Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2017
CME Outfitters (CMEO) hosted a live symposium on immunosuppression entitled, The Immunosuppression Balancing Act: Preserving Long-Term Allograft Function for Optimal Patient Outcomes, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, as part of a national conference for clinicians in transplant medicine being held in Chicago, IL. In addition to the live symposium, available to attendees of the conference, CMEO offered a livestream broadcast for the duration of the event for those unable to attend the live meeting who wished to participate.
Developing strategies to extend the life and functionality of every allograft is the current goal of transplant medicine and immunology and, while outcomes of renal and liver transplantation have improved, allograft loss continues to be a significant problem associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. Education to clinicians about evaluating all aspects of post-transplant care, including regular monitoring, can lead to a decrease in the dysfunction or loss of allografts. Additionally, improving communication between the patient and clinician can encourage adherence to treatment and careful monitoring of medication levels to maintain quality of life.
Moderator Flavio G. Vincenti, MD (Professor of Clinical Medicine & Surgery; Medical Director, Kidney-Pancreas Program, University of California San Francisco) was joined by John R. Lake, MD (Professor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School; Executive Medical Director, Solid Organ Transplantation Program, University of Minnesota Medical Center) for this 75-minute event to present the latest evidence on antibody-mediated complications, regular monitoring strategies to optimize immunosuppression, and ways to engage patients to promote adherence and improve overall outcomes. CMEO integrated the patient perspective into the symposium design to highlight the challenges and opportunities to coordinating care with patients.
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