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Back by popular demand!
Transplantation—The Essentials of
Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplant Management
We are excited to once again offer THE definitive course on the fundamentals of transplantation!
Whether you are just launching your career in the field of transplantation or have been managing transplant patients for years, this accredited educational activity is designed to deliver the information you need to care for and/or manage this patient population.
As an interprofessional education activity, conference content has been developed to promote collaborative practice in health care delivery by providing a comprehensive range of topics for a variety of learners. Course faculty are leading medical practitioners from prominent transplant programs throughout the country. During the two-day event, they will discuss the keys to successful management of patients through each of the transplant phases, from selection to discharge and beyond. Participants will also learn about the latest in transplant pharmaceuticals; a variety of transplant organizations, such as the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN), and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS); and the use of mechanical assist devices in the management of heart failure.
Register Early! This course will only be offered once this year and space is limited!
Who Should Attend*
“Transplantation—The Essentials of Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplant Management” is intended for beginner- and intermediate-level health care practitioners that are responsible for the care of transplant patients or the management of their benefits and need to gain or enhance their fundamental knowledge and understanding of transplant medicine. It is designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice in health care delivery.
* Refer to the Continuing Education page for a listing of certifications that have been applied for and/or approved for this conference.
Conference Educational Objectives
After completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the use of blood and marrow transplantation in adult and pediatric patients, including indications, complications, outcomes, psychosocial behaviors and pre- and posttransplant patient management strategies.
- State the role of the National Marrow Donor Program and the use of unrelated blood and marrow transplant donors.
- Describe the mechanisms of rejection, infection, acute and chronic graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) and other posttransplant complications in the transplant patient, and identify related treatment options and outcomes.
- Review the impact of health care reform on organ and blood/marrow transplantation.
- Compare and contrast immunosuppressive pharmaceutical regimens used in organ transplantation.
- State current and emerging treatment modalities and expected outcomes for patients with liver disease, end-stage renal disease, and heart failure.
- Recognize the indications for intestinal transplant and the benefits of an intestinal-failure-program approach that combines the expertise of both rehabilitation and transplantation.
- Identify and relate emerging trends in organ transplantation, with a focus on the importance of a multidisciplinary management approach for kidney, liver, intestinal, heart, lung, and pancreas transplantation.
- Review the ethical dilemmas surrounding organ transplantation.