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Join us at the Cleveland Clinic Emerging Issues in Organ Transplantation – A Colloquium

Co-provided by two nationally recognized transplant centers, Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center and Medical University of South Carolina Transplant Center, the Emerging Issues in Transplantation – A Colloquium is a 1 1/2 day conference 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. 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 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. 

Educational Benefits

Through these educational offerings, health care practitioners will be able to advance their knowledge and incorporate the most up-to-date evidence into their clinical practice and, thus, optimize patient outcomes. Participants completing the learning activities will be able to do the following: 

  • Develop Staff and fund outreach program
  • Assess the problems with maturation of an outreach program
  • Integrate telemedicine and measure the value of outreach in a transplant Program
  • Critique and explore new techniques in the field of transplant
  • Predict potential problems during surgery and be better prepared on how to handle issues that arise therefore improving patient outcomes
  • Utilize new supplemental tools to prolong an organ’s viability window which will result in increasing on the number of patients a center operates on annually.
  • Summarize the trends and clinical impact of data on management of HIV patients
  • Review the strategies to address the challenges of treating transplant patients with HCV (Pre, Post, HCC and Special Populations)
  • Debate the validity of recent drug trials and evaluate the impact on treatment of patients
  • Use lessons learned from the recent Liver Transplant reallocation to prepare for the effect the new system will have on each transplant center
  • Reflect on the impact transplant has on global healthcare community and the part that he or she plays in the future growth of transplantation
  • Evaluate the increasing influence that quality oversight has on organ transplantation.

Nursing/ Administrator Session Objectives

  • Describe 5 key steps in preparing for a CME Survey
  • Demonstrate program strengths with PI projects
  • Prepare charts and graphs demonstrating data analysis
  • Describe the importance of quality and the value a quality program has for a new transplant center
  • Creating the circle: Incorporating the Deming Wheel/PDSA Cycle into your quality program
  • Discuss the challenges and rewards of a quality program within a new transplant program
  • Describe utilization of a care model to determine competency content
  • List intervention targeted at staff nurse abilities to assist patients with medication adherence
  • Identify the function of the scope of practice and the standards of practice statement
  • Describe the scope of transplant nursing practice
  • Discuss the implications of implementing scope and standards into practice
  • Describe first generation devices to current generation devices
  • Describe challenges and rewards of device support
  • Discuss the difference between first generation and current generation devices

Who Should Attend?

This activity is designed for physicians, transplant professionals, surgeons, nurses, trainees, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, transplant administrators, and other health care professionals with an interest in organ transplantation. 



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