Texas Transplantation Society Annual Scientific Meeting (JS1907B)

Austin, TX US
July 19, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Organ Transplantation is a rapidly expanding field with constant changes and innovations aimed at best serving our ever-expanding patient population. Innovation and change while exciting and beneficial to our patients present challenges can be difficult to keep up with in the field as a whole. Two Keynote Lectures from national leaders will be given on topics at the forefront of our field. These include Xenotransplantation and Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. The rest of the expert speakers will address topics in several different areas of organ transplantation as well as updates on the global changes in transplantation that were introduced in the 2018 meeting which will allow us to evaluate the outcomes of these changes and ensure that changes and innovations are best serving our transplant patients.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for physicians, surgeons, scientists, registered nurses, transplant and procurement coordinators, HLA lab directors and staff, social workers, transplant administrators, and others involved in solid organ and bone marrow donation, procurement, and transplantation.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss and evaluate current practices, future innovations and research in the areas of Xenotransplantation and VCA in order to expand these investigations and practices to other transplant centers or to understand current and future options for patients all over the United States.
  • Identify and discuss the indications for using the normothermic perfusion systems for donor lungs, liver and hearts.
  • Interpret the technical aspects of placing an organ on the OCS system
  • Describe the functionality and how to interpret the clinical information provided by OCS systems
  • Evaluate the clinical outcomes of the patients who received organs that were placed on the OCS system.
  • Assess the implications and outcomes of using Hep C and HIV+ organ donors.
  • Evaluate the implications and outcomes of peri-transplant obesity surgery.
  • Discuss the implications of Marijuana use in Transplant Recipients especially in the era of Marijuana legalization
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.50 AMA
  • 12.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/19/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
07/21/2019 - 12:00pm
The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos
Austin, TX 78701
United States

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Transplantation Society. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Available Credit

  • 12.50 AMA
  • 12.50 Attendance


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