Dialysis Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, Dialysis Social Workers, and Dieticians 

You are cordially invited to attend

2017 Transplant Designee Symposium 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

David & Alice Jurist Research Center, HackensackUMC 


7:30 - 7:45 a.m. – Sign in & Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Sessions


The day will focus on the critical role you play as a transplant designee to enhance your patients’ lives through transplantation. This multi-disciplinary symposium will empower you as healthcare professionals who want to implement the role of a transplant designee. You will specifically learn about renal and pancreas transplantation as a treatment modality for your CKD patients. The symposium is designed for dialysis nurses, patient care technicians, dialysis social workers and dieticians. A Certificate of Course completion will be provided to RN’s as well as patient care technicians, dialysis social workers, dieticians and other attendees as Transplant Designees.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

• Describe the options for dialysis patients regarding transplantation
• Document patient suitability for referral to transplant program as part of the interdisciplinary care team
• Discusses how to facilitate referrals for transplant evaluation
• Describe how to act as a liaison between patients and transplant center from referral through placement
• Describe the various members of the multidisciplinary transplant team and their roles
• Discuss the renal/pancreas transplantation and living kidney donor process
• Describe the process for the evaluation of the transplant candidate and living kidney donor candidate
• Describe potential short term and long term complications of transplant and living kidney donation
• Describe the transplant candidate’s ability to multiple list
• State the importance of the psychosocial and nutritional evaluation for the kidney transplant recipient and donor
• Describe key concepts in the pancreas kidney allocation system
• Describe transplant immunosuppression therapy

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe the transplant process from determining suitability thru post-operative complications.
• Explain the differences in the transplant process associated with a living donor.
• Explain the relationship of pancreas transplantation and chronic kidney disease and transplant.
• Clarify the roles and importance of each member of the multidisciplinary transplant team.
• Discuss the regulatory and financial issues associated with transplant.

*Nursing Contact Hours: 7.5
Hackensack University Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number P170-9/15-18. Approval status is valid through September 30, 2018.

Social Work Credits: 6.5

6.5 Clinical CE will be provided for all social workers. HackensackUMC is an established proivder of social work Ces, meeting the requirements set forth by the Board of Social Work Examiners, through our accreditation, with Seton Hall University. This accreditation is recognized by the United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education. 

The total cost for the seminar is $45; which includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and Certificate of attendance at a Transplant Designee Program. There is no charge for Hackensack Meridian Health Employees..

For more information contact: and/or, or call the Transplant office at 551-996-2608.

Download symposium agenda, objectives and directions.

Register for the symposium by completing the form below. 



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