Emerging Issues in Transplantation – A Colloquium
Emerging Issues in Organ Transplantation – A Colloquium will describe the current status of contentious issues in transplantation and consider their future implications with particular emphasis on the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care and research. This 1.5-day innovative conference is designed to juxtapose representatives from the academic, clinical, political, regulatory, industry, patient advocacy, and research communities and, thus, providing a forum for constructive debate on key issues in a highly visible and interactive environment.
This conference will focus on current issues in the field that are in varied states of transition, including factors influencing organ allocation, extending Medicare reimbursement for transplant recipients, the impact of increased oversight of regulatory agencies on quality of care measures, and areas that have an impact on special populations. An additional key objective of the conference will be to provide stimulus for subsequent interactions between regulatory agencies, leaders in the transplant community, patient advocates, and clinicians to foster continued evolution of these discussions.
Who Should Attend?
Physicians, Transplant Professionals, Surgeons, Nurses, Trainees, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Transplant Administrators.
By Attending You Will Learn How To:
- Identify key factors affecting morbidity and mortality risks in living donation transplantation and their effect on donor programs
- Explain living donor registry and disclosure of complications
- Compare the available methods for measuring quality of life after transplantation
- Describe the strategies to address the challenges associated with liver transplants, especially in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis disease
- Summarize the trends and clinical impact of data on rejection and other endpoints in liver, lung, heart, kidney, and composite tissue transplants
- Discuss strategies to address barriers to transplantation – socioeconomic, cultural, and educational methods to improve adherence