Roslyn B. Mannon. MD (Moderator)|
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Director of Research for the Alabama Transplant Center
University of Alabama
Robert L. Fairchild, PhD
Lerner Research Institute
Elaine F. Reed, PhD
UCLA Immunogenetics Center
Medical Director of Hemodialysis Unit
Los Angeles, CA
Flavio Vincenti, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
University of California
San Francisco, CA
This group of talks is
accredited for up to
AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. This group of talks has a single post-test,
which must be completed along with an evaluation form to obtain credit. The links to the post-test appear on the individual talk pages.
Date of Web Release:
November 30, 2009
CME Credit Eligible Through: April 30, 2011
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™:
Target Audiences: Physicians, Researchers and Fellows-in-Training.
Method of participation: Listen to the talk, read the PubMed abstracts linked to data slides and talk references, take the post-test, read the abstracts linked to post-test answer feedback material.
Kidney transplantation is a mainstay of therapy for end stage kidney disease. New approaches to transplant immunosuppression continue to be developed based on insights into the immunologic response to the allograft and into optimal methods for immune monitoring. This symposium will first review the basic biology of allograft rejection to provide a framework for the next two talks. This will be followed by a discussion of the clinical applications of immune monitoring of the kidney transplant recipient. Finally therapy with biologic agents, including those directed at costimulation blockade, will be reviewed with the focus on how these new therapies should be integrated into the management of transplant patients.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS:|
The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Credit Designation Statement:
The American Society of Nephrology designates this educational activity for a maximum of
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each portion of this activity.
Support for this session is provided by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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