Transplant Immunosuppression 2019: Hot Topics

September 18-21, 2019
Graduate Hotel
University of Minnesota Campus, Minneapolis, MN

The course will focus on current options for immunosuppression (and what’s in the pipeline), with particular attention to individualization of immunosuppression based on clinical and/or laboratory parameters; prevention, diagnosis and treatment of antibody-mediated rejection; improving long-term transplant outcomes; and major issues in transplant-related infectious disease, living donation, and patient-centered care.

For more information please contact Erin Brudvik at 612-625-9798 or erinb@umn.edu.

  • Accommodations
  • Registration
  • Accreditation
  • Objectives
  • Accommodations

    A block of sleeping rooms is available at the discounted rate of $164 plus taxes. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of Monday, August 26, 2019 and refer to the course by name to receive the discounted rate or book online. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.

    The Graduate Hotel
    University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
    615 Washington Avenue SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Telephone: 612-379-8888 or 1-800-822-6757

  • Registration

  • Accreditation

    Accreditation Statement 

    In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Credit Designation Statements

    American Medical Association (AMA)
    The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    This activity is awarded up to 24.0 ANCC contact hours.

    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    This activity is eligible for 24.0 ACPE contact hours. Information from the participant tracking sheet (which includes your NABP# and month and date of birth) will be uploaded to The Monitor within four weeks. Universal Activity Number (UAN) is JA0000810-0000-19-067-L04-P.

    Other Healthcare Professionals
    Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • Objectives

    Audience: This course is ideal for health care professionals (Physicians, pharmacists, transplant surgeons, transplant medicine, immunology, care coordinators, health care managers, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners) who are interested in improving the long term success of the transplant patient.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

    • Summarize the latest clinical research in personalized medicine in immunosuppression.
    • Recognize ways to improve the long-term outcomes for both donors and recipients.
    • Describe the current findings related to the prevention and treatment of antibody-mediated rejection.
    • Identify patients and donors with increased risk and how to manage those risks.
    • Explain the most up to date options for treating challenging transplant cases.
    • Discuss current research and clinical outcomes for liver and pancreas transplant.
    • Describe two “hot topics” impacting care coordination in transplant.