Current Ongoing Initiatives

  • Influenza update :-

    Updates on epidemiology, vaccine recommendations, and available therapies in preparation for the upcoming influenza season

  • Management of the solid organ transplantation recipient with diarrhea :-

    Multidisciplinary team (transplant nephrologist, gastroenterologist, and infectious disease physicians) reviewing the available data and providing a consensus algorithm for the management of these patients. Manuscript is being finalized

  • Survey of current practices regarding live virus vaccination after solid organ transplantation :-

    Given the emerging data of safety and immunogenicity of live viral vaccination in certain renal and liver recipients, a survey has been created and distributed evaluating current practices and possible barriers to vaccination

  • Infection prevention strategies in transplant candidates and recipients with asplenia :-

    Case-based scenarios reviewing the evidence behind prophylaxis recommendations are being created

  • Contemporary approaches to toxoplasmosis prevention :-

    Survey instrument to capture current, international practices regarding the prevention of toxoplasmosis after pediatric SOT is underway

  • Antimicrobial prophylaxis in liver transplant recipients :-

    Working on creation of a case-based survey tool to summarize the current state of clinical care regarding antibiotic and antifungal prophylaxis strategies among pediatric liver transplant recipients

  • Review of emerging therapies for multi-drug resistant bacterial infections

Recently Completed Initiatives

  • Approach to the transplant candidate with active infection :-

    Expert opinion providing a framework for decisions regarding acceptance or delaying solid organ transplantation in candidates with active infections:

  • CMV guidelines and pediatric case-based commentary :-

    ID CARE members who participated in the 3rd CMV consensus conference and guidelines formulated a case-based manuscript highlighting key points and changes, with an emphasis on pediatric-specific topics:

  • Pneumocystis prophylaxis strategies across centers :-

    A survey-based assessment tool was created for evaluation of current Pneumocystis jirovecii prophylaxis strategies in various centers, with data submitted for consideration of publication in Pediatric Transplantation

  • Live virus vaccination after solid organ transplantation :-

    ID CARE members who participated in a 2-day consortium of vaccine experts provide a review of the growing evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of live-attenuated viral vaccines in selected patients after solid organ transplantation and expert recommendations:

  • Emerging mosquito-borne viruses and impact on transplantation :-

    As a request form the IPTA council, a manuscript was created by experts in the field addressing the topic, focusing on Zika, dengue, and chinkungunya and relevance to pediatric SOT and HCT recipients:

  • EBV/PTLD consensus conference
The ID CARE committee is always looking for persons committed to infectious disease prevention and management. If interested in joining the committee or collaborating on infectious disease-related initiatives, please contact the IDCARE committee chair (monica.ardura@nation).

Members of the Infectious Disease Committee

Chair Arnaud L’Huillier Geneva, Switzerland
Co-Chair Marian Michaels Pittsburgh, USA
Council Liaison Hayley Gans Stanford, USA
AHNP Correspondent Jessica Brennen San Francisco, USA
Member Daniel Dulek Nashville, USA
Member Klara Posfay-Barbe Geneva, Switzerland
Member Eunkyung Song Columbus, USA
Member Dimitri Van Der Linden Brussels, Belgium
Member Luciola Vasquez Flores Lima, Peru
Member Anita Verma London, UK
Member Kae Watanabe Chicago, USA
Member Masaki Yamada Tokyo, Japan
Member Inci Yildirim USA
Ex-Officio Monica Ardura Columbus, USA
Ex-Officio Michael Green Pittsburgh, USA



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