Cutting Edge of Transplantation

When: 
February 23, 2017 | 8:00AM to February 25, 2017 | 5:00PM (EDT)
Where: 

Phoenix, Arizona

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of healthcare professionals (physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, and others) and researchers working in the field of transplantation.

Program Overview

As the organ shortage has become more severe, ideal requirements for selection of organ donors are far from feasible. Organs that previously would have been considered unsuitable for transplantation, are, with advances in technology, now being used. This new class of organ donor, the “marginal” donor, may include older donors, those with chronic disease, or in selected cases those with infectious diseases. CEOT approaches the topic of marginal organs to increase the organ pool by reviewing administrative strategies to encourage centers to use marginal organs, sharing best practices to safely use marginal organs, and exploring interventions in the deceased organ donor to improve organ quality as well as optimal strategies to repair organs ex-vivo.

Educational Objectives

Having participated in this meeting, attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize recent or proposed changes in organ allocation systems relevant to their practice.
  • Identify strategies for optimal use of marginal organs for implementation in their centers.
  • Evaluate proposals regarding incentives for organ donation.

To view the CEOT program or for more information regarding the event, visit the website.

Organs and Tissues