Where Are All The Pancreas Transplants?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time / 12:00 - 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Randall Sung, MD- Moderator
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Jonathan A. Fridell, MD, FACS, FRCSC- Speaker
Professor of Surgery
Director of Abdominal Transplantation Surgery
Surgical Director of Pancreas Transplantation
Indiana University School of Medicine
This webinar will cover the recent decline in pancreas transplant volumes in the United States with a focus on describing the issue in detail, providing possible explanations for why this happened and discussing strategies to increase activity.
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to
- Discuss the benefits of pancreas transplantation versus therapies for diabetes for eligible diabetic patients
- Describe strategies to increase pancreas transplant activity to implement in their programs.
- Discuss transplant options for uremic diabetic candidates requiring a kidney and pancreas transplant