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Continuing Education

Continuing Education


Claim your CE/CME Credits

Nurse Credits
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Pharmacy Credits
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Transplant Coordinators Professionals ONLY
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Physician CME credits

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Overview


The World Transplant Congress (WTC) is the second international joint meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), The Transplantation Society (TTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST).  WTC 2014 builds upon the success of the first international meeting of the three societies - WTC 2006 in Boston.  Once again attendees worldwide  will enjoy an outstanding opportunity to join a forum of exchanges of ideas, unique educational opportunities, wide-ranging educational content to include scientific and clinical novel breakthroughs, presentations of worldwide research and discoveries, and innovative highlights emerging in the field of solid organ and tissue transplantation.


Purpose of Activity


The goal of WTC is to address the educational needs and professional practice gaps of health care professionals in the field of solid organ and tissue transplantation. The array of educational content were planned and designed to help improve knowledge, competence, and/or performance, with the ultimate goal of improving the care and management of their patients. Various types of educational format offers attendees diverse options to participate in enhanced interactive learning formats, self-assessment activities such as pre/post tests, case-based discussions in core session tracks, sunrise symposium, concurrent and plenary abstract and poster sessions, and state of the art symposium to name a few. Topic in these sessions range from basic science to emerging dilemmas, technical innovation in clinical practice, regulatory, medical and research advances relevant to solid organ and tissue transplantation appropriate to the learners scope of professional practice settings.


Statement of Need


There is a pressing need for new approaches in solid organ and tissue transplantation medicine that can have an impact on the treatment of transplant patients. Because of the rapid advance in transplant medicine and where patient care standards are quickly changing, transplantation healthcare professionals need to be aware, understand, and stay informed of the latest discoveries, scientific findings, and clinical data information which are significant in applying knowledge and obtaining best practices information applicable in their practice settings, professional development, and patient care. The educational content were planned based on the observation and assessment of the planning committee using a variety of mechanisms to identify gaps or barriers in practice and continued educational needs and requirements designed for national and international attendees in the field  of transplantation.


Expected Outcomes


WTC educational activities are designed to improve the level of knowledge, competence, and/or performance that will result in behavioral changes in the learners practice settings, and ultimately improved patient management and outcomes.


Learner Objectives


At the conclusion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the challenges facing the clinical care of solid organ and tissue transplantation, including potential strategies to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Recognize key changes in transplant research, patient management, social, ethical, and regulatory issues in the transplantation community.
  • Assess current treatment and disease prevention strategies for transplant recipients.
  • Apply current practices, emerging technologies, and medical advances related to organ allocation, procurement, preservation and ex-vivo treatment, and their implications for organ viability and recipient outcomes.

Target Audience


This educational activity is designed for national and international physicians, surgeons, scientist, researchers, trainees, nurses, organ procurement personnel, pharmacists, transplant donor/recipients, and healthcare professionals involved with solid organ and tissue transplantation.


Accreditation


The American Society of Transplant Surgeons has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that the American Society of Transplant Surgeons provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that that supports US health care quality improvement.

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 American Society of Transplant Surgeons, The Transplantation Society, and American Society of Transplantation. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Physician


The ASTS designates this live activity for a maximum of 43.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.   Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Nurse


The Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

This course is co-provided by IAHB and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS).  Maximum of 43.25 contact hours as of 1.29.14. Subject to change.


Pharmacists


This activity is eligible for ACPE credit, see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.  


Transplant Coordinators

As a designated Approved Provider by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC), American Society of Transplant Surgeons grants up to 43.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators (CEPTCs) for this offering.  CEPTC Provider Number:  #780-000.


Satisfactory Completion


Participants must complete an evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.  


Disclosure of Financial Relationship


In compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support & Standards to Ensure Independence in CME activities, all individuals, including their spouse/partner  that have the opportunity to affect the content of this CME activity about the products or services of commercial interest(s), must disclose relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest if both; (a) the relationship is financial and occurred within the past 12 months, and  (b) the individual has the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest(s).  Potential conflicts of interest that are identified will be vetted through ASTS Conflict of Interest Review & Resolution Process and resolved prior to the meeting.

Disclosure information for speakers/faculty will be made available to learners prior to the beginning of the educational activity, and can be accessed by clicking Disclosure of Financial Relationship.

Click here to access ASTS Disclosure of Financial Relationship Policy.


Online Evaluation, Credit Claim, and Certificate System


WTC 2014 will utilize a convenient online evaluation, credit claim and certificate system.  This system will allow you to easily complete evaluations of the accredited sessions that you attend. Upon completion of the overall evaluation and credit claiming, all registered attendees will be able to immediately access, save and/or print their CME certificate and/or Certificate of Attendance. 

All WTC registered attendees will receive an email from WTC at the conclusion of the meeting, which will include a link that will immediately take you to a website to complete the evaluations. In order for you to receive your CME certificate or certificate of attendance, you are required to complete the evaluations.  You will have until December 1, 2014 to complete the evaluations and obtain your certificates.