Conference Evaluation and Certificate of Attendance Request Process
A Certificate of Attendance will be available at the conclusion of the conference. To complete the post-conference materials please go to: http://www.optumhealtheducation.com/uw2012-evaluation
About This Conference
“Directing the Future of Transplantation: A Spotlight on University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics,” will provide an overview of the advances in transplantation that impact the management and outcomes of this patient population.
Join us for this two-day conference wherein experts from one of the nation’s most experienced and active transplant centers will share their vision for the future of transplantation. From research to bedside, these actively practicing researchers, physicians, surgeons and clinical experts in transplant management will share their experience in designing best practices in this complex field of medicine. Then journey with these experts as they explore the advances and alternatives that are taking the industry from “what we know” to “what we do,” creating possibilities that will transform transplantation.
This conference is designed for health care professionals who care for and/or manage patients’ health care benefits, as well as those who have an interest in solid organ transplantation—including kidney, pancreas, liver and lung transplants—with added emphasis on management of unique complications associated with transplantation. In addition, the conference will address heart failure, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplantation and islet cell transplantation.
Who Should Attend*
- Case Managers
- Managed Care Professionals
- Nurse Practioners
- Oncology Nurses
- Transplant Nurses
- Transplant Coordinators
- Medical Directors
- Medical Management Staff
- Utilization Review Staff
- Reinsurance Managers
- Social Workers
- Other Health Care Professionals Committed to Managing and Improving Patient Care
* Refer to the Continuing Education page for a listing of certification that has been applied and/or approved for this conference.
Conference Educational Objectives
Upon successful completion of this conference, participants should be able to:
- Recognize specific clinical situations wherein hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation is appropriate, and differentiate between allogeneic HSC and autologous HSC;
- Identify the infection risks associated with lung transplantation, and name the most common medications used to treat or prevent these infections;
- Review the current state and prevalence of kidney disease in the United States, and relate how the National Kidney Registry paired exchange program might increase patients’ access to donor organs;
- Describe strategies for the prevention and management of transplant-related complications post-liver transplant, including the role of immunosuppression; and
- Discuss the psychosocial, medical, and financial challenges specific to the use of left ventricular assist devices as either a bridge to transplantation or as a disease management device used for destination therapy.