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About the Conference

Join clinical experts with University of Minnesota Health Transplant Services as they discuss:

  • Emerging trends in solid organ and blood/marrow transplantation;
  • Innovative approaches to research; and
  • Advances in patient-management therapies.

For more than 50 years, the clinical teams with University of Minnesota Health Transplant Services have been pioneers in transplant medicine. OptumHealth Education is partnering with them to offer two full days of education—up to 13 CME/CE credits—and the chance to learn, firsthand, from industry leaders for just $75.

Need CE Credits? Earn up to 13 continuing education credits at this conference.

Who Should Attend*

The focus of this education activity is primarily to provide nurses, case managers, medical directors, physicians, pharmacists, and advanced practice providers with information they need to more effectively manage their patient population. This program is also designed for health care professionals who care for and/or manage benefits for end-stage-organ-failure patients, solid organ- or blood/marrow transplant patients.

  • Case Managers
  • Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians/Medical Directors
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians
  • Transplant Coordinators/
    Hematopoietic Transplant Coordinators
  • Social Workers
  • Medical Management Staff
  • Reinsurance Managers
  • Utilization Review Staff

* 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

  • Review blood/marrow transplantation (BMT), focusing on matched related-, unrelated-, and alternative donors for BMT and the determining factors when selecting a donor and stem cell source for an allogeneic BMT.
  • Examine the current treatment and management strategies for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), lymphoma, and pediatric inherited inborn errors of metabolism.
  • State emerging trends in novel uses of cellular therapies.
  • Review the rationale and transplant outcomes in patients with severe epidermolysis bullosa.
  • Recognize the current management and challenges of care for patients with cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease (ILD), pediatric congenital heart disease, and hepatitis C.
  • Explain the impact of the paired-exchange process on increasing the number of transplants and how high donor-specific antibodies affects the patient’s ability to get a transplant.
  • Relate emerging trends in transplantation, focusing on lung transplantation and pediatric total pancreatectomy with islet auto-transplantation.
  • Identify ethical issues surrounding transplantation.
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