Transplant Education with Dr. Walia
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Transplant Education with Dr. Walia

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Join us on October 1 as we talk with Dr. Walia, director of the Lung Transplant Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Rajat Walia, MD, is the Division Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, the Division Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Division Chief, Pulmonary Disease, and the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director of the Alpha-1 and Interstitial Lung Disease Programs at NTI.

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Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Education Meeting with Francisco Arabia, MD

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Please join New Life Society in welcoming the return of Dr. Francisco Arabía to the Phoenix transplant community! Dr Arabía will address professionals and patients of the transplant community, and the interested public on Monday August 27th.  

In July 2018, Dr. Arabía accepted his new role at Banner Health in Phoenix and Tucson as physician executive of Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support. Transplant patients are already reporting positive changes since his arrival.

Dr. Arabía, an internationally recognized surgeon and leader in heart transplant, thoracic, and cardiothoracic vascular surgery, will discuss his mission and his vision for Banner Health programs for heart failure and transplant patients. Audience questions will be most welcome!

Light food and beverages will be served at 5:00 pm for social time before Dr Arabía starts at 5:30 pm.

THE NEWTON CONFERENCE ROOM
ENTER THRU CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE

300 W CAMELBACK RD, PHOENIX
5:00PM TO 7:00PM
(Ample Free Parking across Camelback and across 3rd Ave.)

PLEASE RSVP HERE

"Dr. Arabia is a world-class cardiac surgeon, who is an international leader in the care of patients with the most severe types of heart disease. In addition to clinical care, he will advance education and research for our students and residents as he works collaboratively with teams in Phoenix and Tucson."  Guy Reed, MD, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and the American Heart Association in advanced cardiovascular life support, Dr. Arabía came to Banner from Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles), where he served as both Director of CSHI Center for Surgical Device Management of Advanced Heart Disease and Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In 2005, Dr. Arabía was a pioneer in the first heart transplant program in metropolitan Phoenix at Mayo Clinic. He has more than two decades of experience in the fields of thoracic, cardiothoracic vascular and transplant surgery, and often is called upon for his expertise by national and international agencies. He has presented his work at professional conferences and meetings throughout the world and has published peer-reviewed research in multiple journals, including the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 

Dr. Arabía received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and served residencies in general surgery at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans and in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His undergraduate work was done at Tulane University, where he graduated magna cum laude in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Among Dr. Arabía’s professional honors and awards are the Training Award of Excellence by the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. Dr. Arabía also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona.

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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Bowling Fundraiser

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Join Transplant Team of Arizona members for a fun Saturday afternoon in the cool lanes of the Peoria Bowling Alley!  

It is okay if you don't want to bowl; come enjoy the friendship and camaraderie and try your luck in a raffle to win fun prizes.  Something for everyone!

Tickets are $20 per person for rental shoes and the lane and need to be pre-purchased. Click the link below to buy with PayPal or call the office at 602-277-2661.

If you can't make it and want to donate, please click on Donate at the bottom of the page.  

Proceeds from the tickets and raffle help us send our athletes to the DonateLife Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City!

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May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Transplant Education for Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals

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It is difficult to jump into a conversation about depression, anxiety and isolation after an organ transplant.  Mental health and a positive outlook are just as important as physical healing.  Transplant Social Worker Charlie Thomas will be presenting studies on families going through the transplant process.  Next Dr. Jose Urdaneta, psychiatrist, and Dr James Spivey, hepatologist, will comment on the psychosocial affects of transplant on the patient as well as caregivers and family.

All are welcome.  Please RSVP by clicking HERE

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Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Raise your glass in support of New Life Society!  Please join us for an evening of extraordinary wines, new friends and exciting prizes!Learn of our successful expansion of the financial aid program and support for transplant recipients.  Meet the board and members who proudly volunteer to assure the effective use of your donations.  

In addition, Aridus Wine will donate 20% of all wine purchases on March 3!

Tickets are $75 and $100 at the door.  Raffle tickets are $5 each. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 602-277-2661 or online at www.NewLifeSociety.org/purchase

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Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

Education Meeting with Dr Kristine Romine

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We ask that you RSVP early because seats fill up fast.  Click here for the RSVP form or call 602-277-2661

We are honored to have Dr. Kristine Romine MD, CEO of Camelback Dermatology and Skin Surgery, at our January Education Meeting.  She will be discussing the importance of attentive dermatology care due to the increased risk of life-threatening melanoma common for transplant recipients.

Kristine A. Romine, MD is the CEO and founder of Camelback Dermatology & Skin Surgery in Phoenix, AZ. She holds a position as adjunct faculty at Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ campus, educating medical students, residents, and physician assistant students. Dr. Romine received her Medical Degree, with highest honors, from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She then moved home to Phoenix to help care for her ailing father and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and chief residency in Internal Medicine, both at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She then pursued and completed a residency in Dermatology & Mohs surgery training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. She served as Chief Resident and is honored to be the first graduating resident from this highly successful program. Dr. Romine moved to a beautiful part of the country to begin private practice with a well-established group in Oak Ridge, TN for five years, however, the dream of starting her own practice remained one of her goals. 

In the summer of 2003, Dr. Romine moved back to her home and founded Camelback Dermatology & Skin Surgery, which has become a premier private dermatology practice.  Dr. Romine is dedicated to providing her patients with quality health care in a personable, caring environment. Her practice enjoys seeing patients of all ages including infants, teenagers, and adults

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Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Education Meeting with Marcel Pincince & Judy Maltz

November's education meeting is going to be packed with information!  You do not want to miss it.  We will have two fantastic speakers, food, beverages and extra time after the meeting to talk personally with the speakers or with each other.

We ask that you RSVP early because seats fill up fast.  Click here for the RSVP form or call 602-277-2661

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We are honored to have Marcel Pincince, the Director of Donor Family and Advocate Services at Donor Network of Arizona.  He will be speaking about his important work with donor families during times of crisis and how his work complements the work we do at New Life Society.  Marcel started the Donor Family aftercare program in 1998 and continues to direct the program, training advocates who speak to donor families in times of crisis or trauma.

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Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15 and runs through December 7, so there is no better time to hear from insurance expert Judy Maltz, New Life Society Board Member and Assistant Director for a pharmaceutical consulting firm.  Judy has over 30 years of experience in the provider-payer-pharmaceutical spectrum.  She has provided reimbursement and patient assistance to Transplant programs across the US. Judy can provide answers and guidance to your complex Medicare, AHCCCS and commercial insurance questions.

Join us for this informational meeting on topics that are relevant to organ transplant recipients, living donors, caregivers and supporters. The meeting is an informal, round-table type discussion where you can ask questions freely of our experts.  Food and beverage provided by New Life Society.

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Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Education Meeting with guest speaker Dr. James Spivey

We ask that you RSVP early because seats fill up fast.  Click here for the RSVP form or call 602-277-2661

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NLS is honored to have guest speaker Dr James Spivey MD, the Robert Craig Chair of Internal Medicine for Dignity Health Medical Group, at our next Education Meeting in September.  In addition to overseeing the entire Internal Medicine department, Dr Spivey is an Internist, Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, and provides services to patients within the St. Joseph’s Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation.

Dr. Spivey’s expertise includes over 37 years of combined experience in acute and chronic liver diseases, hepatobiliary malignancy and liver transplantation, and he is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. He is currently a member of the American Association for the study of Liver Disease, the American Gastroenterology Association and the American Transplant Society.

Dr. Spivey received his medical degree from Tulane University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as one fellowship in Hepatology at the University of Miami, and one fellowship in gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

We ask that you RSVP early because seats fill up fast.  Click here for the RSVP form or call 602-277-2661

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Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Education Meeting - guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Cook MD

SAVE THE DATE!
Monday June 26th, 2017  5:00 to 7:00 PM

A NEW LIFE SOCIETY PRESENTS:

Jennifer Lynn Cook MD, Director of Cardiac Transplantation at Banner University Medical Center, one of the newest staff additions to the Banner organ transplant program.

She will be speaking to a limited seating audience on the latest in transplant pre-op and post–op care. Her clinical research interests include application of clinical guidelines into clinical practice. She also participates in clinical trials for novel drug therapy. 

Dr. Cook will reserve time for your questions after the presentation.

Please reserve your seats early.
RSVP to info@newlifesociety.org or 602-277-2661

Food and beverages will be hosted by New Life Society.

24TH STREET CONFERENCE CENTER
1841 N. 24TH ST
PHOENIX, AZ.

Easy access from both the 10 and the 51 Freeways, two blocks north of
McDowell (across the street from St. Ines Parish grounds).
Abundant free parking. Enter the building on the north side.

 About Dr. Jennifer Cook:

 

NLS is very excited to have guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Cook MD at our next Educational Meeting Dr. Cook is the director of Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation at Banner and also directs the Advanced Heart Disease Fellowship Program.  She is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine and board eligible in advanced heart failure and transplantation. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association, where she serves on the Leadership Committee for Clinical Cardiology and as well as the Scientific Sessions Program Planning Committee. She also takes part in the American College of Cardiology’s Mechanical Circulatory Support Working Group and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board for High-Risk Patient Angioplasty.

Her clinical research interests include application of clinical guidelines into clinical practice.  She has been lead author on Circulation Recommendation manuscripts for Mechanical Circulatory Support and Acute Heart Transplants Rejection.  She also participates in clinical trials for novel drug therapy to help treat heart failure.  Previously, Dr. Cook was medical director of the ventricular assist device program at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where she was an assistant professor.

She maintains clinic hours in both Tucson and Phoenix.

 

 

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May
29
11:30 AM11:30

Frasher's Smokehouse 15th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting New Life Society

Frasher's Smokehouse 15th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting New Life Society

Monday May 29th 2017

1:00 pm Shotgun - 11:30 am Registration

McCormick Ranch Golf Club located at 7505 E McCormick Pkwy

ENTRY FORMS MUST BE IN BY MAY 19th

Entry Fee includes: Greens Fee, Range Balls, Tee Package, Team Photo and Post Tournament Dinner at Frasher's Smokehouse

Post Tournament Scoring, Raffle and Dinner at Fasher's Smokehouse, 3222 E Indian School Rd in Phoenix

 

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Nov
9
9:30 AM09:30

Transplant Educational Meeting

Access to medication continues to be a challenge for transplant recipients as they move through benefits that are new and that change as time passes. It is Medicare Open Enrollment season and also a time for employer-based coverage changes. Understanding and managing prescription benefits is the focus of this presentation. The benefit plan choices for the transplant recipient or soon to be transplant recipient can have long lasting implications and this presentation will start with a thorough review of coverage and benefits. Special attention is given to those challenging one-off situations that we often encounter and strategies are offered for working with Medicare, Medicaid and commercial plans.

Join New Life Society and Judy Maltz for a conversation on Medicare Open Enrollment.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Transplant Recipients Open Discussion
10:30AM - 11:30 AM - Judy Maltz

For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact our office at info@newlifesociety.org or 602-277-2661.

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Oct
27
7:30 AM07:30

Gratitude Breakfast

The President and the Executive Board members of the New Life Society cordially invite you to spend a morning learning about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. New Life Society has been the leading provider of transplant support services, financial assistance programs, and educational programs aimed at helping transplant recipients and their families adjust to life after transplant. Our hope is not to just get people back into life, but to help life be the best it can be after transplant.

There is no cost to attend the event and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to make a donation during the event. Come learn more about New Life Society and why we do what we do.

We ask that you kindly RSVP below

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Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

Transplant Educational Meeting

Risa Simon is a certified management consultant, patient empowerment coach, motivational speaker, published author - and a Peer Mentor and Patient Advocate for the National Kidney Foundation. As the founder and CEO of the TransplantFirst Academ and The Proactive Path, she’s dedicated her work to helping kidney patients avoid dialysis (or shorten their term on dialysis) by securing a transplant from a living donor.  

Join New Life Society and Risa Simon for a conversation on patient empowerment, self-advocacy and expanding transplant opportunities through living donors.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Transplant Recipients Open Discussion
10:30AM - 11:30 AM - Risa Simon

For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact
our office at info@newlifesociety.org or 602-277-2661.

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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

GRANTFEST 2016

This year marks the 5th anniversary of Grant Kings passing. Through Grants gift, he was able to save and heal 50 lives. Proceeds raised from GRANTFEST 2016 will benefit New Life Society, an organization that was also apart of Grant's memory. This gives our family some comfort that in death he continues to help other. We decided to support New Life Society is a non-profit that offers support to patients awaiting a life-saving transplant and those who have received the gift of life. 

PLEASE join the family in celebrating Grant's Life. We have chosen to do a whole new event where we will have family & friends involved. Grants family would love to have you come and support GRANTFEST2016. There will be raffle items, 50/50, auction and merchandise. This is a way for Grants family to continue to heal as we are surrounded by those who knew & loved Grant as much as we did.

To make a donation please click on the button below

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