June 17, 1999
More than 300 transplant patients and their families from across the country are expected to attend a day-long educational seminar sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center on Saturday, June 19.
The program, "Transplant: Bridges to a New Life," will address issues affecting the everyday lives of transplant recipients, candidates and their family members. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marriot's Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Rd.
Speakers from Johns Hopkins, the United Network for Organ Sharing, and the Transplant Resource Center of Maryland will address financial and psychosocial issues surrounding organ transplant.
The topics include:
- Parental guidelines for children with transplants -- by Juan F. Velosa, M.D., Hopkins' Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
- Sexuality and transplant -- by Peter Fagan, Ph.D., Hopkins' Department of Psychiatry.
- How to care for someone who is chronically ill -- by Linda Darrell, a social worker at Hopkins.
- Nutrition and cosmetic tips for looking and feeling your best -- by Dennis Myers, a clinical dietician specialist at Hopkins, and Lee Ann Spindler and Bonnie Welton-Hoffman of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
For more information about the conference, please call the transplant center at 410-614-3791. To interview any of the speakers, please call me at 410-955-1534.