Living Well Before & After Transplant

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These programs are designed to offer useful information and practical tips for all heart, lung and abdominal (liver, kidney and pancreas) transplant recipients and their family members.

By attending, patients currently on the waiting list for an organ, along with their families and friends who attend, will be able to meet and network with others who understand the transplant journey.  Everyone is welcome!

Program Locations and Details


Community Conference Center - Room 3

8700 Watertown Plank Rd
Wauwatosa, WI

6:00 - 7:30 pm

There will not be a December program. Enjoy the holidays!

Thursday, January 25, 2018
10 Questions Every Transplant Recipient Should Ask the Transplant Dietitian
Speaker: Pam Kossowski, RD, Transplant Dietitian

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Finding Kindness in the Everyday and Using It to Fuel Happiness
Speaker: Jenessa S. Price, PhD Assistant Professor
Transplant Psychologist Medical College of Wisconsin

SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES for upcoming programs!  What topics would you like to learn more about at a future program?  Let us know by phone (414-897-8669) or email.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018


Monday, September 18
Financial Considerations for Transplant Patients
A discussion of important topics related to health insurance coverage and the financial review process along with ideas and resources to help transplant patients address common financial situations and concerns.

Presenters:  Brian Koderl and Veronica Drinka
UW Health Transplant Financial Counselors
UW Health Transplant Social Work Team

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Previous Programs

2017 Presentations

November 16 - Outsmarting the Scam Artist: The Psychology of Fraud

Jeannie Tucker, Senior Program Specialist, AARP Wisconsin

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)  

October 31 - Sharing Your Story to Help Children

Brenda Cortez, Living Donor

Watch the PresentationPowerPoint Presentation(PDF)

September 28 - Sharing Your Story with Your Faith‐Based Community - National Donor Sabbath

MaryKay Diderrich, RN, BSN, MBA, Living Donor and

Pam Kassner, Super Pear Strategies, LLC

Watch the presentationPowerPoint Presentation(PDF)

September 18 - Financial Considerations for Transplant Patients

Brian Koderl and Veronica Drinka

UW Health Transplant Financial Counselors

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

January 26 - 10 Questions I Wish Patients Would Ask After Their Transplant

Ehab R. Saad, MD, FACP, FASN

Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin September 28 - Sharing Your Story with Your Faith‐Based Community - National Donor Sabbath

March 23 - Staying Strong: Exercise for Bone and Joint Health After Transplant

Allison Sigrist, DPT, Physical Therapist

Froedtert Rehabilitation Services, Fitness Center

Watch the PresentationPowerPoint Presentation(PDF)

April 26 - Memorial Day Food Memories

Judy Mayer

Recipes (PDF)

May 25 - Summertime Appetite - Festivals, Farmer's Market and Your Waistline

Tatiana Castellino, MS, RD, CD

ProHealth Care Dietitian

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

2016 Presentations

June 16 - Foot Care and Your Transplant
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

October 27 - Medication: Branded vs. Generic
Watch the Webinar PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

2015 Presentations

February 26 - Sleep
Rose Franco, MD
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
Additional Handouts:
Sleep Apnea
Restless Leg Syndrome

March 10 - Travel After Transplant
Elaine Rosenblatt, NP
UW Health Travel Medicine Clinic
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

May 28 - Mediterranean Diet: What’s So Good About It?
Recipes (PDF)

August 4 - Diabetes After Transplant
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)