Controversies in transplantation

Cource objectives / general information

This program is designed for healthcare professionals who provide patient care at all levels in transplantation. The course is designed for, but not limited to, surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, nurses, social workers and pharmacists.

The University of Colorado faculty and guest speakers will address controversial topics in transplantation, paired kidney transplantation, pancreas transplantation for diabetes, compensation for organ donation, immunosuppressive strategies, transplanting the sickest patient, and new emerging treatments for HCV.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference, participants
should be able to:

1. Evaluate the risks and benefits of utilizing high KDPI kidneys

2. Summarize the latest HCV treatment in the transplant setting for both liver and kidney recipients

3. Analyze why transplant centers would consider transplanting HCV positive donor liver and kidneys into recipients without HCV infection and develop a management strategy for such recipients

4. Identify indications to pursue living donor liver transplantation within the current liver allocation system