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Special Events Workshop Programs
  • Transplant Games Workshop Programs

Below are the workshops for the 2018 Transplant Games in Salt Lake City. 
*Note: You must complete your competitor or non-competitor registration to sign up for the workshops.

Saturday, August 4, 2018
  - 9:00am to 11:00 am 
Making a Quilt Square Using a Computer Session 1
  - 1:15pm to 2:00pm   
     One Transplant for Life   Convention Center – Stage - Dr.  Ron Gill
  - 3:00pm to 3:45pm   
     One Transplant for Life - AST's Power2Save Exhibit Booth - Dr. Ron Gill
  - 4:00pm to 4:45pm   
     Preserving your Sanity - AST's Power2Save Exhibit Booth - Dr. Michelle Jesse

Sunday, August 5, 2018
9:00am to 9:45am  
     Financial Concerns - AST's Power2Save Exhibit Booth - Dr. Lisa Potter
  - 9:00am to 10:30am
     Writing Through Grief
  - 9:00am to 11:00 am 
Making a Quilt Square Using a Computer Session 2
  - 10:00am to 10:45am  
     Healthy Transplant Living - AST's Power2Save Exhibit Booth - Drs. Emily Blumberg and Sharon Bartosh
  - 11:00am to 11:45am 
     Fight for Your Right - AST's Power2Save Exhibit Booth - Bill Applegate and Clare Chmiel
  - 11:30am to 1:00pm
     Life Style Changes for Healthy Living & Eating
  - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Surviving The Loss Of A Child from a Mom’s Perspective
  - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Finding My Purpose
  - 1:00pm to 1:45pm 
     Financial Concerns - Convention Center – Stage - Dr. Lisa Potter 
  - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
     Coffee in the Afternoon
  - 2:00pm to 2:45pm   
     Healthy Transplant Living - Convention Center – Stage - Drs. Emily Blumberg and Sharon Bartosh
  - 3:00pm to 3:45pm   
     Preserving your Sanity - Convention Center – Stage - Dr. Michelle Jesse 
  - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
     Social Security Disability Benefits for Transplant Patients
  - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
     Veterans Transplantation Association Peer Support Specialist Workshop

Monday, August 6, 2018
  - 10:00am to 11:00am
From Dialysis to Down Dog
  - 10:00am to 11:00am
     Telling Your Story with Lifesaving Results
  - 10:00am to 11:30am
     Resilience-More Than Strength in the Face of Challenges in Our Lives
  - 11:30am to 1:00pm
     A Lunch Without Lights
  - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
     Survivors Guilt in Transplant Recipients
  - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
     Family Support: Connecting Donor Families & Recipients
  - 2:00pm to 3:00 pm
     Closing the "Gap" with Everyday Organ Donors
  - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
     How to Maintain Your Sense of Self When Your World is Shifting
  - 6:30pm to 7:15pm  
     Fight for your Right - Convention Center – Stage - Bill Applegate and Clare Chmiel 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  - 10:00am to 11:30am 
2020 Donate Life Transplant Games Preview
  - 10:00am to 11:00am
Light The Fire Within
  - 11:00am to 12:00pm
     Motivation and Inspiration

Guidelines for the Workshop/Seminar Program are listed below:

An important part of the Transplant Games, this programming is meant to help attract a broader audience for the games, and to create additional activities for donors, recipients, donor families, and donation and transplant professionals. 
We are seeking individuals and organizations who are interested in conducting a session or multiple sessions on topics that are of interest to our audience of diverse attendees.  

As a guide, please note the list below of potential attendees:
Waiting Recipients
Recipient Families  
Donor Community
Living Donors
Donor Families  

Medical/Professional Community
Nurses/Social Workers
Transplant Coordinators
OPO staff/Volunteers
DLA State Teams
If you are interested in conducting a workshop or seminar, your topic should fall under one or more of the following categories:
Grief, Coping, & Healing 
Motivation and Inspiration
Education and Information
Some suggested topics include:
Coping with Loss/Stages of Grief  
Compassion Fatigue 
Dealing with grief and change 
Grief and Bereavement
Stages of Grief
Coping with Death
Program for Grieving Children
Coping with the loss of a Spouse, Child, or Sibling
Turning Dreams into Reality 
Thriving in the Midst of Adversity 
Leaving a Legacy
Finding/Being a Transplant Hero
Advances and Future of Transplantation
Building an Effective Transplant Games Team
Using Media Effectively to Deliver the Message of Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation
Sharing your Story to Promote Donation
Food is thy Medicine 
Cooking for Good Health 
Health and Fitness 
Life after Transplant
Waiting for a Transplant
Family Planning (National Transplant Pregnancy Registry)
Seeing is believing-The Miracle of Corneal Transplantation
The World of Living Donors

Creating a Donor Quilt Program
Quilt Pinning 101
Arts & Crafts for Children