AST 'Emergence to Convergence' Highlights the Latest High-Risk Organ Donor and Recipient Issues
As the nation deals with recent news of four organ recipients beinginfected with HIV and hepatitis by a high-risk donor, Emily Blumberg MD, willaddress disclosure and testing issues during the Winter Symposium.
The AST 2008 Winter Symposium will put participants in touch withinnovative research and development on a broad range of topics. The agendawill appeal to transplant professionals in a wide array of specialties withtopics such as: Trials, Tribulations and Real Issues of Managing Wait Lists,Managing the Pediatric Recipient, Desensitization-The Latest, New Methods toMonitor Immunity, Managing the High-Risk Donor, Risks and Ethics inTransplantation and so much more! The scientific program will consolidate thetransplant community's experience and outline future challenges to managementconsensus.
The Symposium has been designed to provide attendees consolidatedknowledge and skills to understand current outcomes in solid organtransplantation relative to prior decades, to understand proposed newallocation rules in the United States, to recognize the ethical issues oftransplantation in the current decade, and to formulate strategies to managewaiting lists, high-risk recipients and outcomes using high-risk donors.
New in 2008
In 2008, AST is proud to announce the inclusion of "Poster Pods."Attendees who participate in the abstract session of the Winter Symposium willbe part of the newly added Poster Pods, which is a moderated poster sessionwith audience and author interaction.
AST is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation to provide continuing medical education for physicians and offersAMA PRA category 1 credits. Continuing education units for nurses andtransplant coordinators are also available for this program.
To register or to receive more information, go to www.a-s-t.org.
Contact: Beth Drost at 215.884.6499
SOURCE Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
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