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About the conference

Join us in Pittsburgh for this two-day conference, presented by clinical experts with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Transplant Services, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and UPMC CancerCenter — in what many call the birthplace of modern transplantation — as they reflect on more than 30 years of experience and innovation in transplant care.

This conference will provide attendees with invaluable knowledge as to how the clinical teams at UPMC have progressed through the last three decades with regard to critical findings in immunosuppression management and new therapies and procedures to treat acute and chronic diseases. Additionally, participants may take advantage of this opportunity to learn firsthand from leaders in the fields of transplantation and cancer research as they divulge the future landscape of novel treatment options.

Conference Co-Providers:

OptumHealth Education


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

UPMC CancerCenter

Specialists will share in-depth knowledge of live-donor transplantation, immunosuppression optimization, transplant-related challenges, bridges to transplant via ventricular assist devices (VADs) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation, and more.

Need CE credits? Earn up to 13.25 continuing education credits at this conference. >Learn more

Mark your calendar and register today!

Who should attend*

This educational activity is designed for physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, case managers, medical directors and all other health care professionals with an interest in adult and pediatric solid organ- and blood/marrow transplantation.

  • Case Managers
  • Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians/Medical Directors
  • PAs
  • Social Workers
  • Transplant Coordinators/
    Hematopoietic Transplant Coordinators
  • 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

After completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review current trends in adult and pediatric liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, and intestinal transplantation.
  • Explain the role of intestinal rehabilitation for complex intestinal conditions.
  • Describe the clinical utility of surveillance biopsies in diagnosing subclinical rejection in renal transplantation and its impact on optimizing transplant outcomes.
  • Recognize the impact of changes in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policy and the new organ allocation system on liver transplant patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and kidney transplant wait times and outcomes.
  • Outline the role of ventricular assist devices (VADs) to support pediatric heart transplant patients and as destination therapy for adults, and describe outpatient management strategies to improve quality of life for these patients.
  • Analyze updated immunosuppression protocols, the status of immunosuppression withdrawal in liver transplantation, and what’s new in tolerance protocols.
  • Explain the practice of a blood and marrow transplant after a solid organ transplant using the same donor.
  • Describe the principles that drive autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation, including reduced-intensity transplantation for nonmalignant disorders of immunity and metabolism.


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