The FACES Foundation is pleased to continue
PULMONARY ILLNESS: Trends & Treatment Series

Updates on Lung Transplantation

presented by
Dr. Asghar Khaghani,
Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation
& MCS at Spectrum Health Hospital

One RT Contact Hour Provided

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

6:00 p.m. - Light Refreshments
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Presentation

Grand Rapids Community College
(Downtown Grand Rapids Campus)
Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center
151 Fountain Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Target Audience: Nurses and respiratory therapists

Purpose: This presentation will review and update the role of lung transplantation in
the management of end-stage lung disease.

Objectives: Identify indications for transplantation; review procedures for
assessment of potential lung transplant recipients and waiting list management;
learn new methods to preserve and improve donor lungs; review surgical
techniques; identify early post-op complications; review post-operative care and
immuosuppression; and understand long term outcomes in terms of results,
possible late complications and re-transplantation.

Dr. Khaghani was born in Tabriz, Iran. He did his medical school training at Istanbul
University in Turkey. He then moved to England and completed a fellowship in
cardiothoracic surgery. He performed more than 1,200 heart transplants over the
ensuing years while practicing at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in
London. He relocated to Grand Rapids in 2010 to begin the heart and lung
transplant program at Spectrum Health Hospital. Dr. Khaghani is an international
expert in mechanical circulatory assist devices and one of the most experienced
ventricular assist device (VAD) surgeons in the world.  Dr. Khaghani has published
more than 130 papers and book chapters. He has given more than 200
presentations and lectures around the world.

There is no cost to attend, RESERVATIONS ARE SUGGESTED.
Questions? Call (248) 563-2642 or

* Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care
(AARC) for one continuing education contact hour for respiratory therapists.

PULMONARY ILLNESS: Trends & Treatment Series
Dr. Asghar Khaghani
The FACES Foundation is a
501(c)(3) organization.
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