We are very pleased to announce the next interactive, online, webinar, ‘virtual classroom’ teaching modules from the Education Committee of The Transplantation Society.
This program is designed as an advanced curriculum in Renal Transplantation to be made available to members of TTS world wide free of charge. This curriculum will be administered through online webinars from June 2015 at monthly intervals. Experts on the key topics in the field of transplantation will present the interactive webinars. The courses will be designed incorporating the new learning and teaching techniques as described in the TTS Distinguished Educator course. The target audience for this series is doctors and trainees, who have a keen interest in advancing their knowledge in renal transplantation. This will enable them to practice the state-of-the--art medicine anywhere in the world. This series will be CME accredited and those who complete the entire series will be awarded the TTS Certificate in Advanced Renal Transplantation.
Nithya KrishnanCourse Co-Director
Consultant Transplant Nephrologist
University Hospital Coventry &
Warwickshire NHS Trust
Coventry, United Kingdom
Medhat AskarCourse Co-Director
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine & Director of Transplant Immunology
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016 - 9:30AM MONTREAL TIME (2:30PM OXFORD)
THE CHALLENGES IN TRANSPLANTATION: ORGAN QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND PRESERVATION
Prof. RUTGER PLOEG, MD, PhD
Prof. BARRY J. FULLER PhD; DSc; FSoc Cryobiol
The online certificate site will be available the end of the day June 8, 2016 through August 8, 2016. After that date, the site will be removed and certificates will no longer be available. If you need a CME certificate, you must complete the evaluation and certificate process prior to that date; otherwise you will forfeit your credit for the course.
Professor Ploeg began his education at the University of Leiden. During his medical education he followed electives in Indonesia, Toronto and Cambridge. He was trained as a surgeon at Leiden University Medical Centre. During his research fellowship in Madison at the University of Wisconsin with Dr. F.O. Belzer in 1986-1988, he became interested in organ donation, ischemia & reperfusion injury and preservation in transplantation. He was involved in the experimental studies and clinical introduction of the UW solution and received his PhD cum laude at the University of Leiden in 1991.
After mhis clinical ASTS fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics from 1991-1993, he was appointed Consultant Surgeon at the University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands and as Professor of Surgery in 2001. In 2002 he became Head of the Divisions of Abdominal Surgery and Transplant Surgery & Organ Donation in Groningen. His professional activities include a broad array of responsibilities both nationally and internationally, and has recently included Board Memberships of Eurotransplant, the Dutch Transplantation Foundation, Associate Editorship for the American Journal of Transplantation and Advisorship to NHSBT in the UK. He also served the European Society for Organ Transplantation as Secretary and was elected President of ESOT in 2009.
In June 2011 he was appointed as Chair in Transplant Biology and Director of Clinical & Translational Research in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford. Apart form his research activities, he is a Consultant Transplant Surgeon in the Oxford Transplant Centre. He is currently focusing on the establishment of two consortia: the Consortium on Organ Preservation In Europe (COPE) and on the Consortium on Quality in Organ Donation in the UK.
His research aims are:
- To increase the number and quality of retrieved organs for transplantation by optimising donor management and resuscitating and preserving marginal organs.
- To make previously unusable organs transplantable and increase the “donor pool”.
- To identify pathways of injury and apply targeted interventions to repair donor organ injury.
- To translate validated experimental methods and technologies into clinical use and best practice protocols.
- To identify bio-markers and functional parameters that predict outcome following transplantation.
- To attract other groups and attempt to find new innovative ways of resuscitation and regeneration.
- To streamline collaboration and dissemination between scientific and clinical experts in academic institutions across the United Kingdom and Europe.
Optimising Donor Organ Quality and Preservation – including novel technologies of cold and warm machine perfusion.
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support, Satisfactory Completion, Accreditation Statement, Credit Designation Statement, Note for CME Regarding Europeans, Note for CME Regarding Canadians, Program Learning Objectives, Faculty Disclosure
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Participants must complete pass the posttest with 80% or better and complete an evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.
Accreditation StatementThe Transplantation Society (TTS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation StatementThe Transplantation Society designates this enduring material activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Note for CME regarding Europeans
Mutual recognition of credits between the American Medical Association and the UEMS-European Accreditation Council for CME. See the link below for more information.
Note for CME regarding Canadians
See link below for the AMA agreement with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada regarding CME credit conversion.
Program Learning Objectives
- Identify, explain, analyze the key clinical and physiological concepts of kidney transplantation
- Be able to relate and apply the key concepts of kidney transplantation in the day-to-day clinical practice.
- Employ a systematic approach in responding to diverse clinical scenarios related to kidney transplantation.
- Formulate appropriate management plans for clinical scenarios kidney transplantation
- Develop and modify these skills to be able to contribute to the education and professional development of junior colleagues.
All faculty participating in the continuing medical education programs sponsored by The Transplantation Society are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).We acknowledge the potential presence of limitations on information, including, but not limited to: data that represents ongoing research; interim analysis; preliminary data; unsupported opinion; or approaches to care that, while supported by some research studies, do not represent the only opinion or approach to care supported by research.
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R4-Peer Review with 2nd method of resolution
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No advanced reading required. A list of references and further reading will be provided during the webinar.
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The Transplantation Society 2016