We are very pleased to announce the next interactive, online, webinar, ‘virtual classroom’ teaching modules from the Education Committee of The Transplantation Society.
This program is designed as an advanced curriculum in Renal Transplantation to be made available to members of TTS world wide free of charge. This curriculum will be administered through online webinars from June 2015 at monthly intervals. Experts on the key topics in the field of transplantation will present the interactive webinars. The courses will be designed incorporating the new learning and teaching techniques as described in the TTS Distinguished Educator course. The target audience for this series is doctors and trainees, who have a keen interest in advancing their knowledge in renal transplantation. This will enable them to practice the state-of-the--art medicine anywhere in the world. This series will be CME accredited and those who complete the entire series will be awarded the TTS Certificate in Advanced Renal Transplantation.
Nithya KrishnanCourse Co-Director
Consultant Transplant Nephrologist
University Hospital Coventry &
Warwickshire NHS Trust
Coventry, United Kingdom
Medhat AskarCourse Co-Director
Cleveland, OH, United States
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016 - 8AM MONTREAL TIME (1PM BRUSSELS)
RECIPIENT ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
Dr. DANIEL ABRAMOWICZ, MD, PhD
Dr. COLM MAGEE, MD
The online certificate site will be available the end of the day March 22, 2015 through May 22, 2016. After that date, the site will be removed and certificates will no longer be available. If you need a CME certificate, you must complete the evaluation and certificate process prior to that date; otherwise you will forfeit your credit for the course.
Daniel Abramowicz, MD, PhD, is professor of nephrology and since 2013 head of the department of Nephrology-Hypertension of the Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp (Belgium). He was formerly the head of the renal transplantation program at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium where more than 2500 renal transplantation have been performed.
Dr. Abramowicz has completed a doctoral thesis in 1994, on "Induction of transplantation tolerance in mice". He is author and co-author of more than 200 articles dealing mainly with immunosuppressive regimens in renal transplantation, that have been published among others in Transplantation, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Transplantation, and Kidney International.
Dr. Abramowicz is Subject Editor for Transplantation for Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. He was a member of the expert group that issued the European Best Practice Guidelines on renal transplantation in 2000 and 2002, and is now member of the European Renal Best Practice advisory board of the ERA-EDTA.
(http://www.european-renal-best-practice.org). He has chaired a working party commissioned by the European Renal Best Practice advisory board to update the European guidelines on renal transplantation. He is chairman of the Descartes ERA-EDTA working group on Transplantation (http://www.era-edta.org/descartes/descartes.htm).
- Should we actively screen for presence of malignancy in kidney transplant candidates? Is presence or history of malignancy a contraindication to kidney transplantation?
- Under which conditions can HIV infected patients be enrolled on the waiting list?
- Should focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) as underlying cause of end-stage kidney disease preclude waitlisting for transplantation and does it influence graft and patient survival post-transplantation?
- Does pre-transplant tobacco smoking in patients influence patient or graft survival?
- Should obesity preclude waitlisting for kidney transplantation and is there a difference in outcomes post-transplantation between those with and without obesity?
- How should screening for potential cardiovascular disease in the potential recipient be done in a cost-effective way?
- When and for which indications should native nephrectomy be performed in kidney transplant candidates awaiting kidney transplantation?
- What are the indications for an additional haemodialysis session in the recipient immediately before the transplantation procedure?
- In kidney transplant recipients, what are the effects of using a JJ stent at the time of operation on outcomes?
- At what level of GFR should a patient be pre-emptively transplanted?
After the webinar, the attendees should have learned the main issues to be assessed before wait-listing a patient with regards to malignancies, cardiovascular diseases, recurrence of native kidney disease, necessity for pre-transplant nephrectomy, listing of HIV patients, necessity to dialyse the patient pre-Tx, and how to deal with obesity and smoking pre-transplant.
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Participants must complete pass the posttest with 80% or better and complete an evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.
Accreditation StatementThe Transplantation Society (TTS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation StatementThe Transplantation Society designates this enduring material activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Note for CME regarding Europeans
Mutual recognition of credits between the American Medical Association and the UEMS-European Accreditation Council for CME. See the link below for more information.
Note for CME regarding Canadians
See link below for the AMA agreement with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada regarding CME credit conversion.
Program Learning Objectives
- Identify, explain, analyze the key clinical and physiological concepts of kidney transplantation
- Be able to relate and apply the key concepts of kidney transplantation in the day-to-day clinical practice.
- Employ a systematic approach in responding to diverse clinical scenarios related to kidney transplantation.
- Formulate appropriate management plans for clinical scenarios kidney transplantation
- Develop and modify these skills to be able to contribute to the education and professional development of junior colleagues.
All faculty participating in the continuing medical education programs sponsored by The Transplantation Society are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).We acknowledge the potential presence of limitations on information, including, but not limited to: data that represents ongoing research; interim analysis; preliminary data; unsupported opinion; or approaches to care that, while supported by some research studies, do not represent the only opinion or approach to care supported by research.
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