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2020 Virtual TNT
We have an exciting morning planned for the Georgia Transplant Foundation's 2020 Virtual Trends iN Transplant (TNT) conference and we hope you will join us!

Conference sessions include organ-specific transplant updates and information from physicians and healthcare experts; Faces of Hope speakers sharing their personal stories of hope and encouragement; and a special keynote presentation from Olympic snowboarder Chris Klug.

Updates in transplantation speakers, include: Dr. Joshua Wolf (kidney); Dr. David Neujahr (lung); Dr. Joel Wedd (liver); Dr. David Markham (heart). Please see below for more information about our Keynote and Faces of Hope presenters.

Nov 7, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Chris Klug
Olympic Snowboarder; Liver Transplant Recipient; Founder @Chris Klug Foundation (CKF)
Chris Klug is a three-time Olympic snowboarder and liver transplant recipient from Aspen, Colorado. In 1991, he was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare, degenerative liver disease, for which the only cure is a liver transplant. Chris spent six years on the transplant waitlist—three months at a critical state—until receiving his lifesaving liver transplant in 2000. 18 months after his transplant surgery, Chris won a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games for snowboard racing, making him the first and only organ transplant recipient to compete in the Olympics, winter or summer. In 2003, Chris founded the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF), to help save lives through organ donor registration and encourage healthy, active lifestyles post-transplant. Through its events, volunteer opportunities, and educational focus, CKF raises awareness of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and inspires those touched by transplant.
Lovette and Michael Russell
Double Lung Transplant Recipient and Kidney Transplant Recipient
She has been described by Modern Luxury Magazine as "a force of nature, fighting for children's health and education. Her name is synonymous with passion and generosity. She is a Spelman College graduate and trustee, and serves on countless boards, chairs numerous benefits and helps raise millions for Atlanta's charitable organizations. As a senior consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates, she helps nonprofits with board development, volunteer engagement and fundraising. Giving to others energizes her to get up and out everyday. Diagnosed a decade ago with scleroderma and polymyositis, both unpredictable autoimmune conditions, and pulmonary fibrosis, the wife, mom of two grown boys, philanthropist, nonprofit advisor and former triathlete believes that when you look good, you feel good. Michael Russell, Lovette's loving husband, has been an integral part of the construction and real estate development in Atlanta. He received a kidney from his brother 15 years ago.
Dawn Muhammad
Living Kidney Donor to Her Father
Featured on Good Morning America and Fox5 Atlanta, Dawn tells her amazing story of losing more than 55 pounds in order to save the life of her "superhero" dad through the donation of her kidney. Her message to other potential organ donors: "Just do it," she said. "It's a selfless act. It's an act of love, not an act of sacrifice...I was blessed enough to help my father and I'm praying that someone else can do the same for their loved one." Dawn is a living donor mentor with the Georgia Transplant Foundation.