Controversies in Transplantation: A Panel Discussion
Transplantation has been recognized as one of the most gripping medical advances of the century. While this discipline offers the gift of life, it also generates some controversial discussion. During this session, our panelists of transplant experts will address some of the ethical and/or controversial topics surrounding this field.
- Dr. Joseph Rogers: Pros and Cons for the Proposed Change in the Heart Allocation Policy
- Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret: New Distribution Proposals in Liver Transplantation
- Dr. John Roberts: Impact of SRTR Outcomes Monitoring on Innovation and Risk in Liver Transplantation
- Dr. Michael Abecassis: Controversies Surrounding Recent Liver Transplantation Guidelines for HCC
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Discuss the pros and cons for the proposed change in the heart allocation policy
- Identify potential disparities in liver transplantation through redistricting
- Discuss the associated controversies surrounding recent guidelines for liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as well as living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for this population
- State the pros and cons of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) Transplant Program-Specific Reports, including risk-adjustment models to assess transplant program performance
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
Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD
Chief of Transplant Surgery
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Professor of Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine
John P. Roberts, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Chief, UCSF Medical Center Transplant Service
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Professor of Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of Cardiology
Vice Chair for Clinical Practice, Department of Internal Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
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Drs Abecassis, Pomfret, Roberts and Rogers have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships.
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
V. Silverstein, MD
Eagle Creek Medical Communications
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Drs Abecassis, Kaufman, LeMaistre, Rydland and Silverstein have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships.
Ms Chart and Ms Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
To ensure fair balance and avoid bias, the content for this activity has been reviewed by an independent medical expert with no relevant financial relationships.
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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 transplantation.
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "25th Annual National Conference" held in Minneapolis, MN on October 5–7, 2016.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers