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Available Presentations:

Transplanting Kidneys, Transforming Lives: The 29th Annual Transplant Surgeon Designee Symposium for Chronic Kidney Professionals

Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:30 am - 3:45 pm
Iplay America Event Center
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

This symposium is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for renal health care professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of kidney 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. Nurses and social workers will be certified as transplant surgeon designees.

Objectives

  • Identify the various roles of transplant team members and how they work with candidates to get them ready for transplant
  • Identify two strategies to empower your patient to consider transplantation
  • Describe how cultural stereotypes might negatively influence an individual’s experience in the healthcare setting
  • Discuss key components of Blood group incompatible and high risk transplants, Hep C+ donor kidneys to Hep C- candidates and the Hope Act
  • Identify key concepts in kidney transplant selection criteria
  • Identify strategies to help patients find a living kidney donor
  • Describe the transplant center’s approach to the identification, referral and evaluation of prospective transplant candidates
  • Describe one update in the development of alternative sources for organ transplants
  • Identify at least two key considerations in the psychosocial evaluation and management of transplant patients and living donors

Symposium Agenda

Moderators: Francis Weng, MD, MSCE & Marie Morgievich, MS, RN, APN.C, CCTC

7:30 am – 8:00 am REGISTRATION
8:00 - 8:45 am Transplanting Kidneys, Transforming Lives: A Year in Review
Francis Weng, MD, MSCE
Marie Morgievich, MS, RN, APN.C, CCTC
8:45 – 9:30 am Empowering Your Patient to Achieve Transplant
Casey Warren, RN, BSN, CNN, CCTC
Colleen Dowling, MS, RN, APN.C, CCTC
9:30 – 10:30 am Culturally Competent Care: A Personal Journey
Anne L. Koch, DMD
President & CEO, Koch Consulting & Management
10:30 -10:45 am BREAK
10:45 – 11:30 am Navigating the Wait: How to Decrease Transplant List Waiting Time
Anup Patel, MD
10:45 – 11:30 am Optional Breakout Session for Social Workers Transplant Basics for the Surgeon Designee
Dana Davila, RN, BSN, CCTC, CCM
Luz Molina-Morales, RN, BSN, CNN
11:30 am-12:15 pm Are You a Transplant Genius: You Asked, We’ll Answer
Francis Weng, MD, MSCE
Marie Morgievich, MS, RN, APN.C, CCTC
Anup Patel, MD
12:15 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 2:30 pm Help Your Patient Find a Living Donor
Katie Szucs, MS, RN, APN.C, CCTC
2:30 – 3:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS​
1:30 – 2:30 pm Experienced RNs, PCTs & Dietitians
Frontiers in Transplantation: Innovation in the Development of Alternative Organ Sources
Harry Sun, MD
New RNs & PCTs
Transplant Basics for the Surgeon Designee

Dana Davila, RN, BSN, CCTC, CCM
Luz Molina-Morales, RN, BSN, CNN
Social Workers
Psychosocial Issues in Transplant and Living Donation – Complex Case Studies
Debbie Morgan, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Marcia Garcia, MSW, LCSW
Marie Gerace, MSW, LCSW
Adriane Shaw, MSW, LSW
Lauryn Weinshank, MSW, LSW
3:30 – 3:40 pm EVALUATIONS and CERTIFICATION

Contact Hours

For Nurses
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

For Social Workers

This course, Transplanting Kidneys, Transforming Lives: The 29th Annual Transplant

Surgeon Designee Symposium for Chronic Kidney Disease Professionals, Approval

#190104-1240, provided by Saint Barnabas Medical Center Renal & Pancreas Transplant

Division Approved 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: March 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. New

Jersey social workers will receive (6.25) Clinical & Social and Cultural Competence,

General & Social/Cultural Competence credits continuing education hour for participating

in this course.

For Dietitians
This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for approval to award 6.0 contact hours to dietitians.

For questions, please contact:
Christina Psathas Outreach Coordinator, Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division Saint Barnabas Medical Center 973.322.2285 / christina.psathas@rwjbh.org




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