The 31st Annual Dr. Shamkant Mulgaonkar Transplant Surgeon Designee Symposium for Chronic Kidney Disease Professionals

Thursday, April 7, 2022
7:30 am - 1:45 pm
Free Virtual Program Hosted on WebEx

Register By April 1, 2022 For This Free Program

For Both Initial Designee Certification and Re-certification for Nurses and Social Workers. Contact Hours will be provided to for Nurses, Social Workers, Patient Care Technicians and Dietitians.

This symposium is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for healthcare professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of renal and pancreas transplantation as a treatment modality for their CKD patients. It is specifically designed for dialysis nurses, patient care technicians, dialysis social workers and dietitians.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • List one national initiative to improve kidney transplant listings
  • Identify two best practices to increase the number of patients listed for transplant at your facility
  • Discuss three key responsibilities of a transplant surgeon designee
  • Identify the role of the dietitian in the kidney transplant process
  • Identify at least two key considerations in the psychosocial evaluation and management of transplant patients and living donors.
  • Identify two concepts in kidney transplant selection criteria
  • Describe one innovation in kidney transplant procurement
  • Identify at least one strategy to help patients find a living kidney donor

Virtual Program Agenda

7:30 am Program Opens

8:00 am Welcome & Introductions
Marie Morgievich, MS, APN.C, CCTC
Christina Psathas, MA

8:10 am Transplant on the Horizon: Working Together Towards Transplant
Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE

9:00 am The Pivotal Role of the Transplant Designee
Christina Psathas, MA
Barbara Tsounis, RN
Allison Moorman, RN, MSN, CCM, CCTC

9:30 am The Role of the Dietitian in Kidney Transplantation
Jamie Miller, MS, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM, CCTD

10:00 am Navigate the Wait: Maintaining the Patient on the Transplant Waiting List
Luz Molina-Morales, RN, BSN, CNN
Bridget Schiraldo, RN, BSN, CCTC

10:30 am Understanding the Coordination of Transplant – On Call
Jennifer Hinkis-Siegel, RN, BSN, CCTC

11:00 am Innovations in Kidney Procurement
James V. Guarrera, MD, FACS

11:30 am Virtual Exhibit Hall

12:00 pm The Case for Living Donation
Marie Morgievich, MS, APN.C, CCTC

12:30 pm Psychosocial Case Studies in Transplant & Transplant Finance
Lauryn Weinshank, MSW, LSW
Tara Chowaniec, MSW, LSW
Erin Forman, MSW, LCSW
Marie Gerace, MSW, LCSW
Adriane Shaw, MSW, LSW

1:30 pm Evaluation & Certification

1:45 pm Program Ends

Certification

Upon successful completion of the symposium, all participating RNs and social workers will be certified as Transplant Surgeon Designees according to the guidelines established by The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center.

Registration Information

While this program is free, attendees MUST register by April 1, 2022 for the symposium. Register Now

Contact Hours

Nursing Contact Hours: CBMC is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. Provider Number: P151-1/21-24.

Contact hours will be provided. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by CBMC Department of Nursing Education & Research, NJSNA, or ANCC Commission on Accreditation of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this program. There is no commercial or non-commercial support provided for this program. All speakers and planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Speakers are required to present balanced and unbiased presentations.

Social Work Contact Hours: This course, The 31st Annual Dr. Shamkant Mulgaonkar Transplant Surgeon Designee Symposium for Chronic Kidney Disease Professionals, Approval #220701-531, provided by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Renal & Pancreas Transplant Division is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Thursday, February 10, 2022 through August 31, 2024. New Jersey social workers will receive 5.75 Clinical or Social/Cultural Competence CE credits for participating in this course.”

Dietitian Contact Hours: This activity has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for approval to award contact hours to dietitians.

Patient Care Technician Contact Hours: This activity has been submitted to NANT, National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists for approval to award contact hours to patient care technicians.

Event Inquiries

Alexander (AJ) Basil, BA
Transplant Liaison
973-322-8988/alexander.basil@rwjbh.org

Christina Psathas, MA
Manager, Business Development & Outreach
973-322-2285/christina.psathas@rwjbh.org

Faculty & Planning Committee

Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE
Chief, Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division

Marie Morgievich, MS, APN.C, CCTC
Assistant VP, Transplant Clinical Services

Christina Psathas, MA
Manager, Business Development & Outreach

Alexander (AJ) Basil, BA
Transplant Liaison

Tara Chowaniec, MSW, LSW
Transplant Social Worker

Erin Forman, MSW, LCSW
Transplant Social Worker

Marie Gerace, MSW, LCSW
Transplant Social Worker

James Guarrera, MD, FACS
Professor and Interim Chair, Surgery
Professor and Chief, Division of Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Jennifer Hinkis-Siegel, RN, BSN, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator

Jamie Miller, MS, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM, CCTD
Transplant Dietician and Diabetic Educator

Luz Molina-Morales, RN, BSN, CNN
Transplant Coordinator

Allison Moorman, RN, MSN, CCM, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator

Bridget Schiraldo, RN, BSN, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator

Adriane Shaw, MSW, LSW
Independent Living Donor Advocate & Living Donor Social Worker

Barbara Tsounis, RN
Transplant Coordinator

Lauryn Weinshank, MSW, LSW
Manager, Transplant Psychosocial Services

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