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CME Committee Activities

1)  Accreditation obtained from the Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for reaccreditation of the ASTS at the Accrediatation with Commendation level, the highest designation available.

2) Approval given by Council to proceed with developing a program to sponsor CME opportunities for affiliate organizations.

3) Beginning process to modify the Mission Statement of the CME Committee to a wider more relevant focus on member continuing medical education.

4) Beginning process of outreach to organizations that may benefit from CME support.

5) Beginning process to develop CME certification for select education modules in the ASTS Academic Universe.

6) Beginning process to develop financial/business model for CME credit for members/non-members.

7) Beginning process to ensure that CME credit ties into ASTS CME log at the website.

8) Beginning process for development of guidelines for future Maintenance of Certification (MOC) accreditation.

9) Examining feasibility of converting current website video and curriculum modules to a more portable format for use in mobile devices.

10) Contacting pioneers of transplantation for videos of their specific procedures for placement on the website.



The following PowerPoint lectures have been assembled by the CME Committee and cover a wide range of transplantation related topics.   This "living textbook" on transplantation will be updated on a continuous basis.   Due to the file sizes, some of these presentations may take a few minutes to download
Achieving Desensitization & Preventing Humoral Rejection
Donation After Cardiac Death:  An End of Life Option for Patients and Families
Efficient Clinical Immonosuppression & its Relation to Transplantation Tolerance
Hepatitis C and Liver Transplantation
Kidney vs. Liver:  Where Are We Really with Allocation in Kidney Transplantation?
Liver Transplantation:  Expanding the Donor Pool
Malignancy in Transplant Recipients:  Incidence, Prevalence and Prevention
The Paired Donation Network
Solid Organ Transplantation in HIV+ Recipients