Living Donor Liver Transplant: Update on Status and Current Outcomes

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
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  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

Faculty Listing
John R. Lake, MD
Executive Medical Director for Solid Organ Transplantation
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Financial Relationship Key
A-Advisory Board
C-Consultant
E-Employee
G- Grant/Research Support
I-Stocks and Other Ownership Interests
S-Speakers’ Bureau
O-Other Financial or Material Support
N-Nothing to disclose
X-Will disclose onsite
Resolution Key
R1-Restricted to Best Available Evidence
R2-Removed/Altered Financial Relationship
R3-Refrain from Recommending Products or Services
R4-Peer Review of Presentation
R5-Ensure that content is independent of commercial bias
R6-Recommend an alternative speaker for this topic for the planning committee’s consideration
N/A-Not Applicable

 

Last Name

First Name

Disclosure

Resolution

Role

Abecassis

Michael

N

N/A

Planner

Chart-Hart

Sarah

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

R5

Planner

Gleason

Rebecca

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

R5

Planner

LeMaistre

C. Fred

N

N/A

Planner

Mulligan

David C.

N

N/A

Planner

Roberts

John P.

Gilead (C)

R5

Planner

Rome

Arlene

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

R5

Planner

Sendaydiego

Anne M.

N

N/A

Planner

Lake

John R.

N

N/A

Faculty

Method of Participation
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  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the Pre- and Post-Activity Assessments, Activity Evaluation, and Application for Certificate of Credit forms

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Method for Calculating CE Credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Onyx Pharmaceuticals.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, and other health care professionals.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 0.75 AMA
  • 0.75 ANCC
  • 0.75 Attendance
  • 0.75 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
11/03/2014
Activity expires: 
11/03/2016
Rating: 
0

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 0.75 AMA
  • 0.75 ANCC
  • 0.75 Attendance
  • 0.75 CCMC - General
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