Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
CME Outfitters, LLC (CMEO) will host an interactive medical symposium Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:30pm – 2:00pm in San Francisco. Interested clinicians must pre-register for the session in order to participate. The symposium, entitled, Taking the Long View in Improving Adherence to Immunosuppressant Therapy in Transplant Recipients, will be led by faculty experts Flavio Vincenti, MD, Gabriel M. Danovitch, MD, Simin Goral, MD, and Donald E. Hricik, MD. More information about the faculty is available on the registration webpage.
Lack of adherence to prescribed immunosuppressant medication increases transplant recipients’ likelihood of graft rejection or failure, and can result in increased health complications, health care costs, and death. Immunosuppressant non-adherence manifests in several forms—from taking a medication at the wrong time to not taking it at all and can be driven by medical and social issues. This unique and highly interactive case-based symposium will put the participants at the center of the discussion. Participants will interact with the faculty presenters to develop a treatment plan for a patient who will be onsite at the session. The expert-learner collaboration will focus on increasing clinician awareness of the core issues related to prolonging the life of an allograft over time, including the delicate balance of the immunosuppressants, managing side effects of the medication, and identifying medical and social barriers to patient adherence to prescribed treatments resulting in improved quality of life and long-term patient outcomes.
At the conclusion of the symposium, participants should be able to:
- Adopt a patient-centered approach to the management of kidney transplant recipients by regularly assessing and discussing adherence to long-term immunosuppression and the impact of adherence on long-term patient outcomes.
- Devise and implement a personalized treatment plan with each patient that uses the immunosuppressive strategies to minimize long-term allograft rejection in patients receiving kidney transplants.
Visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/CM895 for more information about faculty, learning objectives, financial support, credit information, and more.
About CME Outfitters, LLC
CME Outfitters (CMEO) is a leading accredited provider in continuing medical education. CMEO develops and distributes live, recorded and web-based, outcomes- and evidence-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation and outcome services for non-accredited organizations. CME Outfitters focuses on delivering education to specialty audiences, with strong expertise in neuroscience, inflammatory, infectious, and autoimmune diseases, and cardiovascular disease. For a complete list of certified activities and more information, visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
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