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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Making More Out of Less: Addressing Organ Discards and Transplant Access

October 25, 2020 | 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

This session discusses the problem of organ discard in kidney transplantation, reviews the impact of new regulations, and discusses options for patients who are not transplant candidates.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Outline the reasons for organ discard and strategies to avoid it
  • Explain the impact of the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative and new evaluation metrics on transplantation
  • Discuss options for patients who are not transplant candidates

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Richard Nicholas Formica, MD
  • Gayle M. Vranic, MD, MS


  • Waste Not, Want Not
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH, FASN
  • Patients First and Regulations Last? Understanding the New Orders and Metrics
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Ajay K. Israni, MD, MS 
  • All or None? Who Doesn't Benefit from a Kidney Transplant
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Alexander C. Wiseman, MD 
  • Not on the List: Palliative Care and Transplantation
    04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Kirsten Wentlandt, MD, PhD