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Please join us as the physicians and surgeons from Baylor Health Care System share their knowledge from over 30 years of innovation and inspiration in transplantation. During this two-day conference, you can learn how cutting-edge, quality care results in excellent outcomes with high patient and payer satisfaction. Learn how bringing research to the patient’s bedside has developed techniques and care paths that have been adopted worldwide.
Sessions are broken down by organ focus, so you can attend the section or sections that best fit your personal continuing education needs. Our faculty consists of world-renowned leaders in the field of transplantation.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Heart transplant and the use of mechanical circulatory support devices;
- Living donor liver transplant;
- Managing the liver transplant waiting list;
- Preemptive kidney transplant;
- Financial aspects of living donor transplantation;
- Impact of early referral in blood and marrow transplant;
- Laboratory manipulation of hematopoietic stem cells;
- Myeloma update: integrating new drugs with transplantation;
- Weight loss surgery for patients with hepatic dysfunction; and
- Ethics of transplantation.
After completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize when a patient has Stage D heart failure and when to refer to a transplant center.
- Examine the evaluation process a patient undergoes for heart transplant or ventricular assist device.
- Evaluate the use of short-term and long-term mechanical circulatory support devices.
- Identify the complications and issues that can result from ventricular assist device implantation and heart transplant.
- Relate the circumstances of when to perform living donor liver transplant, including building a flawless donor experience.
- Identify how preemptive kidney transplant can result in better outcomes and quality of life.
- Evaluate the financial aspects of living donor transplantation and its impact on the bottom line.
- Describe how auto islet cell transplant can provide relief from the intractable pain of chronic pancreatitis.
- Examine the future of kidney transplant in the era of an aging population and increasing numbers of patients with sensitization issues or metabolic disease.
- Identify new treatment options for patients with bone marrow disease, as well as strategies to prevent complications and/or relapse.
- Discuss the advantages of weight loss surgery for patients with hepatic dysfunction.
- Recognize ethical issues regarding transplantation.
Who Should Attend*
This conference is designed for health care professionals who care for and/or manage patients’ health care and who also have an interest in oncology, blood/marrow transplantation, and/or solid organ transplantation.
- Case Managers
- Nurses/Oncology Nurses/Transplant Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Managed Care Professionals
- Medical Directors
- Physician Assistants
- Social Workers
- Transplant Coordinators
- Hematopoietic Transplant Coordinators
- Medical Management Staff
- Reinsurance Managers
- Utilization Review Staff
- Other Health Care Professionals Committed to Delivering Quality Patient Care
* Refer to the Continuing Education page for a listing of certifications that have been applied for and/or approved for this conference.