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About This Conference

This unique, two-day event offers an overview of the latest advances in transplantation and the management of organ failure. World-class experts from one of the largest and most experienced transplant centers in the country will discuss clinical and laboratory research efforts in the fields of heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, and stem cell transplantation.

Speakers will review and discuss the challenges they face today, sharing their visionary approaches to the future, including the subjects of transplant ethics, auto-islet transplantation and cell therapy for diabetes, stem cell transplantation, bloodless transplantation, nanotechnology, and weight-reduction surgery as an option for obese patients in need of transplant. The small-group format will be structured to create an experience for all attendees that allows for direct and personal interaction with each speaker.

Optional guided tours will be offered for the Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center; The Methodist Hospital Outpatient Center; and the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM).

Targeted Audience

This conference is designed for health care professionals who care for patients and/or manage their health care benefits, as well as those who have an interest in solid organ and stem cell transplantation with added emphasis on the management of unique complications associated with transplantation.

Who Should Attend*

  • Case Managers
  • Dietitians
  • Managed Care Professionals
  • Medical Directors
  • Medical Management Staff
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Reinsurance Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Transplant Coordinators/Hematopoietic Transplant Coordinators
  • Transplant Nurses
  • Utilization Review Staff
  • Other Health Care Professionals Committed to Managing and Improving Patient Care

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

Conference Educational Objectives

Upon successful completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify new treatment options for patients with heart, lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas failure, and assess the role of stem cell transplantation and nanotechnology tools in the field.
  • Deliberate ethical issues surrounding transplantation for patients with alcoholic liver disease.
  • Describe the status, traits, and management of cardiothoracic donors and recipients, and explain how they contribute to patient outcomes.
  • Review the use of innovative strategies to increase organ utilization, particularly in thoracic transplants.
  • Outline the strategies in management of obesity and transplantation.
  • State the challenges with the aged patient in heart transplantation and left ventricular assist device therapy.
  • Identify current clinical and research therapies for diabetes and chronic pancreatitis.
  • Examine the challenges associated with bloodless lung transplantation and evaluate the clinical outcomes.
  • List diseases that lead to liver transplantation and discuss effective treatment protocols for these diseases to improve patient outcomes.
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