Living Donor Liver Transplant: Update on Status and Current Outcomes

Chicago, IL US
September 10, 2014

4:15-5:00 p.m.
John R. Lake, MD, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

The most effective therapy for end-stage liver disease is transplantation. Improved surgical techniques and the introduction of new immunosuppressive agents have enhanced the long-term results of liver transplantation, leading to an increased demand for liver transplantation that exceeds the number of potential donor organs. Liver transplantation from living donors (LDLT) is currently the most effective alternative to overcome the problem of organ shortage for adults. This session will discuss the current role of LDLT, and the surgical techniques and recipient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the current status and outcomes for live donor liver transplantation.
  2. Compare the use of left lobe versus right lobe for liver transplantation and the considerations for both the recipient and the donor.
  3. Debate whether a change in allocation guidelines would lead to an increased need for more live donors.
  4. Discuss the importance of obtaining appropriate informed consent for living donor transplantation.

Target Audience

These materials are intended ONLY for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that attended "Living Donor Liver Transplant: Update on Status and Current Outcomes" held at 4:15 p.m. Wed., Sept. 10, 2014. This session was part of the "23rd Annual National Conference" held in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 10-12, 2014. 

The prerequisite to this process is completing the 23rd Annual National Conference Post-Assessment and Evaluation. If there is a Prerequisite section above and the Status field is blank, click on '23rd Annual National Conference' to open the Assessment and Evaluation.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacists
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
09/10/2014 - 5:15pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/10/2014 - 6:00pm EDT
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacists
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