Innovations in Immunosuppression
This educational activity consists of recorded presentations from the 19th Annual National Conference held in Chicago, IL on September 13–15, 2010.
The conference topics have been expanded and redesigned in order to bring valuable, cutting-edge clinical topics to our learners. Conference faculty is comprised of recognized clinical and thought leaders, and sessions will focus on innovations and trends in solid organ and blood/marrow transplantation, oncology, kidney disease, heart disease, disease management, consumerism, and health and well-being.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Discuss the various immunosuppressive agents used in the management of kidney transplant recipients.
- Describe the difference between induction and maintenance immunosuppression and between its use in prevention and treatment of acute rejection.
- List factors affecting access to affordability of and compliance with transplant medications.
Meredith J. Aull, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Transplant Center
New York, New York
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This activity is sponsored by OptumHealth Education.
This activity was derived from content supported by Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eisai, Centocor/Ortho Biotech Services, Cephalon Oncology, Genzyme, Takeda/ Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology, sanofi aventis, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, National Marrow Donor Program, Allos Therapeutics, and Byram Healthcare.
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- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance