon, LMSW

4:45-5:00pm

Break

5:00-6:00pm 

Breakout Sessions:

  • Pediatric Transplant Social Work 101 (and 102 and beyond!) / Speaker: Molly Dugan, LCSW, CCTSW-MCS

  • Does the Psychosocial Evaluation for LVAD Exacerbate Structural Inequalities? Results from a Survey of Mechanical Circulatory Support Social Workers** / Speaker: Chris Knoepke, PhD, MSW, LCSW and Prateeti Khazanie, MD, MPH

  • When is Enough, Enough? A Case Study in the Ethical Considerations of Balancing Psychosocial Intervention and Patient Autonomy in Transplantation** / Speaker: Megan Homsy, LISW-S, CCTSW and Holly Brant, LICSW-SUPV

6:00-7:00pm

Distinguished Exhibitor Information and Networking Session - Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA)


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Day #2

12:00-12:15pm

Welcome/Announcements / Annual Business Meeting

12:15-1:15pm

The Impact of Non-Death Losses Related to COVID-19 in Transplant Recipients and Donor Families

Speaker: Talia Giordano, LCSW and Emily Jauregui, LPC, CT

1:15-2:15pm

Racial Disparities in Healthcare and Implicit Bias**

Speaker: Jenifer Riggins, LMSW, MPA

2:15-2:30pm

Remarks from Distinguished Exhibitor: Children's Organ Transplant Association

2:30-2:40pm

Break

2:40-3:40pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • Mechanical Circulatory Support “MCS” Social Work: What You Need to Know to Get Started / Speaker: Kristin Malaer, LCSW, CCTSW-MCS

  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation: An Overview **  Speaker: Dr. Andrew Barbas

3:40-3:50pm

Break

3:50-4:50pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • They Sure Do Grow Up Fast: Start a Transition Program in Five Essential Steps / Speakers: Taryn Shappell, LCSW

  • Post Traumatic Selection Disorder: A Tale of Two Social Workers / Speaker: Karen Weingart, LICSW, CCTSW-MCS

4:50-5:00pm

Break

5:00-6:00pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • LVAD and Autism: A Case Study / Speaker: Molly Dugan, LCSW, CCTSW-MCS

  • Liver Transplant Workup: Wilson’s Disease or Undiagnosed Schizophrenia** / Speaker: Jennifer Johannesson, LSW and Julia Stiffman, MSW, LSW

  • We Put Him in Foster Care. Now What?** / Speaker: Sarah Kinnier, LCSW and Denise Alloway, LCSW

6:00-7:00pm

Gold Exhibitor Information & Networking Session - CareDx

Gold Exhibitor Information & Networking Session - National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Day #3

12:00-12:15pm

Welcome/Announcements

12:15-1:15pm

Transplantation in Undocumented Children**

Speaker: Sarah Kinnier, LCSW and Taryn Shappell, LCSW

1:15-1:25pm

Break

1:25-2:25pm

Stress and Psychological Distress in Transplant Candidates, Recipients and Caregivers: Impacts on Outcomes

Speakers: Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC, Professor, Terra Rose Psy.D, LP, LCMHC-QS, Assistant Professor, Connor Copeland Tripp, MA, MS, Behavioral Health Intern

2:25-2:35pm

Break

2:35-3:35pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • Using Clinical Practices of Narrative Medicine to Gain Psychosocial Insight into Needs of Adolescent Transplant Patients and Help Them Transition to Adult Care / Speaker: Susan Sample, PhD, MFA

  • Heart Transplant in HIV Positive Recipients / Speaker: Nirav Raval

3:35-3:45pm

Break

3:45-4:45pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • Does Peer to Peer Support in a LVAD Community Increase QOL and Decrease Hospital Utilization? / Speaker: Jacqueline Brennan, LCSW, CCSW-MCS

  • Living Donor Psychosocial Questionnaire Tool / Speaker: Darshit Bakhai, LMSW and Elizabeth Hooley, MSSA, LISW-S, CCTSW

  • Impact of Physical, Nutritional and Mental Health Frailty on Outcomes After Lung Transplantation / Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Gries

4:45-4:50pm

Break

4:50-5:50pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • Transplant Candidacy in Experimental Medicine** / Speaker: Samantha Floyd, MSW, LMSW

  • Transplant Recipients Vulnerability to Developing Body Image Concerns and Eating Disorders Post-Transplant Surgery / Speaker: Mary Rzeszut, MSW, LCSW

5:50-6:00pm

Closing/Announcements


** Indicates Ethics CEU


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