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


Online registration is now closed. 

If you have a question about your registration, please call us at (202) 780-1656 before 2:00 pm on Friday May 2018.  After 12pm on Friday May 2018, you will need to register on-site. 

On-site registration will open at the Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD  on Saturday May 19, 2018, at 7 AM. 

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. 

The ABTC Board of Governors has granted a total of 6.25 Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) to the MedStar Health offering 2018 1st Annual MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute Symposium.

This program has been approved for continuing education through the Commission on Dietetic Registration up to 6 hours.


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


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 $300


In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 25.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.