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

Thursday, April 22, 2021
7:30 am - 3:45 pm

The Wilshire Grand Hotel

350 Pleasant Valley Way

West Orange, NJ 07052


Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:30 am - 3:45 pm

Sheraton Eatontown Hotel

6 Industrial Way East

Eatontown, NJ 07724

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 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 - 8:00 am - Registration

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

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

9:15 - 10:15 am - ESRD Network Update Chris Brown, Quality Insights Renal Network
Annabelle Perez, BSN, RN, Quality Insights Renal Network

10:15 - 10:30 am - BREAK

10:30 - 12:00 pm - 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 Jennifer Hinkis-Siegel, RN, BSN, CCTC

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - LUNCH

1:15 - 1:30 pm - Let’s Get Ready for the Transplant Games of America Coming to New Jersey- July 2021
Jan C. Hines, NJ Sharing Network

1:30 - 2:00 pm - The Top 10 Things to Know about Transplant Finance
Andrea Tietjen, CPA, MBA

2:00 - 2:30 pm - Case Studies in Deceased Donor Kidney Offers: Options for Your Patients
Anup Patel, MD

2:30 - 3:30 pm - Partners in Care: Case Studies for Successful Transplantation
Lauryn Weinshank, MSW, LSW, Marie Morgievich, MSN, APN.C, CCTC Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE

3:30 – 3:45 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 - Director, Clinical Services & Living Donor Institute Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Andrea Tietjen, CPA, MBA - Director, Transplant Quality, Data & Finance Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Christina Psathas, MA - Transplant Outreach Coordinator Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Chris Brown - Executive Director Quality Insights Renal Network

Pui Yan (Prianna) Chiu, MS, RD, CDN - Transplant Dietitian Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Helene DeCapua, CVT, CMA, CPT - Administrative & Outreach Assistant Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Denise Delos Santos, BSN, RN - Transplant Coordinator Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Marcia Garcia, MSW, LCSW - Lead Transplant Social Worker Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Jan C. Hines - Assistant Director Transplant Community Relations NJ Sharing Network

Jennifer Hinkis-Siegel, RN, BSN, CCTC - Living Donor Coordinator Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Anup Patel, MD - Director, Transplant Research Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Annabelle Perez, BSN, RN - Quality Improvement Coordinator Quality Insights Renal Network

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 information will be available in April 2021

Registration Deadline is April 10, 2020

Registration Fee: $100

Fee includes: conference materials, breakfast, lunch and certifi cation*. Payment Information Payment is only accepted via credit card online.

Event Inquiries

Christina Psathas, Outreach Coordinator

973.322.2285/ christina.psathas@rwjbh.org




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