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Conferences Upcoming:

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Pancreas Transplantation: Discovery, Innovation, and Advancement - May 19th, 2017
  • Bariatric Education Days: An Integrated Approach - May 25 - 26, 2017
  • Transplant Immunosuppression 2017: Achieving Long-Term Success - October 11th-14th

If a Conference or CME Course is not listed here, please send an email to JJ Glover.

Celebrating 50 Years of Pancreas Transplantation: Discovery, Innovation, and Advancement

Celebrating 50 Years of Pancreas Transplantation: Discovery, Innovation, and Advancement

Honoring pioneers and celebrating 50 years of achievements since the first pancreas transplant.  The first pancreas transplant patient, a young woman with advanced diabetic complications, immediately became normoglycemic and insulin-independent.  The transplant was performed on December 16-17, 1966 by Drs. William D. Kelly and Richard C. Lillehei.  Since then, over 30,000 pancreas transplants have been performed worldwide benefiting seriously ill diabetic patients with to without kidney failure.

John S. Najarian Lecture Panel Speakers:
  • Jean-Michel (Max) Dubernard, MD,  University of Lyon, France
  • Frederick Merkel, MD, Loyola University and Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Hans W. Sollinger, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • David E.R. Sutherland, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lodging:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the adjacent Commons Hotel at the rate of $153/night. Please use the following link to reserve your room or call 800-822-6757 (MPLS) and ask for the 50th Anniversary of the Pancreas Transplant.

Registration and more info:

No registration is necessary for the John S. Najarian Lecture Panel and reception. There is a dinner to follow, which is by invitation only. Please contact Erin at erinb@umn.edu or 612-625-9798 with any questions about the days events.

Bariatric Education Days: An Integrated Approach to Treating Obesity

Bariatric Education Days: An Integrated Approach to Treating Obesity

May 25th-26th, 2017
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425

This conference is intended for multidisciplinary members of the bariatric surgery and weight management team, including bariatric surgeons, nurses, nurse coordinators, program managers, dieticians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and psychologists. The material will also be valuable for primary care providers, insurance medical directors, insurance case managers, and hospital administrators.

Course Directors:

Daniel Leslie, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota

Bridget Slusarek, RN, BSN - Allied Health Director
Program Manager
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota

Click here for CME Information and Registration

Transplant Immunosuppression 2017: Achieving Long-Term Success

Transplant Immunosuppression 2017: Achieving Long-Term Success

October 11-14, 2017
The Commons Hotel, University of Minnesota Campus, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by the Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Continuing Medical Education, University of Minnesota

Course Description:

The course will focus on current trends in immunosuppressive protocols for the care of transplant recipients, particularly addressing donor specific antibody; improving outcomes utilizing specific protocols aimed to reduce common causes of graft loss; and major issues in living donation, including paired exchange.  In addition, there will be “How I Do It” sessions where experts discuss how they care for patients with specific transplant issues.  A major component of the course will be the opportunity to interact with faculty who use different protocols and have opposing points of view.  We will again offer a pre-meeting for Transplant Coordinators on the morning of October 11.

Reservations at the Commons Hotel are currently open and are $153/night.  You can book online or by calling 800-822-6757 and asking for the Transplant Immunosuppression 2017 Conference.

Look for more information including the Call for Abstracts, preliminary program and registration in early 2017.

Past Conferences:

  • Fundemantal Critical Care Support - November 16th - 17th
  • Bakken Symposium 2016: How Data Drives Quality, Safety and Innovation - November 21st

Bakken Symposium 2016: How Data Drives Quality, Safety and Innovation

Bakken Symposium 2016: How Data Drives Quality, Safety and Innovation

Bakken Symposium 2016: How Data Drives Quality, Safety and Innovation

November 21st
McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota

Presented by the University Of Minnesota Department Of Surgery, this course is designed to highlight how data is used across disciplines (clinical, insurance and industry) to drive quality improvements and innovative treatments.

Course Directors: Herb Ward, MD, PhD and Paul Iaizzo, PhD

More information can be found on here

Fundamental Critical Care Support

Fundamental Critical Care Support

November 16th-17th
Simulation Center
B-193 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware Street SE, MMC261
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The critical care team is crucial to improved patient care and outcomes in the intensive care unit. Critical care is a multidisciplinary practice with important roles for the entire team. In many locations the critical care team is comprised of practitioners with no additional training in critical care. This Fundamentals of Critical Care Support course is designed for the entire team and will review the basic tenets of quality critical care practice including the standardization of care and evidence-based medicine.

Course Directors:

Melissa Brunsvold, MD, FACS
University of Minnesota Health
Critical Care Surgeon
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program, University of Minnesota
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota