Updates in Transplant Nephrology and Treatment of Glomerulonephritis Patients - March 18, 2023

There have been many new developments in kidney transplantation in the last couple of years – including allocation of cadaveric kidneys, use of hepatitis C positive donor kidneys, changes in immunosuppression and monitoring for the efficacy of it. It is important for general nephrology providers to get familiar with all the developments, so that they can help their dialysis and CKD patients make important decisions on accepting a hepatitis C positive kidneys or listing at multiple centers.
When Mar 18, 2023
from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Where UofL Health, Heart Hospital Conference Center, 201 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville KY 40202
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-424-8806
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Target Audience
Nephrology physicians and Advanced Practice Providers.

Saturday, March 18, 2023
8:30–9 a.m.
Registration/Continental Breakfast

9-10 a.m.
Opening Remarks/Immunosuppression Post
Kidney Transplant – Does One Size Fit All?
Lina Mackelaite, MD

10-11 a.m.
Review and Update of Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation
Mary Eng, MD

11-11:30 a.m.
Hepatitis C Positive Donor Transplant
Dylan Adamson, MD

11:30 a.m-noon
Keeping Up with Changes in Cadaveric Kidney Allocation
Lina Mackelaite, MD

Noon-12:30 p.m.

12:30-1 p.m.
Living Donor Transplantation
Dylan Adamson, MD

1-2 p.m.
Updates in the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis and IgA Nephropathy
Dawn Caster, MD

2-3 p.m.
Recurrent Glomerulonephritis in Kidney Transplant Recipient
Rosemary Ouseph, MD

3 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Course Director
 Lina Mackelaite, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Louisville SOM
Medical Director, ULH Kidney Transplant Program
Transplant Nephrologist

Participating Faculty
 Dylan Adamson, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Louisville SOM

 Dawn Caster, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Louisville SOM

 Mary Eng, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Louisville SOM

 Rosemary Ouseph, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
University of Louisville SOM

Learning Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe developments in immunosuppression for kidney transplant patients.
• Identify new emerging ways to monitor for the efficacy of immunosuppression.
• List criteria for combined kidney and pancreas transplantation and how it is different from kidney alone transplant.
• Describe new kidney allocation system that affects decisions on listing with multiple programs, wait times for cadaver kidney.
• Identify newest evidence-based treatments of glomerulonephritis patients.
• Review data on hepatitis C positive donor transplantation.

Continuing Education Credit
 Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 6.6 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-24-1321. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.

 The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Special Services

All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact  at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


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There is no charge for this continuing education event. Advance registration is required to allow for event planning.

Live In-person

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Live Webinar
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We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the "Updates in Transplant Nephrology and Treatment of Glomerulonephritis Patients" conference. A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the webinar.

Accreditation Disclosure
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the Office of CME&PD, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its accredited educational activities. All Planners, faculty, reviewers, and other persons that affected the content of this CME activity were required to submit a financial disclosure form from which relevant conflicts of interest were determined. If any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies were disclosed, the materials each of them prepared for this program (or influenced) were peer-reviewed and determined to be without ineligible company bias, were considered fair and balanced in terms of therapeutic options, and presented evidence-based content. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated prior to this activity.

Learner Consent Statement
Names or contact information of learners will not be shared with any ineligible company or its agents without the explicit consent of the individual learner.