Join Us At Our 2nd Annual MTI Symposium 2019

The Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) is excited to announce the 2nd Annual MTI Symposium at Jungle Island on October 18, 2019. The MTI Symposium 2019 will be a day-long, educational conference on topics surrounding kidney transplantation, which features two tracks, including one specialized track for physicians and another for nurses, dietitians, case managers, social workers, and other healthcare professionals. Registered attendees will also enjoy a buffet-style breakfast and lunch, coffee breaks throughout the day, and a cocktail reception.

Register today to learn from our team and network of experts. MTI’s Kidney Transplant Program is ranked #1 in the nation and has transplanted more patients in 2018 than has ever been historically achieved by any other program. MTI is also the second largest transplant center in the U.S.

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The community of nephrologists who refer patients to kidney and pancreas transplantation are experts in the management of ESRD/CKD. However, as transplantation is a rapidly developing and changing field, they are not always aware of the current best practices related to transplant candidacy, and indeed myths or outdated information can be present. In this symposium, our experts in transplantation will cover content specific to transplantation to help referring physicians better understand how to manage patients being referred or considering/waiting for transplantation to optimize the partnership between the dialysis centers, nephrology physicians and transplant centers.

OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key issues related to the interface between community nephrologists and transplant centers with respect to shared patients.
  • Apply enhanced understanding of CV risk and kidney transplantation to the assessment and management of ESRD patients considering kidney transplant.
  • Contrast risks of certain types of deceased donor kidneys with extended dialysis.
  • Refer patients to therapies, including weight-reduction surgery, which reduces transplant risk factors.
  • Characterize the relative merits of diabetes therapies, including pancreas transplantation.
  • Articulate the specific challenges in anticoagulation in the ESRD/CKD population.
  • Counsel patients and the risks and benefits related to HCV status and treatment pre- and post-transplantation.
  • Describe the unique challenges related to access to transplantation faced by Hispanic/Latino patients.
  • Resolve any unanswered questions related to shared care between community nephrologists and transplant centers.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE
This symposium is aimed at all kidney-related specialists, including but not limited to: physicians specializing in nephrology, nurses, social workers, dietitians, dialysis center professionals, and other healthcare professionals.

 

CME ACCREDITATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the Miami Transplant Institute. The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

CME CREDIT DESIGNATION
The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

DISCLOSURE AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST RESOLUTION
All conflicts of interest of any individual(s) in a position to control the content of this CME activity will be identified and resolved prior to this educational activity being provided. Disclosure about provider and faculty relationships, or the lack thereof, will be provided to learners.

 

CE ACCREDITATION
Jackson Health System (JHS) is granted the privilege by the Florida Board of Nursing to award Continuing Education (CE) hours for planned offerings designed to enhance learning and promote the continued development of nursing knowledge and skills. All requirements delineated by the Florida Board of Nursing must be met in order for CEs to be awarded.

 

REGISTRATION FEES
Physicians $75
Non-Physicians/Allied Healthcare Professionals $40

Please note that the syllabus, breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, cocktail hour, and parking validation are all included in the registration fees listed above.

 

SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED
Please contact the Miami Transplant Institute at 305-979-0445 prior to October 1, 2019, should you have any special needs that may require additional assistance. A conference staff member will contact you to discuss these special requirements.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Miami Transplant Institute Symposium 2019
Tel: 305-979-0445
carmen.espinosawal@jhsmiami.org

 

PHYSICIAN (CME CREDIT) TRACK

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Interfacing Community Nephrologists and Transplant Centers
Giselle Guerra, MD

 

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Assessing and Managing Cardiac Risk in Kidney Transplant
Marian Calfa, MD

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Right Kidney for the Right Recipient
Giselle Guerra, MD

 

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Break

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Obesity-Related Risk and Weight Reduction Surgery
Javier Pagan, MD

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

 

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
The State of Pancreas and Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation
Jose Figueiro, MD

 

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Anticoagulation in ESRD and CKD
Warren Kupin, MD

 

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break and Merge

 

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Mutual Track Sessions
Hepatitis C in Transplant Donors and Recipients

Eric Martin, MD and David Roth, MD
 
Improving Transplant Outcomes in Hispanic/Latino Patients
Alejandro Diez, MD, FASN

 

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Q&A

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

 

Agenda subject to change.

ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (CEU CREDIT) TRACK

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview
Sherry Alvarado, RN

 

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Insights on the Pre-Transplant Evaluation
Dunia Alfonso, RN and Jessica Hurteau, RN

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Right Kidney for the Right Recipient
Amy Harshman, RN

 

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Break

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Medical and Recreational Marijuana: Debate and Panel
Vevila Finch, MSW and Marian O’Rourke, RN
Moderator: Luke Preczewski

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

 

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Updates on Organ Allocation Policy
Luke Preczewski

 

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hot Topics in Living Kidney Donation: Paired Exchange and APOL1
Michelle Goble, RN and Mariella Ortigosa-Goggins, MD

 

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break and Merge

 

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Mutual Track Sessions
Hepatitis C in Transplant Donors and Recipients

Eric Martin, MD and David Roth, MD
 
Improving Transplant Outcomes in Hispanic/Latino Patients
Alejandro Diez, MD, FASN

 

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Q&A

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

 

Agenda subject to change.

PHYSICIANS

  • Giselle Guerra, MD, Medical Director, Miami Transplant Institute and Living Donor Kidney Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Marian Calfa, MD, Cardiologist, Jackson Medical Group
  • Javier Pagan, MD, Assistant Professor, Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Jose Figueiro, MD, Surgical Director, Pancreas Transplantation, Miami Transplant Institute and Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Warren Kupin, MD, Professor of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Eric Martin, MD, Medical Director, Living Donor Liver Program, Miami Transplant Institute and Assistant Professor, Hepatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • David Roth, MD, Professor of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Alejandro Diez, MD, FASN, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Transplant Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology and Comprehensive Transplant Center, Ohio State University
  • Mariella Ortigosa-Goggins, MD, Transplant Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

 

ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

  • Sherry Alvarado, APRN-ACNS-BC, MSN, MBA, Director of Operations, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Dunia Alfonso, RN, Associate Manager, Kidney Pre-Transplant, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Jessica Hurteau, RN, Clinical Transplant Coordinator, Kidney Acquisition, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Amy Harshman, RN, Associate Nurse Manager, Kidney Acquisition, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Vevila Finch, MSW, Transplant Social Worker Supervisor, Living Donor Liver Program Social Worker, Liver & Kidney Independent Living Donor Advocate, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Marian O’Rourke, RN, BSN, CCTC, Director of Quality, Compliance & Outcomes Management, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Luke Preczewski, Vice President, Miami Transplant Institute
  • Michelle Goble, RN, Manager, Kidney Transplant, Miami Transplant Institute

JUNGLE ISLAND
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132
Tel: 305-400-7000
www.JungleIsland.com

Parking validation is included.