Faculty Development

Special Session - Chagas Disease and Transplant: Closing the Gaps

Thursday, November 4, 2021

12:00 PM To 5:00 PM VIA Zoom

Event Description

While heart transplantation can be a lifesaving procedure for patients with severe cardiomyopathy due to Chagas disease, recipients are at risk for reactivation of T. cruzi infection. Rates of reactivation have ranged from 20% to 90% and, if undetected, reactivation disease can have severe or fatal consequences. During this half-day symposium, we will address Chagas disease, reactivation, immunopathogenesis of the disease, testing, and treatment. We will identify gaps and questions that could be answered through the collaboration of different transplant centers.

After taking this workshop, participants will:

•Discuss Chagas Disease.

•Discuss reactivation and treatment of Chagas Disease in Transplantation patients.

•Discuss literature on reactivation and what is known.

Target Audience


Faculty Development Track

Medical Education


Caryn Bern, M.D., MPH
Shirish Huprikar, M.D.

Sue Montgomery, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Ricardo M. La Hoz, M.D.

Diana Martin, Ph.D.
Sarah Taimur, M.D.

Monica Fung, M.D., M.P.H.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

In support of improving patient care, Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This is a past event, and is not open for registration.