Never Say Never: Looking at Potential Transplant Candidates Differently

May 10, 2019

Transplant experts will discuss the new allocation system and KPD and their impact on living donation. Faculty will facilitate a discussion on expanded criteria recipients such as the elderly and the frail. Attendees will be presented data regarding transplanting from donors with known Hep C positivity and HIV positivity.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Dialysis Technicians 
Activity Information:

Friday, May 10 from 4pm to 5:30pm Eastern Time. 

Method of Participation:

Participants will attend the live webinar and submit an online activity evaluation.  Participants have up to four (4) weeks after the webinar to complete the online activity evaluation. 

Learning Objectives

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Review the impact of the current allocation system and KPD on transplant outcomes and wait times
  • Discuss whether we can safely transplant patients above age 75 and frail patients
  • Outline the risks and challenges of utilizing kidneys from know Hep C and HIV donors
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
Course opens: 
02/22/2019
Course expires: 
07/01/2019
Event starts: 
05/10/2019 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
05/10/2019 - 5:30pm
Cost:
$50.00
Parent activity set: 
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures

Peter Kennaeley, MD
Surgical Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, CO
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Matthew Cooper, MD
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute
Washington, DC
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

David Serur, MD
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant
NYP-Weill Cornell, Rogosin
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures

Matthew Cooper, MD
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute
Washington, DC
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan, MA
Senior Director, Professional Education
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional Education Manager
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Declaration of Disclosure:

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 prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they 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 perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

In support of improving patient care, the National Kidney Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Physician Assistant 

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 PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.  

Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Social Worker

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 1.5 continuing education credits.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/22/2019
Course expires: 
07/01/2019

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

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Contact Information:

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