State of the Art: Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Registration: 7:30AM
Course Adjourns: 3:50PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton
19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152

Course Co-Directors

Course Brochure

Target Audience

This course will be of particular interest to nephrologists, primary care physicians, dialysis center staff, nurses, social workers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who care for kidney and pancreas transplant candidates and recipients.

Course Objectives

The goal of this course is for the following objectives to be understood and utilized within your practice:
• True risk of transmission of infection associated with increased risk donors
• Prescribe opioids using evidence based recommendations for acute pain
• Role of acute prescribing in the opioid epidemic in the U.S.
• Identify non-narcotic strategies following kidney donation and transplant
• Components of an enhanced recovery after surgery program
• Assessment strategies and patterns of chronic opioid use utilizing the MAPS/NarxCare report
• Case studies of potential transplant patients with chronic opioid use
• Treatment options for patients who misuse/overuse opioids
• In what way the age of the donor impacts how kidneys are allocated
• How to evaluate donor options for pediatric and elderly transplant candidates
• Unique aspects of young adult patients
• Importance of frailty assessment during the kidney transplant evaluation
• Recognizing the prevalence of frailty and cognitive impairment among kidney transplant candidates and recipients
• Adverse events associated with frailty and cognitive impairment
• Strategies for improving outcomes in medically frail transplant candidates
• Benefits of transplantation of children with end-stage kidney transplantation
• Key differences between adult and pediatric kidney transplantation

Registration Information

Registration fees include refreshments and educational materials. You are urged to register as soon as you are certain of attending as we cannot guarantee educational materials for participants who are not preregistered by October 4, 2018. Checks (in US currency) must be payable to the University of Michigan. American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover are also accepted. Payment is due at time of registration.

Registration Rates

  • General Rate
    • $100, non-refundable
  • U-M Faculty and Staff
    • $50

Registration Options

Online: Register Here
Mail or Fax: Registration Form


Conference registrations, including parking information and maps, will be confirmed by email. If you do not receive confirmation, or if the information is in question, please contact 734-936-7093.

Recording the Program

Recording the program with battery-operated tape recorders not requiring podium microphones is permitted for the registrant’s personal use.

Accreditation & Credit Designation

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category I credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. An application has been submitted to the American Osteopathic Association for credits.  Other credits by specialty may apply. 

Nurses: The Michigan State Board of Nursing recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as an approved provider of continuing medical education for nurses. CME credits awarded at this program may be applied to the 25 hour relicensing requirements, per Rule 2.a., Michigan State Board of Nursing. 

Social Work: An application has been submitted for CEs with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

Transplant Certification: An application has been submitted to the American Board for Transplant Certification for Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs).

Program Schedule

Please see the course brochure for further information.

Contact Information

U-M Transplant Center
300 North Ingalls Street, Room 5D17
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5415

Phone: (734) 936-7093
Fax: (734) 647-3417