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2020 Duke Solid Organ Transplant Summit - VIRTUAL

Duke Solid Organ Transplant Virtual Summit

Saturday, October 10, 2020

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9:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET

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In Response to COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our attendees, faculty, vendors and staff, the Planning Committee has decided it was necessary to convert the 2020 Duke Solid Organ Transplant Summit to a virtual CME experience on Saturday, October 10, 2020. We are in the process of planning and designing the program to fit this new format in a way that is accessible, engaging, and still offers the premium learning experience you'd expect from Duke University School of Medicine. We hope you'll join us online this fall! 



Course Overview

In an effort to educate healthcare providers on the latest scientific advancements around the perioperative care of solid organ transplant patients, Duke Surgery Office of Continuing Medical Education is pleased to support the planning and development of the 2020 Duke Solid Organ Transplant Summit. The Summit is a partnership between Duke Section of Surgical Sciences, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), and the Duke Department of Medicine to facilitate the multidisciplinary adoption of new research results and practice guidelines by regional healthcare providers who care for solid organ transplant patients; kidney, liver, heart and lung. This unique regional program is affordable, accessible, and tailored to meet the demands of today's busy healthcare provider. The Solid Organ Transplant Summit will be a highly interactive live format to include didactic sessions, presentation of current research, debate and discussion of interesting case studies, along with Q&A and take home decision support tools.

NEW: The agenda has been revised to provide a hybrid learning experience with a 1/2-day live online plenary session on Saturday, October 10th and pre-recorded afternoon sessions available on-demand to accommodate different time zones and schedules. Registration is still required in order to access all programming.

Learning Objectives

After attending the Summit, participants should be able to: 

  • Understand novel approaches to management of multi-drug resistant infection
  • Recognize impact of frailty on waitlist mortality and post-transplant survival
  • Better understand management of HLA results and positive crossmatches as they influence transplant outcomes
  • Recognize management strategies to enhance opportunities for transplantation of the morbidly obese patient
  • Learn how new organ allocation systems impact transplant opportunities
  • Share expert driven insights into controversial issues, emerging techniques and future directions in solid organ transplant

Target Audience

The information in this activity will be relevant to the needs of practitioners who manage patients with end-stage organ failure, refer patients for transplantation, and participate in the care of patients after transplantation. Specifically, the curriculum is designed to meet the needs of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nephrologists, hepatologists, advanced practitioners, nurses and pharmacists.

All Transplant Advanced Practice Providers are encouraged to register for the pre-Summit, Duke Transplant APP Bootcamp to be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 as a virtual meeting. Click Here for more information.


Registration fee includes access to the live virtual event and on-demand access to recorded content for 1-year following registration.  

REGISTER FOR: Virtual Summit Only - $60

REGISTER FOR: Virtual Bootcamp + Summit Registration - $80


Course Co-Directors

Debra Sudan, MD
​Professor of Surgery 
​Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Division Chief
Duke University School of Medicine

Carl Berg, MD
​Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Sanofi Genzyme

Gilead Sciences, Inc

 Veloxis Pharmaceuticals

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Terms & Conditions

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Attendance at or participation in Duke Surgery sponsored meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to Duke Surgery's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio recordings of such events and activities.

Consent to Distribute Roster

Attendance at or participation in Duke Surgery sponsored meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to allow the distribution of event rosters to Duke Surgery affiliates and event supporters at the discretion of Duke Surgery CME.

Cancellation Policy

We are offering risk-free registration for this online event. You will receive a full refund upon notice of cancellation received in writing to no later than Friday, October 2, 2020.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Duke Surgery is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of an accommodation, please call or email us a description of your needs in writing in at least 30 days prior to the event.

For Questions and Sponsorship Opportunities:

Duke Surgery Office of Continuing Medical Education

Phone: 919-681-6370