How has COVID-19 reshaped the practice of lung transplantation? Lung transplant program director Errol Bush discusses what we’ve learned in the era of COVID at part of presentation he did at the 2022 STS annual meeting.
Yeah. Hi, I'm Merrill Bush and I'm the surgical director of lung transplantation at johns Hopkins University. I'll be moderating a session that includes a focus on COVID-19-related effects on lung transplantation and ECMO. We'll share with you a series of abstracts that utilize the national Eunice database To uncover how long transplantation has been shaped by the facts of COVID-19. In addition, we have several abstracts on ECMO and also how COVID-19 has changed our practice. And even if it makes more sense to initiate ECMO early rather than late as a salvage therapy. And a portion that I'm looking most forward to is a personal story presentation by dr jules lin who was unfortunate enough to experience Covid firsthand, but he contracted Covid while he was trying to do what many of us do every day trying to save the life of a patient through transplantation. We look forward to dr Lin, sharing his story and how his story has actually shaped the way that we practiced lung transplantation today in the era of COVID-19. Thank you