2020 Piedmont Kidney Transplant Seminar
The Piedmont Kidney Transplant Seminar is designed to provide information and education to kidney professionals who work with potentially eligible kidney transplant patients. This activity is meant to highlight preferential treatment to kidney transplant as allowing for better outcomes and improved quality of life for kidney patients compared to other treatment modalities. The Piedmont Kidney Transplant Seminar highlights the transplant process conducted at Piedmont Mason Clinic and emphasizes new developments and methods to increase the number of patients receiving kidney transplants.
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- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioner
- Social Workers
- Dialysis Technicians
- Transplant Coordinators
Tuesday, September 15th from 8:00am to 3:30pm.
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Method of Participation:
Participants will attend the live symposia and submit an online activity evaluation. Participants have up to four (4) weeks after the event to complete the online activity evaluation.
Speaker (include affiliation, city, state)
Breakfast and registration
Welcome and Introduction to Piedmont Kidney Transplant program
Dr. Eric Gibney
Piedmont Kidney Transplant path to listing
Stephanie Skipper, RN
Living Donor and surgical considerations to transplant along with a patient experience/ Considering the weight assessment for candidacy; impacts on eligibility and options for weight loss
Dr. Jonathan Hundley
Lunch and presentation by CareDx and Veloxis sponsors of the event
Organ Donation LifeLink ® of Georgia and Your Role in the Process
Kim Kottemann, MBA
Addressing Barriers to Transplant and the Georgia Transplant Foundation
Hannah Graves, LMSW & Angell Bray-Darden, LMSW
Wrap-up, evaluation and certificate of completion instructions and question and answer session
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy
It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) they or their family members may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity. If, on the basis of information disclosed, a conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on established policies by NKF. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NKF, ACCME, ACPE or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Faculty members are also required to disclose to the activity audience when an unlabeled use of a commercial product, or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose, is discussed during an educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide attendees with information prior to their participation in the educational activity, and allow the audience to be fully informed in the evaluation of the information being presented. The program book will note those individuals who have disclosed relationships, including the nature of the relationships and the associated commercial entities. This information will also be presented to the audience prior to the activity via podium announcement and slide presentation.
NKF’s Expectation of Presenters
Through Continuing Education Programs, NKF promotes excellence in kidney healthcare education. NKF expects that all presenters affiliated with this activity will provide informative and fully accurate content that reflects the highest level of scientific rigor and integrity.
The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician
Awarded 5.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 5.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 5.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Kidney Foundation is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Kidney Foundation maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5.0 continuing education credits.
Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
The National Kidney Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing transplant education by the American Board for Transplant Certification: CEPTC Provider Number #170-41. This activity is pending approval.
- 5.00 AANP Contact Hours
- 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 5.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
- 5.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
- 5.00 Attendance
- 5.00 ABTC Continuing Education Points
- 5.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
- 5.00 CDR CPEUs
- 5.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours