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

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

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


Registration is now closed.

If you have a question about your registration, please contact Ashley Roseboro at (202) 780-1656 before 2:00 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017. After 12 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017 you will need to register on-site. 

On-site registration will open at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center at 7:15 am on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

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. Review the advancements in living donor nephrectomy techniques which have led to increase in live donor transplantation
  4. Recognize the cardiovascular disease burden complexities in patients with kidney failure and identify strategies to reduce risk and improve outcomes
  5. Review pancreatic transplant as treatment option for diabetics with end organ damage due to complications from diabetes
  6. Identify the role that social workers play in educating health professionals about the cultural, economic and social factors that influence a patient’s participation in healthcare and decision making
  7. Demonstrate how the community, medical or dialysis social workers can facilitate access to transplant
  8. Identify the key factors in the partnership between the social worker and the transplant team that can improve overall outcomes for the patient
  9. Gain knowledge of tools available to assess an individual’s readiness to engage successfully in transplant lifestyle.
  10. Identify intervention strategies or resources that target removing psychosocial barriers to transplant
  11. Identify at-risk nutrients due to metabolic alterations in ESRD
  12. Recognize current options for management of nutritional deficiencies in ESRD
  13. Discuss emerging trends in managing nutritional deficiencies in ESRD
  14. Discuss changes in nutrient metabolism after kidney transplant


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.