The 25th Anniversary: Transplant Surgeon Designee Symposium

Program Information
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 dieticians. The symposia will also provide initial and re-certification for Transplant Surgeon Designees.

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

  • Describe key concepts in kidney allocation policy.
  • Describe the transplant team's approach to the identification, referral and evaluation of prospective transplant candidates.
  • Develop strategies to discuss difficult transplant topics with dialysis patients including living donation, non-adherence, graft failure, and obesity
  • Identify important matters in the social and dietary evaluation of renal transplant patients.
  • Describe two innovations in kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Identify key challenges in transitioning pediatric transplant candidates to adults

Attendees MUST register for the symposia online at

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015

Registration Fee: $125
Fee includes: conference materials, breakfast, lunch and certification
Program description and registration available online:

Payment Information
The deadline to submit personal and corporate checks is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. After this date, payments will only be accepted online via credit card. No exceptions.

If you are paying by check

  • Please include your name and facility on the check.
  • Checks should be made payable to: Development Foundation - Transplant Fund.
  • If your facility is issuing a group/corporate check, please list all registered attendees on the check stub or an attachment

Mail check payment by Friday April 17, 2015 to:

Helene DeCapua-Foye
Renal and Pancreas Transplant Department
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road, East Wing Suite 306
Livingston, NJ 07039

Event Inquiries
Helene DeCapua-Foye, Outreach Assistant, 973.322.5174 /

Christina Psathas, Transplant Outreach Coordinator, 973.322.2285 /

Pines Manor

2085 Lincoln Highway

Edison, NJ 08817

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