MEET 2023

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Save the dates and join us to hear the latest developments in transplant innovation

Join us for the second annual
Management Expert Exchange in Transplant 
conference by CareDx

MEET 2023


Feat​uring Keynote Speaker David Mulligan, MD, FACS, FAST, FAASLD,
"​The First Million Transplant Patients—How Did We Get There and Where Do We Go from Here?"

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The 2023 MEET conference will be in Dallas, Texas from August 27-29, 2023. ​The conference is designed to be a peer exchange of practical advice and innovative solutions on transplant topics including patient management, center finances, operations and quality improvement. Register now to save your space and book your hotel room any time before August 4th to secure our block rate. 

Keynote Speaker

The first million.... How did we get there and where do we go from here

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David Mulligan, MD, FACS, FAST, FAASLD

Former UNOS President Professor of Surgery (Transplant);
Division Chair, Transplantation Surgery and Immunology, Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

August 27-29, 2023

Engage with an impressive lineup of speakers and panelists covering relevant and innovative topics, including:

The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas, TX

Hearing from Those We Serve: Strategies to involve patients and caregivers to create meaningful change in your practice

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Creating a Village: Including your referring providers, dialysis units and others within your hospital (such as hospital quality) to improve patient outcomes

Resourcing for Success: Building a business and strategic plan that will get your C-suite to YES

Continuous Innovation: Exciting new developments in transplantation ...And much, much more!


Sunday, August 27th

Time Session Location
3:00 - 6:00 Check-In Foyer
6:00  Welcome Reception Willow Pavilion

Monday, August 28​th

Time Length Session Presenter(s) Location
7:00 - 8:00 60 min Breakfast Bluebonnet Ballroom A
8:00 - 8:15 15 min CareDx Executive Welcome Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
8:00-4:30 Conference Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
8:15 - 9:15 60 min Reflecting On Reaching the First Million Transplant Patients  
• How did we get here? Where do we go from here?
David Mulligan, MD Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
9:15 - 10:00 45 min Machine Perfusion to Grow Your Program David Lee, MD Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
10:00 - 10:15 15 min Break
10:15 - 11:00 45 min The “F” Word of Healthcare – Finances 
• How to navigate the complicated finances of transplant
David Axelrod, MD Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
11:00 - 12:00 60 min Using Data to Identify Your Center's Strengths and Opportunities 
• ​How to find and decipher the data that can help drive decision making and improvements in your program
Stefanie Walker – Review of Successful Events 
Ralph Greenwell – Organ Offer Acceptance 
Wes Matthews/Tyler Staggs – Metrics Success 
Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
11:30 - 12:45 45 min How to Ask for the Resources you Need 
• Identifying revenue sources and developing a strong message
Phyllis Weech Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
12:45 - 2:00 75 min Lunch & Networking Bluebonnet Ballroom A
2:00 - 3:00 60 min Digital Solutions to Help with Finances, Resources, and Data Needs Speaker Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
3:00 - 3:45 45 min How to Move from “Them” to “Us”
• Developing relationships with your executives
Celeste Braly Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
3:45 - 4:30 45 min Transplant—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly –In It for the Long Haul 
• How do you balance between excitement and burnout?
Yolanda Becker, MD Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
6:30-9:00 Reception at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science Perot Museum of Nature & Science
[ 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201 ]
Levels 2 - 4

Tuesday, August 29​th

Time Length Session Presenter(s) Location
7:00 - 8:00 60 min Breakfast Bluebonnet Ballroom A
8:00 - 8:15 15 min Opening Remarks – Review of the Day Speaker Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
8:15 - 9:00 45 min Creating the Village 
• How to establish the team culture you need for success
Melissa Roberts Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
9:00 - 10:30 90 min Hearing the Voice of Those We Serve 
• How to involve patients, referring providers, dialysis units, etc in improving your practice
Tim Way – Fresenius Dialysis 
Alexandra Flaxman – Kidney Transplant Patient 
Ralph Greenwell – LD  
Melanie Mayhaw – Referring MD
Anna Mello - Referring MD
Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
10:30 - 10:45 15 min Break
10:45 - 11:30 45 min Digital Solutions to Create the Village Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
11:45 - 12:30 45 min Organs Are Needed! 
• Working with OPOs and ICUs to expand the donor pool
Kevin Cmunt Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
12:30 - 1:30 60 min Lunch Bluebonnet Ballroom A
1:30 - 2:30 60 min Where Do We Go from Here? Getting to the Next Million
• Changes, challenges, and what is on the horizon...
Specialist Direct 
Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
2:30 - 3:15 45 min How to Maintain Your Momentum 
• What will you do tomorrow because of today
Koren Axelrod Bluebonnet Ballroom BC
3:15 - 3:30 15 min Closing Remarks David Hummell Bluebonnet Ballroom BC

Event Info

The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas, TX
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Sunday, August 27, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST (Welcome Reception)
Monday, August 28, 2023, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST (Sessions)
Tuesday, August 29,2023, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CST (Sessions)

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Registration is Free: Admission to this workshop is complimentary but we highly recommend that you register ASAP as space is limited. Participants are responsible for covering their own transportation and accommodations. Hotel room block rates and availability are limited.