5th Annual Solid Organ Transplantation Symposium

Milwaukee, WI US
November 8, 2017 to November 9, 2017

This educational symposium will showcase updates in state-of-the-art basic science and clinical/translational research works in organ transplantation and immunobiology by scientists and investigators from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, and other academic surgeons from regional transplant programs, who are qualified to report on up-to-date topics. Organ transplantation is a durable life-saving modality. Organ shortage in the United States is the principal limiting factor in the expansion of organ transplantation. There is a need for multidisciplinary collaborative organ transplantation research to develop innovative strategies to a) Increase the number of transplantable organs and b) Improve patient outcomes after transplantation.

The ongoing organ shortage in the United States results in more patients dying while waiting for organ transplantation. Gaining knowledge in state-of-the-art innovations in solid organ transplantation will result in improving patient and graft outcomes.

Target Audience

General Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the current state of solid organ transplantation.
  2. Gain insight into new developments in organ transplantation immunobiology.
  3. Learn innovative treatments to improve patient and graft outcomes.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2017 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
11/09/2017 - 12:00pm
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
PO Box 26509
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Medical College of Wisconsin, HRC Auditorium, H1400

John Fung, MD, PhD
Director of the University of Chicago Medicine Transplantation Institute
Professor and Chief, Section of Transplant Surgery
University of Chicago Medical Center

Courtney Hall
Organ Procurement Coordinator
The Bloodcenter of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Donor Network

Miles Holland
Respiratory Care Practioner
Froedtert Hospital

Johnny Hong, MD
Professor of Surgery
Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery and Organ Transplantation
Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Solid Organ Transplantation

Joohyun Kim, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery

Shima Mehrvar, MS
Doctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ronald Pasewald
Senior Respiratory Therapist
Froedtert Hospital

Katelyn Patterson, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident

Terra Pearson, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery

Pamela Peterson, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Division of Pediatric Critical Care

William Ragalie, MD
General Surgery Resident

Motaz Selim, MD
Division of Transplant Surgery

Lacy Ternes, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Transplant Pharmacist
Froedtert Hospital

Ronald Woods, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

In accordance with the ACCME standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s):




Joseph McGraw, PharmD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy
Concordia University

Microlitics LLC

Acting President of Start-up

Choon Hyuck David Kwon, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine





A. Joseph Tector, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Director of Xenotransplantation Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Xenobridge LLC

United Therapeutics



Peter Friend, MA, MB, MD, FRCS
Professor of Transplantation,
Honorary Consultant Surgeon
Director of Oxford Transplant Centre
Fellow, Green Templeton College
University of Oxford 



In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, these relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.


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 8.25  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 8.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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