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Duke Solid Organ Transplant Summit - VIRTUAL


NOVEMBER 6, 2021


Duke Solid Organ Transplant Virtual Summit

Saturday, November 6, 2021

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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 2021 Duke Solid Organ Transplant Summit. The Summit is a partnership between Duke Section of Surgical Sciences, the Duke Department of Medicine, and the Duke Department of Pediatrics 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 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.

Virtual Summit Frequently Asked Questions

If I register, but can't attend the live meeting, will I be able to watch it later? 

Yes! But please be patient... After the live virtual conference ends, we will work as quickly as we can to process the recording and submit it for accreditation as enduring content. Registration will reopen later for those who may have missed the live online event registration deadline. Stay tuned!

Will I get CME credit for watching the recordings? 

Yes. We are planning to create an online CME course with all of the recorded content from the Summit. In order to obtain credit, you'll need to answer a few quiz questions and complete the course evaluation. All registered attendees will receive an email when the online course is available with instructions to login. Be patient, this may take a few weeks to create.

When does registration close and do I need to register in advance in order to access the recordings later?

Registration for the live virtual conference closes TBA. We encourage you to register in advance if you plan on viewing the recordings, however, once the online course is available, registration will reopen for online access only.

How will I join the live virtual conference?

If you registered, you will receive the Zoom link to join the meeting in an email on TBA.

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 adult and pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, hepatologists, advanced practitioners, transplant coordinators, 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, November 6, 2021. Click Here for more information.


The $70 registration fee includes access to the live virtual event.


In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team


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

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