Alim Hirji, MD, MSc
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

During this session we will review current trends across Canada in regards to lung transplant activity and review recent international consensus guideline updates to candidate selection. We will also review the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as review current survival rates and clinical outcomes post-lung transplant and review innovation underway to improve outcomes while on the waitlist and post-lung transplant.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify an appropriate candidate for lung transplantation;
  • Cite lung transplant activity across Canada, survival rates and incidence of frequent comorbidities post-lung transplant; and
  • Recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lung transplantation in Canada.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Health Advocate, Medical Expert