The week of September 21, 2015, Philadelphia will host an international conference, the World Meeting of Families, which culminates with a three-day visit from the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.
We share in the City’s pride at having been selected to host these events. At this time, Penn Medicine is taking steps to plan for the impact of approximately two million attendees at the event, as well as the high level of security required for a world dignitary. It is expected that travel on major streets will be heavily restricted.
For these reasons, outpatient transplant appointments for Friday, September 25 and Monday, September 28 are being rescheduled. In the next few weeks, you will receive a letter noting the need to reschedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact the team in advance to reschedule for another appointment time that will be convenient for you.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Your transplant coordinators are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this appointment change.
The Penn Kidney Transplant Team would like to thank you for understanding the circumstances that have created the need to reschedule. We look forward to seeing you soon!