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Kidney Week

Kidney Transplantation: 2021 Update

ASN thanks the American Society of Transplantation for Assistance with this program.

Course Description

This program focuses on the evaluation and management of kidney transplant patients. A panel of experts discusses novel strategies for appropriate donor selection, including paired kidney donation, desensitization, and other ways to maximize rates of organ transplantation. Highlighted topics include optimal immunosuppression strategies that incorporate an individualized approach, considering biomarkers and patient subtypes.

Managing complications merits its own series of sessions, with such subjects as acute and chronic T-cell and antibody-mediated rejection, recurrent disease, malignancies, and opportunistic infections. Recent management guidelines address COVID-19 in kidney transplant patients. Additional presentations provide overviews of immunology, tissue typing, and cellular therapies.

All on-demand presentations will be available starting Monday, October 25. This program will feature two live, interactive sessions on October 27-28 which will be available on-demand after the live sessions. Note: There is no syllabus.

ASN designates this blended learning activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity is awarded up to 11.50 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists: This live educational offering has been approved for 11.50 contact hours.

(The credits total will be updated based on actual time.)

Course Objective(s)

Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to: 1) describe the evaluation and management of transplant candidates and potential living donors; 2) discuss current immunosuppression approaches and their risks and benefits; 3) formulate management guidelines for common complications after kidney transplant, such as graft rejection and dysfunction; and 4) identify disparities that occur in the kidney transplant evaluation process.

Course Chair(s)

  • Fuad S. Shihab, MD, FASN
  • Karin A. True, MD, FASN

Sessions

  • Kidney Transplantation: 2021 Update (On-Demand)
    October 25, 2021 | 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only |
  • Kidney Transplantation: 2021 Update (On-Demand)

    October 25, 2021 | 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM

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  • Kidney Transplantation: 2021 Update (Live-Stream 1)
    October 27, 2021 | 01:00 PM - 03:05 PM
    Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only |
  • Kidney Transplantation: 2021 Update (Live-Stream 1)

    October 27, 2021 | 01:00 PM - 03:05 PM

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  • Kidney Transplantation: 2021 Update (Live-Stream 2)
    October 28, 2021 | 08:00 AM - 10:05 AM
    Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only |
  • Kidney Transplantation: 2021 Update (Live-Stream 2)

    October 28, 2021 | 08:00 AM - 10:05 AM

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