Save the Date: Midwest Transplant Symposium September 8-10

“It is never too late to learn something new!” says Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, who is Course Chair for the upcoming 3rd Midwest Transplant Symposium on September 8-10, 2017, at Washington University School of Medicine.

The symposium is designed for health care professionals including physicians in training, pharmacists, transplant coordinators, surgical assistants, nurses, and nephrologists who are interested in learning more about kidney transplantation. Dr. Alhamad says, “This is a unique opportunity for close interaction with transplant leaders.”

Enyo Ablordeppey

A new feature this year is the Ultrasound Workshop directed by Dr. Enyo Ablordeppey. This course will allow for examination of the heart, lung, and inferior vena cava volume assessment, as well as ultrasound-guided line placement for vascular access and renal biopsy.

“The ultrasound course is a hands-on workshop that allows participants to build important skills,” says Dr. Alhamad.

Other symposium highlights include the Thrombotic Microangiopathy, Deceased Donor, and Immunosuppression Workshops. This symposium offers 13 CME credit hours and ANCC credits.

Participating Washington University Faculty:
Enyo Ablordeppey, MD
Tarek Alhamad, MD
Diego Casali, MD
Liu Chung, MD
Rowena Delos Santos, MD
Joseph Gaut, MD
Brittany Heady, PA-C
Mohammed Helwani, MD
Timothy Horwedel, Pharm D
Andrew Malone, MD
Brent Miller, MD
Jason Wellen, MD
Heather Wertin, RN
Helen Wijeweera, NP

Invited speakers:

Rita Alloway, PharmD – University of Cincinnati
Daniel Brennan, MD – Johns Hopkins University
Anil Chandraker, MD – Harvard University
Thomas Christie, MD – University of Iowa
John Friedewald, MD – Northwestern University
Raymond Heilman, MD – Mayo Clinic Arizona
Alicia House, RN – Mid-America Transplant
Krista L. Lentine, MD, PhD – Saint Louis University
Hani Wadei, MD – Mayo, Florida
Alexander Wiseman, MD – University of Colorado

The symposium will be held at the Institute of Public Health, Doll & Hill Room 2131, 600 S. Taylor Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.

Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis University staffs receive a 50% discount; residents and fellows receive a 50% discount. Although additional charges apply for the Ultrasound Workshop, residents and fellows receive a 50% discount.

See brochure here.