The 30th Annual Dr. Sham Mulgaonkar Transplant Surgeon Designee Symposium Partners in Patient Care: Transplant & Dialysis

Free Virtual Program

Description: This symposia is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for renal health care 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. The symposium will also provide initial and re-certification for Transplant Surgeon Designees.

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 Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Schedule
7:30 to 8:00 am - Registration

8:00 to 8:15 am - Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:15 to 9:15 am - The Future of Kidney Transplantation: 2021 & Beyond
Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE

9:15 to 10:45 am - The Role of the Transplant Surgeon Designee: Preparing Your Patient for Referral, Wait List and Everything In Between
Christina Psathas, MA; Belkis Ramirez, BSN, RN; Denise Delos Santos, BSN, RN; Eleanor Simchera, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC; Donna Walton, RN

10:45 to 11:15 am – VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL

11:15 to 11:45 am - The Top 10 Things to Know about Transplant Finance
Andrea Tietjen, CPA, MBA

11:45 am to 12:15 pm - Case Studies in Deceased Donor Kidney Offers: Options for Your Patients
Kim Tibaldi, MD

12:15 to 1:15 pm- Partners in Care: Case Studies for Successful Transplantation
Lauryn Weinshank, MSW, LSW; Marcia Garcia, MSW, LCSW; Marie Morgievich, MSN, APN.C, CCTC; Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE

1:15 to 1:30 pm- Evaluations and Certification

Faculty & Planning Committee

  • Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE, Chief, Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Debbie Morgan, MHA, MSW, LCSW, VP, Transplant Division, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Marie Morgievich, MSN, APN.C, CCTC, Assistant Vice President, Transplant Clinical Services, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Andrea Tietjen, CPA, MBA, Assistant Vice President, Transplant Administrative Services, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Christina Psathas, MA, Manager, Business Development & Outreach, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Pui Yan (Prianna) Chiu, MS, RD, CDN, Transplant Dietitian, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Denise Delos Santos, BSN, RN, Transplant Coordinator, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Marcia Garcia, MSW, LCSW, Transplant Social Worker, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Donna Walton, RN, Living Donor Coordinator, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Kim Tibaldi, MD, Transplant Physician, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Belkis Ramirez, BSN, RN, Transplant Coordinator, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Eleanor Simchera, RN, BSN, CNN, CCTC, Transplant Coordinator, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Lauryn Weinshank, MSW, LSW, Transplant Social Worker, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Registration Information
Attendees MUST register for the symposium online. 
Registration Is Now Closed
Registration Fee: Free

Event Inquiries: Christina Psathas, Manager, Business Development & Outreach, Saint Barnabas Medical Center: 973.322.2285/ christina.psathas@rwjbh.org