Trends and Innovations in Organ Transplantation
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "27th Annual National Conference" held Oct. 15–17, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Numerous challenges exist in the field of organ transplantation, such as limited donor organ availability, high costs, and donor organ transport and preservation. Disparities in the availability of donor organs is also increasing, particularly impacting blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. Changing trends in the indications for organ transplantation may also impact organ allocation and transplantation strategies. Because cost can limit access to organ transplantation, the effects of policy changes on cost need to be carefully evaluated. This session will review the trends in organ transplantation as well as innovations that have been developed to address the ongoing shortage of donor organs, with the goal of optimizing the care of living donors and recipients.
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals who are interested in organ transplantation.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify trends that contribute to disparities in donor organ availability and organ allocation.
- Describe the factors that influence the cost of organ transplantation and strategies to improve cost efficiency.
- Discuss innovations that have the potential to improve donor organ availability.
Benjamin Dann Mackie, MD
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
Tampa General Hospital
Amit D. Tevar, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Surgical Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology/Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
Founding Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS
Ray D. Owens Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplantation
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health;
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Crystal Wong, MD
President Propoint Medical Writing
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
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Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit Designation Statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.25 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hour(s) ([0.125] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.25 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-030-H01-P/T
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.25 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.25 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.25 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.25 AMA - Physicians
- 1.25 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.25 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.25 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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