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Why should you attend?

For 50 years, experts from the UW Health Transplant Program have been leaders in transplantation. Learn firsthand from these experts as they share their knowledge on emerging trends, innovative approaches to patient management and important contributions to the field of transplantation. This unique experience will include the most important part of transplantation: the patient.

Intended audience*

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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, heart, lung, and pediatric 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.

  • Case Managers
  • Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians/Medical Directors
  • PAs
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians
  • 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.

The instructional level of the educational activity is intermediate.

Conference educational objectives

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

  • Identify developments in kidney transplantation, including the management of highly sensitized patients, new approaches to immunosuppression minimization, and current research in clinical tolerance induction;
  • Recognize the impact and importance of the multidisciplinary team in optimizing outcomes and successful management of transplant recipients;
  • Examine pancreas and islet transplantation for the treatment of diabetes.
  • State advances, outcomes, and trends in living-donor liver and kidney transplantation;
  • Relate emerging trends in advanced heart failure, focusing on the role of medical management, left-ventricular-assist devices, and cardiac transplantation;
  • Describe the role of the depletion of alpha/beta cells in haploidentical transplantation in reducing graft-versus-host disease;
  • Review current practices in donation-after-cardiac-death (DCD) transplantation and state the impact of the organ procurement organization and transplant program's relationship on the success of a DCD program;
  • List indications, outcomes, and current trends in lung transplantation.
  • State the changes driven by the Milan criteria for liver transplant patients with hepatocellular cancer and alcoholic liver disease;
  • Discuss the advances in organ preservation methods, techniques and device usage, as well as its future direction in organ transplantation; and
  • Describe the experience of organ donation from a transplant recipient's perspective.
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