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

For Both Initial Certification and Re-certification for Nurses and Social Workers

Contact Hours for Nurses, Social Workers, Patient Care Technicians and Dietitians

This symposium is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for renal 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. The symposium will also provide initial and recertification for Transplant Surgeon Designees.

Virtual Program Agenda
7:30 am
Program Opens

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

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
BarbaraAnn Tsounis, RN
Allison Moorman, RN

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 Guarrera, MD

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 for the symposium online by April 1.

Event Inquiries
Christina Psathas, Manager, Business Development & Outreach
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
973-322-2285/christina.psathas@rwjbh.org