3rd Annual Transplant Symposium

3rd Annual Transplant Symposium


Due to the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19 and our desire to slow its progression, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education has made the difficult decision to postpone the 3rd Annual Transplant Symposium. The planning committee is working to reschedule this educational activity soon. If you are registered for this educational event, we will send you an email when a new date has been selected.

Questions? Please contact Whitney VanArsdall via email.

New Date: TBD  |  Omaha, Nebraska

This symposium aspires to bring together staff from dialysis facilities, transplant centers, organ procurement organizations (OPOs), and nephrology practices to discuss barriers to patients progressing through transplant evaluation to the waiting list. Nebraska Medicine is collaborating with Qsource-ESRD Network 12, which oversees the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) contract for Network 12 (NE, KS, IA, and MO).

One of the quality improvement activities from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the networks is aimed at increasing the percent of prevalent dialysis patients on the waitlist. One of our goals is to help facilitate communication and understanding between the two “silos” of transplant and dialysis.

Agenda Coming Soon

Target Audience

This symposium is intended for nephrologists, nurses, dialysis technicians, facility administrators, social workers, transplant coordinators, and OPO staff.

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Recognize the components and purpose of the CMS Transplant Quality Improvement Activity
  2. Identify how transplant centers handle patient referrals, including candidate evaluation, assessment of risk, waitlist management, and organ selection
  3. Explain the kidney allocation process as related to Kidney Donor Profile Index/Estimated Post-Transplant Survival (KDPI/EPTS) scores
  4. Describe the role of organ procurement organizations in kidney transplantation
  5. Explain the possible impact of the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health on the transplant community
  6. Recognize the importance of nutrition in both the pre- and post-transplanted patient

Continuing Education Credits

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

6.5 Contact Hours Awarded

Nebraska Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.