Updates in Liver and Kidney Allocation Algorithms

Despite a steady increase in the number of kidney and liver transplants performed each year in the United States, there remains a significant shortage of kidneys and livers available for transplant. This has necessitated the development of allocation schema whereby priority for donor organs is given to the most severely ill patients. This session will discuss changes in the allocation policy that have been made specifically to improve equitable access to livers and kidneys for transplant.

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

  1. State the changes in the allocation policy for both liver and kidney transplantation
  2. Explain how these new allocation policies will impact severely ill patients

Faculty Listing
David C. Mulligan, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair, Section of Transplantation and Immunology
Department of Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital Transplantation Center
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

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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

Faculty/Planner

Roberts

John P.

Gilead (C)

R5

Planner

Rome

Arlene

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

R5

Planner

Sendaydiego

Anne M.

N

N/A

Planner

Method of Participation
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Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

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

Available Credit

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