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Please join us for...

• The Experts     • The Panels     • The Controversies   

• The Exhibits    • The Networking     • The Socializing   

• The 25th Anniversary GALA

26th Annual
National Conference

Save the Date: 10/2–4/17
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
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When you attend the "Annual National Conference" you will have two-and-a-half days to gain accredited insight from some of the nation’s foremost clinical experts in the areas of:

  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Blood/Marrow Transplantation
  • Oncology
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Failure
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV and more...

25th ANC Registration fee:
Complimentary for exhibiting and sponsoring organizations, as well as employees and clients of our Diamond Supporter—Optum.*
* Tuition and discount details.

Need CE credits?
Earn up to 13.75 continuing education credits at this conference. Learn more.

Register Today! Don’t miss participating in this milestone event!


Who should attend?

The “25th Annual National Conference” is designed for health care professionals who are interested in learning best practices for optimal patient/benefit management in the areas of: organ and blood/marrow transplantation; health and wellness; comorbid diseases; complex-medical-condition support; case management; and utilization management, such as:

  • Medical Directors/Physicians/PAs
  • Case Managers
  • Managed Care Nurses
  • Nurses/Oncology Nurses/Transplant Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Hematopoietic Transplant Coordinators
  • Medical Management Staff
  • Reinsurance Managers
  • Utilization Review Staff

Here's what last year's attendees have to say about their experience:

** Refer to the Continuing Education page for a listing of certifications that have been applied for and/or approved for this conference.

The instructional level of the educational activity is intermediate.

Conference educational objectives

After completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explore advances in medical and surgical management of diabetes, including DPP-4 and SGLT2 inhibitors, SGLT1 receptor agonists, pancreas and islet transplant, and the utility of stem-cell-derived beta cells for future treatment of diabetes.
  • Recognize advanced treatment approaches for HIV and hepatitis C and acknowledge how these infectious diseases continue to represent a significant public health risk.
  • Identify transplant-recipient- and caregiver-reported challenges with regard to hematopoietic stem cell transplant and coordination of care for this population.
  • Discuss current research and best-practice standards for optimal management of heart failure, and debate the pros and cons of heart transplant versus ventricular assist device for patients over 70 years of age.
  • Describe the various types of cancer immunotherapy to include monoclonal antibodies, cancer vaccines, chimeric-antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, and immune-checkpoint inhibitors, and outline their clinical applications.
  • Explain the various approaches to matching and allocation in kidney paired donation and strategies for transplantation across blood barriers in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation.
  • State current and new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
  • Discuss value-based care and payment models inherent to transplantation; the impact of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations regarding outcomes on donor and recipient selection; and explain how the Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape of transplantation.
  • Address some of the ethical and/or controversial topics surrounding transplantation.
  • Analyze the disparities in transplantation through redistricting.


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