State of the Art: Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Registration: 7:30AM
Course Adjourns: 4:30PM

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit-Troy
200 Wilshire Dr., Troy, MI 48084

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:

  • Psychiatric disorders and their specific implications in kidney transplant and improve confidence in diagnosing, treating and referring psychiatric disorders
  • Surgical considerations for transplant candidacy, surgical options for patients with complex anatomy and the perioperative and postoperative management of kidney transplant patients
  • Follow recommendations found in the literature to meet the needs of low health literacy patients
  • Principles incorporated into making decisions about who is a candidate for kidney transplantation
  • How various medical conditions affect candidacy for transplantation
  • Rationale for cardiac assessment and testing as part of the kidney transplant evaluation
  • What types of cardiac issues affect candidacy for kidney transplantation and how cardiovascular conditions can be managed to mitigate perioperative risk
  • Explain Gift of Life Michigan’s focus for 2017 and beyond
  • Identify biggest challenges facing OPOs in the United States in the current healthcare environment
  • Selection criteria for referral to kidney transplant, kidney/pancreas and pancreas alone evaluations
  • Financial, social, medical, and surgical factors which could impact active listing and the importance of professional and patient communication
  • Identify the logistical issues associated with Global Kidney Exchange

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 5, 2017. 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 7 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: Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) have been applied for through the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC).

Program Schedule

Please see the attached course brochure.

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