4th Annual Current Issues in the Care of Dialysis and Transplant Patients 2017

Date & Location
Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM   Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Washington, DC

Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Surgery

This one-day educational symposium will examine kidney and pancreas transplantation with a special emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach in pre and post transplant care. The conference will provide updates on clinical trials in kidney transplantation and immunosuppressive therapies, review measures that could enable live kidney and pancreatic transplantation, offer insight on complex post-transplant issues with a focus on specific population subsets deemed higher risk such as patients with HIV infection, HCV infection, patient with preformed anti-HLA antibodies, a higher BMI, and individuals at risk of medical non-adherence, etc. Additionally, the course will discuss avenues to explore advances in immunosuppression to enable a personalized approach to minimize the risk of post-transplant complications.

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
  1. Discuss recent advances in kidney and/or pancreas transplant
  2. Identify factors that both limit and enhance access to kidney and/or pancreas transplant
  3. Identify patients who may be at risk for both non-compliance and for suboptimal transplant outcomes and implement measures to eliminate and/or minimize such risks and complications
  4. Identify specific patient subsets who are considered at higher risk for lack of access to transplantation and inferior post-transplant outcomes and identify and facilitate transplantation in such patient subgroups, such as those with HIV and HCV infections
  5. Define what constitutes immunologic high risk status and how to overcome such barriers to transplantation
  6. Identify and compare common nutritional abnormalities in ESRD patients before and after kidney transplant
  7. Review pharmacological options to facilitate access, improve post-transplant outcomes and manage HIV infection in transplant patients
  8. Review both the challenges and options for personalization with regards to specific patient subsets and the pharmacological interventions to overcome those challenges
  9. Review the advancements in living donor nephrectomy techniques which have led to increase in live donor transplantation
  10. Recognize the cardiovascular disease burden complexities in patients with kidney failure and identify strategies to reduce risk and improve outcomes
  11. Review pancreatic transplant as treatment option for diabetics with end organ damage due to complications from diabetes
  12. Engage diverse healthcare professionals to develop strategies to meet specific patient care needs for the dialysis and transplant patient
  13. Describe the process of team development and the roles and practices of effective change


Physician: $50
Resident/Fellow: $25
Advanced Practice Clinician: $25
Nurse/Allied Health Professional: $25
Social Worker: $25
Nutritionist/Dietitian: $25

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made in writing by August 25, 2017 will be subject to a 50% penalty. No refunds will be given after August 25, 2017. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, MedStar Health will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any travel costs.

Please call 202-780-1655 or email medstarcme@gmail.com if you have any questions or need any additional information.


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. Nurses who attend a Category 1 CME certified activity can complete the continuing education hours section of the ANCC Professional Development Record in order to document the courses attended and the hours obtained.

For Social Workers
An application has been made to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Metro DC Chapter for continuing education credits.

For Nutritionists and Dietitians
This conference has been certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 6 continuing education credits.