Transplant Immunosuppression

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.

Conference Location and Accommodations

A block of sleeping rooms is available at the discounted rate of $153 plus taxes. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of Saturday, September 10, 2017 and refer to the course by name to receive the discounted rate. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.

The Commons Hotel
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone: 612-379-8888 or 1-800-822-6757


In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly 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 healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This activity is awarded up to 24.5 ANCC contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit.  The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.



The Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant would like to extend a special thank you to the following organizations for their support of this meeting through educational grants:

  • Abbvie
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Mallinckrodt
  • Sanofi- Genzyme
  • Shire

The Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant would like to thank the following companies for providing exhibit support:

  • Astellas
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Care DX
  • Novartis
  • Sanofi-Genzyme
  • Thermofisher/One Lambda
  • Veloxis

Marketing Support:

  • Novartis
  • Optum
  • Sanofi-Genzyme