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3rd Annual Transplant and Nephrology Symposium

The Upstate Transplant Center has a robust history of caring for patients with end-stage organ failure and transplantation as a treatment option. Kidney transplantation offers the best outcome to patients by improving their quality of life and providing many more years of productive life.

The care and treatment of transplant patients require a multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach. Collaborative innovation in clinical care, as well as research from a foundational, translational, and clinical nature, demonstrates the ability of a positive impact on patient outcomes during all phases of transplantation for the transplant patient.

Get ready to explore cutting-edge and timely topics through a combination of lectures, literature review, and case-based presentations. This symposium delivers up-to-date information that can be directly integrated into clinical practice.  

Keynote Presenter

Dr. Reginald Gohh, MD
Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Chief of Research, Division of Kidney Disease and Hypertension
Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital

 

General Information

Register Now

Registration is free. Online registration is required to attend. The deadline to register is Friday, April 5, 2024.

Questions? Contact
Linda Curry
Outreach Coordinator
(315) 464-6261

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Upstate Medical University
Academic Building, Room 4414 B/C
(Non-upstate employees enter through Weiskotten Hall Courtyard)
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

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Course Description

Advances through research have significantly impacted the success rates of transplantation, resulting in increased longevity and improved quality of life for transplant recipients. Care of patients pre- and post-transplant is conducted in collaboration with community providers.

Participants who attend this symposium will be able to apply updated therapies to the care of individuals with end-stage organ disease, along with learning the significant benefits of living kidney donation options for patients with ESRD. 

This event will be in-person and live-streamed.

Target Audience

This event is for healthcare professionals: transplant coordinators, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, dialysis care teams, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and any other professionals who work together to support care coordination during all phases of transplantation for the transplant patient.

Objectives

  • Share expert insights, emerging techniques, and future directions in organ transplantation.
  • Describe current and new changes in transplant and nephrology.
  • Increase knowledge of transplantation that will provide community and referring providers helpful insight of the transplant center.

This is a CME event, credit can be claimed through the online platform. Evaluation link will close on May 28, 2024, at 11:59 pm. Please see accreditation tab for full details and credit hours available.

Access the post-event evaluation

CME Evaluation

Format of Symposium

The link to join the symposium will be emailed. Speaker presentations will be livestreamed; virtual participants will be able to interact to ask questions through the chat function to be answered during panel discussion.  

 

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast/Vendor Exhibits (Room 4414 A)

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mini Malhotra, FACHE, MBA, MHA
Administrator, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Upstate Neurological Institute
Transplant Administrator

Reza F. Saidi, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department Chief of Transplant Services

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Keynote Presenter: Rational use of cfDNA Monitoring in Post-transplant Management

Reginald Gohh, MD, Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Associate Chief of Research, Division of Kidney Disease & Hypertension Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Upstate Transplant Program

Reza F. Saidi, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department Chief of Transplant Service

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Break and Vendor Exhibits (Room 4414 A)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

A Day in the Life of a Transplant Dietitian

Terry Podolak, RD, Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cancer Risk Post Kidney Transplant – Screening of Cancer Post-transplant and Immune Check Point Inhibitors in Transplant Patients

Shehzad Ali, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Panel Questions and Discussion

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Provided / Vendor Exhibits

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Pancreas Transplantation in the Era of Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Matthew Garner, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery

 

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

How to Expand Living Donor Donation

Phuoc Le Nguyen, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Post-transplant Monitoring for Allograft Rejection What’s in your toolbox?

Reut Hod Dvorai, PhD F(ACHI) Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology/Histocompatibility

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Break and Vendor Exhibits (Room 4414 A)

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The Future of Organ Transplantation

Reza F. Saidi, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department Chief of Transplant Services

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Panel Questions and Discussion

3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Reza F. Saidi, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department Chief of Transplant Services

 

 

Reginald GohhKeynote:
Reginald Gohh, MD

Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Chief of Research
Division of Kidney Disease and Hypertension
Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital

 

 

Reza Saidi, MD, FACS, FICSReza F. Saidi, MD, FICS, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief of Transplantation
Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation
Division of Transplant Services
Department of Surgery
Upstate Transplant Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Governor-At-Large, American College of Surgeons

Shehzad Ali, MDDr. Shehzad Ali, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology Transplant
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Matthew Garner, MDMatthew Garner, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Transplant Surgery
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Reut Hod Dvorai, PhDRuet Hod Dvorai, PhD, F(ACHI)

Director Histocompatibility Laboratory
Assistant Director, Pathology Residence Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Phuoc Le Nguyen, MDDr. Phuoc Le Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Living Donation
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Reginald GohhTerry Podolak, RD

Transplant Dietitian
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Directions to Weiskotten Hall

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General Parking: areas near Upstate Medical University, include Crouse Hospital parking garage, CNY Medical garage and street parking.

If you need access to handicapped parking, please contact Linda Curry at [email protected] or (315) 464-6261.

If you are walking from the Crouse Parking Garage to Weiskotten Hall

Walk south, up the hill on Irving Avenue, one block. Cross Irving Avenue at the traffic light (Waverly Avenue). Weiskotten Hall is between Crouse Memorial Hospital and the VA Hospital 

If you are walking from the Upstate Parking Garage to Weiskotten Hall

Walk east, up the hill on Adams Street, one block. Turn right on to Irving Avenue at the traffic light, walk one block south. Weiskotten Hall is between Crouse Hospital and the VA Hospital. 

Non-Upstate employees please enter Weiskotten Hall from the courtyard, 766 Irving Ave. Follow the signs to the Academic Building. Then take the elevators to the 4th floor.

Attendance and Evaluation for CME Credit

Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of post-evaluation. Evaluation link will close on May 28, 2024. See overview page to access CME Evaluation link.

 

Accreditation Statement

SUNY Upstate Medical University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: SUNY Upstate Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: None of the planners or speakers have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies with the exception of Dr. Gohh who receives research support from CareDx, United Therapeutics, George Institute for Global Health, ProKidney, and Vertex, and Terry Podolak receives research support from Florajen digestion probiotic. /Bridges co.

Mitigation: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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