Transplant Joint Symposium: Access and Innovation in Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation & Debates and Dilemmas in Liver Disease Practice

Wauwatosa, WI US
April 13, 2024

This educational activity is designed with two parallel tracks for a diverse audience. The symposium will highlight best practices, access, and innovation in pancreas and kidney transplantation, and contemporary issues in liver disease management, to include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver failure, and acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAH). Invited speakers include distinguished academic providers who can provide up-to-date summaries of the topics.

Target Audience

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Dietitians
  • Dialysis technicians

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Explain the current listing criteria for kidney and pancreas transplantation, and the new options that increase access to organ offers.
  • Counsel patients on the available options for organ matching and utilize available resources that remove disincentives to donation.
  • Discuss the efficacy, safety, and anticipated outcomes for treatment therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) management, including neoadjuvant regimens, surgical resection, liver transplant, and palliative care.
  • Incorporate best practice medical management of liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension and acute-on-chronic liver failure.
  • Evaluate patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAH) and recent heavy alcohol use for liver transplantation and apply appropriate cognitive, behavioral, and pharmacologic therapies for alcohol use disorder (AUD) patients.
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Contact

Name: 
Theresa Neitzel
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1829
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
11/28/2023
Course expires: 
08/16/2024
Event starts: 
04/13/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/13/2024 - 5:00pm CDT
Cost:
$2.00

This symposium features two concurrent tracks: Access & Innovation in Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation and Debates & Dilemmas in Liver Disease Practice. Attendees are asked to select their primary track when registering, however, they are encouraged to move between sessions as they desire. 
Meals, refreshment breaks, and the keynote lecture will be held jointly with all attendees.

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 Access & Innovation in Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation - Saturday, April 13, 2024 

Time

Session

Speaker

07:30 AM Registration, breakfast, exhibitor booths 
07:55 AM Welcome Remarks & Initiation Matthew Cooper, MD
SESSION I  Chair: Matthew Cooper, MD
08:00 AM Basics of Transplant Listing Deborah Cook, RN
08:30 AM Collaboration with the Community in Transplantation Beje Thomas, MD 
09:00 AM Understanding the Role and Value of Pancreas Transplantation  Ty Dunn, MD, MS
09:30 AM Discussion Session I speakers
10:00 AM Refreshment Break & Exhibitions 
SESSION II  Chair: Beje Thomas, MD
10:15 AM Benefits of Living Donation and Paired Kidney Exchange Emily Joachim, MD
11:00 AM

 Keynote Address:
 Evolving Paradigms in Liver Transplantation for Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis 

 Alexandre Louvet, MD, PhD
12:00 PM Lunch & Exhibitions 
01:00 PM The Voice of the Patient - Living Donor Panel Leah Betthauser, MSW
 Anna Gaddy, MD
01:30 PM How to Find a Donor Tanya Andersen, RN, BSN
02:00 PM Refreshment Break & Exhibitions 
SESSION III  Chair: Ty Dunn, MD, MS
02:15 PM Robotic Kidney Donation and Kidney Transplant Emre Arpali, MD, PhD
02:45 PM The Future is Now: Kidney for Life Matthew Cooper, MD
03:15 PM Into the Future: The Advent of AI, Xenotransplantation, 3-D Printing, and the Artificial Kidney  Beje Thomas, MD
03:45 PM Discussion Session III speakers
04:00 PM Closing Remarks & Adjourn 

 

Debates and Dilemmas in Liver Disease Practice - Saturday, April 13, 2024 

Time

Session

Speaker

07:30 AM Registration, breakfast, exhibitor booths 
07:55 AM Welcome Remarks & Initiation 
SESSION I: Debates and Dilemmas in Managing Hepatocellular Carcinoma  Chair: Raj Prasad, MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCS
08:00 AM How Should I Bridge or Downstage Hepatocellular Carcinoma for Liver Transplantation? The Case for Locoregional Interventional Therapy  William S. Rilling, MD, FSIR 
08:15 AM How Should I Bridge or Downstage Hepatocellular Carcinoma for Liver Transplantation? The Case for Systemic Therapy Ben George, MD
08:30 AM How Should I Bridge or Downstage Hepatocellular Carcinoma for Liver Transplantation? The Case for Radiation Therapy William A. Hall, MD
08:45 AM Discussion and audience Q&A with session chair 
09:00 AM Liver Resection for HCC Raj Prasad, MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCS 
09:15 AM Is Liver Transplantation an Option for HCC with Vascular Invasion? Veronica Loy, DO
09:30 AM When Treating HCC Becomes Futile James Esteban, MD
09:45 AM Discussion and audience Q&A with session chair 
10:00 AM Refreshment break and exhibitions 
SESSION II: Liver Transplantation for Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis  Chair: Veronica Loy, DO
10:15 AM Simulated Transplant Selection Meeting: Discussing patients with severe alcohol-associated hepatitis and recent heavy alcohol use for liver transplantation  Panelists: Alexandre Louvet, MD, PhD; Calvin Martin Eriksen, MD; Kia Saeian, MD, MSc, EPI; Cynthia Schulzetenberg, PA-C; Stephanie C Zanowski, PhD
11:00 AM Keynote Address:
 Evolving Paradigms in Liver Transplantation for Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis
 Alexandre Louvet, MD, PhD
12:00 PM Lunch and exhibitions 
1:00 PM Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies for Alcohol Use Disorder Allison Stephans, MSW, LCSW
1:25 PM Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol Use Disorder in Liver Disease and Liver Transplant Ian Steele, MD
1:50 PM Discussion and audience Q&A with session chair 
2:00 PM Refreshment break and exhibitions 
SESSION III: Debates and Dilemmas in the Management of Pre-Transplant Patients  Chair: Phaedra Tachtatzis, MD, MRCP, MBChB
2:15 PM Academic Debate: Assessment of Sarcopenia and Frailty in Liver Transplant Candidates: Blessing or Curse?

 Mentors: James Esteban, MD; Juan Pablo Trivella, MD
Judges: Joohyun Kim, MD, PhD; Alexandre Louvet, MD, PhD; Achuthan Sourianarayanane, MD, MRCP, FOMA

3:00 PM Managing Portal Hypertension in Pre-Transplant Patients Phaedra Tachtatzis, MD, MRCP, MBChB
3:25 PM Best Practices in Managing Acute Liver Failure Terra Pearson, MD
3:50 PM Discussion and audience Q&A with session chair 
4:00 PM Closing remarks and adjourn 
Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel
2300 N. Mayfair Rd
Revel Ballroom, 2nd floor
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
United States

The Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel is located at 2300 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI, 53226. The symposium will be held in the Revel Ballroom on the second floor.

Parking: Complimentary parking is available onsite. Both lot and garage parking are available.

Lodging: You may book a room at a rate of $179/night as part of the symposium room block. Use the link here to book directly: Book Your Group for MCW Surgery Transplant Symposium | Marriott International. Reservations for the room block must be made by Friday, March 22, 2024.

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ACCME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Medical College of Wisconsin 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.

HOURS OF PARTICIPATION FOR ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

DIETITIAN CREDIT STATEMENT
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ are accepted as continuing education units (CEU) for the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO) Certified Clinical Transplant Dietitian (CCTD) certification, given that the topics are solid organ transplant specific. Please check the NATCO website for further details. 

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 6.5 Nursing Contact Hours are available. Successful completion of the activity will require attendance at the entire activity and completion of an evaluation form.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS & SOCIAL WORKERS
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ offered by an ACCME-approved organization may fulfill the requirements of continuing education hours for a number of health professionals including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and social workers. Many societies, credentialing bodies, and state licensing boards accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure and recertification. Please contact your licensing board prior to registering for the course if you have any questions on whether this activity will qualify.

ABS Reporting
Learners who have completed the attestation statement and claimed credit within 15 days of the activity will have their credit reported to the ABS.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

If you would like to exhibit at the symposium, please contact Theresa Neitzel at 414-955-1829 or surgeryevents@mcw.edu. The Medical College of Wisconsin appreciates the support provided by our exhibitors.

Price

Cost:
$2.00
Please login or register to take this course.

PRIMARY TRACKS: You are asked to select a primary track (Kidney & Pancreas or Liver - the session that you anticipate attending for a majority of the day) when registering. Attendees are not limited to their primary track and may move between rooms as they desire. This information is used for event planning purposes only.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Register at https://ocpe.mcw.edu. Select "Login" in the upper right corner and follow the prompts to login to your existing account or create a new account. Then, select Transplant Joint Symposium under “Featured Courses,” select "Register", and follow the prompts.

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REGISTRATION FEES:

Fees include registration, CME certification, breakfast, and lunch. All registrations will be assessed $2.00 non-refundable processing fee.

Participant

Registration Fee

Physician

$75

Advanced Practice Provider

$50

Dietitian, Dialysis Technician, Nurse, Social Worker, or other Allied Health Professional

$25

Trainee (fellow, resident, or student)*

$0

* TRAINEE REGISTRATION: 

For complimentary trainee registration, please email surgeryevents@mcw.edu or contact Theresa Neitzel at (414-955-1829).

REFUND POLICY: 

Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations postmarked March 29, 2024, or earlier will be fully refunded. No refunds are available for cancellations postmarked after March 29.

REGISTRATION SCAMS:

Registration for courses managed by MCW Office of Continuing Professional Development can only be completed through our portal at https://ocpe.mcw.edu/. Course registrations made through other sites cannot be honored. MCW Office of Continuing Professional Development is not able to refund fees paid through unaffiliated registration sites, such as eMedEvents.com, MedConfWorld.com, EventEgg.com, and 10times.com. Please report any unauthorized websites or solicitations for registrations to cme@mcw.edu.