Personal Experience with Transplantation
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from the "31st Annual National Clinical Conference" held in Bloomington, Minn., Oct. 17-19, 2022.
This session examines the experiences and perspective of a transplant surgeon describing his personal journey as a transplant recipient.
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education.
There was no commercial support for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists, social workers, dietitians, and other health care professionals who are interested in the experiences and perspective of a transplant recipient patient.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the challenges faced by individuals awaiting transplant and the unpredictable clinical course that may be faced.
- Recognize the personal impact of severe health issues requiring chronic medical care and how it can shape an individual’s outlook and future life decisions.
- Describe how health care professionals’ experiences as patients can improve the quality of care they provide.
Robert Montgomery, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Surgery
NYU Langone Transplant Institute
New York, NY
About the presenter
Robert A. Montgomery, MD, is the chair and professor of surgery at NYU Langone Health and the director of the NYU Langone Transplant Institute. He received his MD with honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He received his PhD from Balliol College, The University of Oxford, England, in molecular immunology. Montgomery completed his general surgical training, multi-organ transplantation fellowship, and postdoctoral fellowship in human molecular genetics at Johns Hopkins. For over a decade, he served as the chief of transplant surgery and the director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Montgomery was part of the team that developed the laparoscopic procedure for live kidney donation, a procedure that has become the standard throughout the world. He and the Johns Hopkins team conceived the idea of the domino paired donation (kidney swaps) and the Johns Hopkins protocol for desensitization of incompatible kidney transplant patients. He also performed the first chain of transplants started by an altruistic donor. He led the team that performed the first two-way domino paired donation, three-way paired donation, three-way domino paired donation, four-way paired donation, four-way domino paired donation, five-way domino paired donation, six-way domino paired donation, eight-way multi-institutional domino paired donation, and co-led the first 10-way open chain. He is credited in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records with the most kidney transplants performed in one day. He is considered a world expert on kidney transplantation for highly sensitized and ABO-incompatible patients and is referred the most complex patients from around the globe. Dr. Montgomery has had clinical and basic science research supported by the NIH throughout his career. He has authored 300 peer-reviewed articles, been cited more than 26,000 times, and has an h-index of 84. His academic interests include HLA sensitization, tolerance protocols including simultaneous solid-organ and bone-marrow transplantation, bioartificial organs, and xenotransplantation. He has received important awards and distinctions, including a Fulbright Scholarship and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and memberships in the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor societies. He has been awarded multiple scholarships from The American College of Surgeons and The American Society of Transplant Surgeons. The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland recognized his contributions to the field of transplantation with the Champion of Hope Award, the National Kidney Registry with the Terasaki Medical Innovation Award and The Greater New York Hospital Association with the Profile in Courage Award. He also became himself the recipient of a heart transplant in 2018.
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Optum Health Education
Eden Prairie, MN
Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Optum Health Solutions
Eden Prairie, MN
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Dr. Robert Montgomery has indicated that he is a consultant for CareDx, Hansa and Regeneron.
The activity 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, Optum Health 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
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 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 1.00 contact hour(s) ([0.100] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-23-092-H01-P/T
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 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 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit=One CPEU).
If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour=1 CPEU).
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Psychologists and social workers
Participants must have attended the entire Web-based activity and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.
Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
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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.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 APA - Psychologists
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
- 1.00 CDR - Dietitians
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