This unique educational series is designed for people with liver and kidney disease. Open to the community, it features a monthly guest speaker and a variety of health topics.
The lecture is followed by individual support groups for liver and kidney disease patients and their families. The goal is to help participants better manage their health, cope with the stresses associated with the transplant process and provide updates on treatment advances.
- Guest speaker: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Support groups: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
May 6, 2015
Speaker: Seaver Soon, MD
Skin health and immunosuppression
Ever try to get an appointment with dermatology? Business is booming. We all need to take better precautions to avoid sun damage to educate ourselves regarding skin care. This is particularly important for transplant patients who take immunosuppressive medications. Dr. Seaver Soon practices in the Scripps Clinic Mohs/Dermatologic Surgery Division.
June 3, 2015
Speaker: Catherine Frenette, MD
Taking care of yourself after transplant
Dr. Catherine Frenette will update you on what’s happening with liver disease management. She’ll review the latest trends, share what’s important treatment-wise for those with chronic liver disease or post-transplant concerns, and answer questions in her uniquely warm and caring style. As well as being Scripps medical director of liver transplantation, Dr. Frenette is one of our most popular physicians. As soon as you hear and meet her, you’ll know why.
July 1, 2015
Speaker: Ken Serio, MD
Taking the mystery out of what happens in the ICU
The intensive care unit (ICU) in any hospital is often an intense and emotionally overwhelming place where life and death decisions routinely happen. Scripps intensivist, Dr. Ken Serio, is a doctor who specializes in caring for patients in the ICU — patients so critically ill that doctors have to make bold decisions about their care. Join us for a personal tour of the ICU with Dr. Serio as he takes you behind the scenes to reveal what really goes on.
August 5, 2015
Speaker: Heather Patton, MD
Sleepless in San Diego? Maybe you have a sleep disorder
In San Diego there are a handful of hepatologists-gastroenterologists specializing in the treatment of liver diseases. Dr. Heather Patton, from Kaiser and board-certified in transplant hepatology, is one. Dr. Patton will discuss her approach to the diagnosis and management of liver disease. Many of you may already feel she’s your kind of doctor by her statement about patient and caregiver education.
September 2, 2015
Speaker: Randy Schaffer, MD
The transplant surgeon who listens to his patients
Dr. Randy Schaffer is known and respected for his skills as a transplant surgeon. But his patients value him just as much for his commitment to listening to them and answering the many questions that come with a transplant evaluation. Dr. Schaffer has been one of our transplant surgeons since 2003. He also heads the living donor part of our program and chairs the Ethics Committee for Scripps Green Hospital. In his presentation, he will address liver allocation, discuss the proposed changes for transplant and answer questions.
- Scripps Green Hospital
- 10666 North Torrey Pines Rd.
- San Diego, CA 92037 US 32.8969 -117.242
|Wednesday, July 1st, 2015||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Free|
|Wednesday, August 5th, 2015||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM|
|Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM|