Save the Date: Midwest Transplant and Nephrology Symposium October 13-15, 2023

Tarek Alhamad (seated) instructs on point-of-care ultrasound at a previous Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium.

The Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium, chaired by Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology at WashU, will be held October 13-15, 2023, at the Institute of Public Health, St. Louis, MO.  

The event provides an opportunity for health care professionals to learn more about kidney transplantation and related topics.  It is hosted by WashU Division of Nephrology, the Critical Care Divisions of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Surgery, and WashU School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education. 

The popular symposium will present in-depth reviews of the most clinically encountered topics in transplantation and provide hands-on workshops to allow participants to build important technical skills.  The event 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 and provides a unique opportunity to interact closely with leaders in the transplant field.

Dr. Alhamad has been the driving force behind the symposium since it was first held in 2015. This year, over 25 speakers from WashU and hospitals and universities from across the United States will share the latest updates in transplant nephrology. See the list of speakers in brochure below.  The workshops are also a highlight of the symposium.

Tarek Alhamad

“The unique thing about our symposium is the selection of hands-on workshops.  This year, we present a new workshop – an immunology workshop – directed by Jackson Turner, PhD, Instructor in Pathology and Immunology at WashU. Other workshops include point of care ultrasound, transplant pathology, kidney ultrasound and kidney biopsy & vascular access.”

Tarek Alhamad

Travel awards, up to $500 per person, are available for residents and fellows; for more information contact Laura Kipper (

Credit available for this event includes:

American Medical Association (AMA): Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 ANCC contact hours.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE): This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 12.5 InterprofessionalContinuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

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See brochure below: