1st Annual MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute Symposium 2018

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Date & Location
Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD

Target Audience
Bariatric Surgery, Cardiology, Critical Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Transplant

MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute is proud to be hosting the 1st Annual MedStar Georgetown Transplant Symposium (MGTI 2018) taking place May 19, 2018. The educational program will consist of three parallel tracks navigating the diagnosis and treatment options for kidney, pancreas, liver, and intestines requiring a transplant. These tracks include: Advances in Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Current Issues in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Dialysis, and Update on Transplantation for Children.  The Liver track will cover topics such as chronic liver diseases, understanding the liver transplant process, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Through the Kidney and Pancreas track, the learner will gain a better understanding of the new kidney allocation system, post transplant care, managing the wait list, and living donor transplantation. The third track, Update on Transplantation for Children, will examine updates on intrahepatic cholestasis syndromes, pediatric intestinal transplantation, and the transition from pediatric to adult intestinal failure and transplant care. MGTI 2018 offers an educational experience for attendees to interact in an interprofessional learning environment with designated tracks, lectures and panel discussions. 


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
  1. Demonstrate improved management of infantile intrahepatic cholestatic liver disease, including role of various surgical interventions, outcomes, and indications for transplantation.
  2. Demonstrate improved management of chronic pancreatitis in children, particularly as relates to nutrition support.
  3. Explain long-term outcomes in pediatric intestinal transplantation and the immunological barriers to achieving long-term graft function.
  4. Identify infectious problems in intestinal failure, extended central vein access, and their management.
  5. Recognize thrombotic complications of long-term central vein access and their management.
  6. Utilize methods to achieve optimal multidisciplinary care in ambulatory management of pediatric patients with intestinal failure
  7. Establish a framework for the eventual transition of care of older patients to adult providers.
  8. Discuss recent advances in kidney and/or pancreas transplant
  9. Recognize factors that both limit and enhance access to kidney and/or pancreas transplant
  10. Identify factors to improve transplant outcomes
  11. Indicate specific patient subsets who are considered at higher risk for lack of access to transplantation and inferior post-transplant outcomes
  12. Recognize what constitutes immunologic high risk status and how to overcome such barriers to transplantation
  13. Define the role of obesity in kidney transplant patients with focus on nutrition
  14. Review pharmacological options to facilitate access, improve post-transplant outcomes and manage HIV infection in transplant patients
  15. Distinguish the challenges and options for personalization with regards to specific patient subsets and the pharmacological interventions to overcome those challenges
  16. Discuss the current screening strategies, staging mechanisms and treatment options for patients with liver diseases and cirrhosis
  17. Compare the indications and contraindications for liver transplant with the goal of increasing patient access and improving outcomes
  18. Recognize the importance surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients at increased risk
  19. Identify common clinical scenarios and evidence-based management of patients with liver diseases
  20. Identify the latest treatment recommendations of patients with Hepatitis C and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  21. Discuss the indications for intestinal rehabilitation and transplant


Early Bird Registration Fees through Friday, February 16, 2018:

  • Physician $75
  • Resident/Fellow $50
  • Advanced Practice Clinician $50
  • Nurse $50
  • Allied Health Professional $50
  • Social Worker $50
  • Dietitian $50
  • Industry $250

Registration Fees through Saturday, May 19, 2018:

  • Physician $125
  • Resident/Fellow $90
  • Advanced Practice Clinician $90
  • Allied Health Professional $90
  • Nurse $90
  • Social Worker $90
  • Dietitian $90
  • Industry $250


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.