2015-2016 Webinars



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Management of Immunosuppression in the Setting of Acute Infectious Complications and Malignancy

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Management of Immunosuppression in the Setting of Acute Infectious Complications and Malignancy


Moderator: Robert Brown, MD

Optimal immunosuppression in organ transplantation is a balance between under immunosuppression, which is associated with graft rejection, and over immunosuppression, which is associated with infection and malignancy. Initial immunosuppression is designed to strike this balance. But how should one adjust immunosuppression when this balance is perturbed and there is an acute infectious complication or malignancy?

After participating in this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify risks for development of acute infectious complications and malignancy in renal transplant recipients.
  • Design rational immunosuppression strategies to manage acute infectious complications in renal transplant recipients.
  • Design rational immunosuppression strategies to manage malignancy in renal transplant recipients.

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Standard: $25.00

What Makes for a Good Living Donor Program?

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What Makes for a Good Living Donor Program?


Moderator: Harini Chakkera, MD

After participating in this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  • Define the components of a successful living donor kidney program to evaluate an efficient number of FTE’s and assistant personnel as well as developing and cultivating a culture within that personnel to best support living donors, their support staff, and their needs.
  • Appraise the current resource allocation of their current living donor program and analyze where investments might be best undertaken to begin process improvements.
  • Evaluate current living donor program metrics beyond number of potential donors and number of organs transplanted to work towards a more critical evaluation of measuring success in personnel activities as well as patient safety and program quality.

Speaker(s):
  • Matt Cooper, MD, Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute
Standard: $25.00

Meeting Review: Cutting Edge of Transplantation: Solving the Organ Shortage

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Meeting Review: Cutting Edge of Transplantation: Solving the Organ Shortage


AST's Cutting Edge of Transplantation welcomed a record number of attendees to Phoenix February 25 - 27. During nearly 30 hours of sessions over three days, transplant professionals explored the history behind the organ shortage, what we are doing now to address the issues, and the direction we should take going forward. If you missed the meeting, this is your chance to understand the key highlights from CEOT. Dr. Formica will present the major takeaways, covering topics from allocation to organ utilization to policy to incentives/disincentives. This is a truly multidisciplinary webinar which will be useful to all transplant organ specialties. You may have missed CEOT but don't miss this highlights webinar.

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Standard: $25.00

Kidney Allocation System Update: Where Are We So Far?

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Kidney Allocation System Update: Where Are We So Far?


Moderator: Nicole Turgeon, MD

The Kidney Allocation System (KAS) was markedly revised on December 4, 2014, resulting in a major early alteration in national kidney distribution. Since a major objective was to provide equity in access to challenged candidates while not compromising vulnerable populations, and allowing for the bolus effects, this presentation will examine first year outcomes and assess the success in meeting the projected KAS goals.

After participating in this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the changes in kidney transplant distribution across recipient categories
  2. Distinguish the changes which will be maintained at a new level following the resolution of the initial bolus effect
  3. Begin to formulate potential modifications to KAS which would further achieve equity in allocation

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00

Strategies to Improve Recipient Readiness and Reduce Disparities

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Strategies to Improve Recipient Readiness and Reduce Disparities


Moderator: Leo Riella, MD, PhD - Harvard Medical School

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Standard: $25.00

Pediatric Re-transplantation: Who, When, and How to Ensure the Best Outcome

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Pediatric Re-transplantation: Who, When, and How to Ensure the Best Outcome


Moderator: Vikas Dharnidharka, MD

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Standard: $25.00

An Update on Current Concepts in Donor Specific Antibody Testing

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An Update on Current Concepts in Donor Specific Antibody Testing


Moderator: Leonardo Riella, MD, PhD

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Standard: $25.00

Significance, Identification and Treatment of Post-thoracic Transplant Circulating Antibodies

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Significance, Identification and Treatment of Post-thoracic Transplant Circulating Antibodies


Moderator: Monica Colvin, MD, MS

The presence of donor specific antibodies predisposes the thoracic allograft to the risk of antibody mediated rejection, chronic graft dysfunction and increased mortality. Optimal outcomes depend upon a comprehensive understanding of the significance of circulating antibodies after transplantation. What are the best strategies for defining deleterious antibodies, what are the current available therapies to address these and how effective are they?

After participating in this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the significance of circulating antibodies in patients awaiting thoracic transplantation or in patients with development of de novo antibodies after transplantation.
  2. Order appropriate tests to detect relevant donor specific antibodies.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00

Multi-drug-resistant Organisms

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Multi-drug-resistant Organisms


Moderator: Shirish Huprikar, MD

Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) pose a particular threat to solid organ transplant recipients. Infections due to these pathogens are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and current therapeutic options are limited.

After participating in this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology and outcomes of select MDRO infections in solid organ transplant recipients.
  2. Describe an approach to the use of organs from donors colonized or infected with CRE.
  3. Discuss the role of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship in curtailing the spread of MDROs in solid organ transplant recipients.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00

Precision Medicine Approaches in Transplantation

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Precision Medicine Approaches in Transplantation


Moderator: Julie Yabu, MD

 

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Standard: $25.00
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