Risks & Benefits in Lung Transplantation
The goal of this activity is to provide a comprehensive review of current risk and potential benefits in lung transplant recipients. Attendees will be informed on the latest developments in lung transplantation in order to optimize outcomes for patients with various risk profiles.
This activity is designed for physicians and allied health professionals interested in the latest developments in lung transplantation including those in cardiothoracic surgery, transplantation, pulmonology, anesthesia, critical care, and emergency medicine.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- State the risks present in lung transplantation;
- Review the evaluation process for lung transplant candidates;
- Discuss the purpose and mission of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS);
- Explain how recipients are selected for transplantation using the UNOS scoring system;
- Evaluate the risks associated with potential transplant recipients;
- Appraise medical perioperative and postoperative treatment recommendations for lung transplant patients;
- Identify the risks and benefits of lung transplant in recipients according to patient status, background, and medical history;
- List developments in perioperative surgical options in lung transplantation.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.