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Donor Advocate Symposium 2013

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OVERVIEW

Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute in conjunction with the Camenae Group is honored to host the Second Annual Donor Advocate Symposium at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on Friday, October 25, 2013.

Living Donor Transplantation is an integral part of reestablishing health in patients affected by end-stage organ failure.  Nurse Coordinators and Social Workers play a pivotal role in the assessment, evaluation and recovery of the donor candidates.

At each step of the way social, emotional and psychological traits of the donor may raise questions that may determine the acceptability of the donor.  Most of these questions are rooted in common ethical principles.  The scope of the Living Donor Advocate Symposium is to openly discuss issues like ambivalence, insurance status, social status, coercion, informed consent and financial burden with the dedicated professionals who work with living donor candidates. The speakers will present real life cases and initiate conversation with the audience about the issues.

The purpose of the Symposium is to educate and inform registered nurses, transplant nurse coordinators, social workers, donor advocates and other professionals who work with transplant candidates in the ethical principles related to donor advocacy in an effort to incorporate improved patient strategies evidenced by intent to change clinical behavior.

 

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Göran Klintmalm, MD, PhD, FACS
Chairman and Chief
Baylor University Medical Center
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute • Dallas, TX

Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA
Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Baylor University Medical Center
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute • Dallas, TX

PROGRAM CO-CHAIR

Sondra Cohen, MSW, LCSW
Living Donor Social Worker / Living Donor Advocate
University of Chicago Medical Center • Chicago, IL

NURSE PLANNER

Rhonda Waterman Jones, RN
Nurse Educator
Camenae Group, Inc. • Southlake, TX

PROGRAM FACULTY

Cindy Brown, LMSW, ACSW
Clinical Social Worker / Living Donor Advocate
University of Michigan Transplant Center • Ann Arbor, MI

Jeanine Elkin, RN, CCTN, CCTC
Live Liver Transplant / Hepatobiliary Surgery Coordinator
The University of Chicago Hospital • Chicago, IL

Nicole Johnson, RN, MBA
Quality / Regulatory Program Manager
Baylor University Medical Center
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute • Dallas, TX

Kathy Manley, RN, BSN, CCTC
Transplant Clinical Program Manager
Baylor University Medical Center
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute • Dallas, TX

Kristin McClain, MBA
Director, Business Operations
Baylor University Medical Center
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute • Dallas, TX

James R. Rodrigue, PhD
Director, Center for Transplant Outcomes & Quality Improvement
Director, Behavioral Health Services & Research -
The Transplant Institute, Department of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Psychology • Dept. of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School • Boston, MA

LIVING DONOR PRESENTERS

Johnny Brinlee, Jr.
Pastor • Porum, OK

Michelle Brennan Hall, CAP®
Managing Partner for Financial Services Company

Christina B. Pippin, RN, CPTC
Procurement Transplant Coordinator

 

PROGRAM AGENDA

8:00        Welcome & Introduction
              Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA

8:15         Living Donor Transplantation:  Current Trends & Challenges
               Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA & Nicole Johnson, RN, MBA

9:00         The Turndown of Living Donors for Psychosocial Reasons:  
                Competing Needs Of Risk Protection & Donor Autonomy

                Sondra Cohen, MSW, LCSW

9:45         Break     

10:00        White Lie:  Right or Wrong?
                Kathy Manley, RN, BSN, CCTC

10:45        House Call Project and Its Implication on Living Donor Awareness
                James R. Rodrigue, PhD

11:30        Separating the Care of the Live Organ Donor from the Organ Recipient:
                 A Discussion of Requirements, Best Practices, & Clinical Issues

                 Cindy Brown, LMSW,  ACSW

12:15        Lunch

1:15         Understanding the Donor
                Jeanine Elkin, RN, CCTN, CCTC

2:00         Ever Changing World of Finances in Living Donor Transplantation
               Kristin McClain, MBA

2:45         The Donor Experience
               Johnny Brinlee, Jr.
              
Michelle Brennan Hall, CAP®
               Christina B. Pippin, RN, CPTC

3:30         Wrap-up / Conclusion / Evaluation

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed for registered nurses, transplant nurse coordinators, social workers, donor advocates, clergy, and professionals who work with transplant candidates, including physicians, ethicists, philosophers, and anyone with an interest in living donor transplantation ethical issues.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

NURSES
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 6.0 contact hours.

SOCIAL WORKERS
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886642859-2361) for 6 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
Please be aware:  The following states do NOT accept National CE Approval Programs:  California, Michigan, West Virginia

TRANSPLANT
Awarded 6 Contact Hour of Category 1 (one) Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification.

LODGING & VENUE

VENUE

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens - Rosine Hall
8525 Garland Road • Dallas, TX 75218
Tel:  214.515.6500 • Web:  www.dallasarboretum.org

LODGING
A room block has been established at The Adolphus hotel for Donor Advocate Symposium attendees. Please book your room reservations directly with The Adolphus via the following link:  ADOLPHUS RESERVATIONS