General Info


The purpose of this symposium is to provide knowledge in treatment and management of pediatric and adult transplant patient throughout all phases of transplantation. Upon completion of this symposium, the physician, registered nurse, and other healthcare professionals, will understand treatments, set priorities, and provide early intervention to improve patient outcomes through early recognition and intervention. The symposium will highlight topics such as caring for pediatric transplant patient during the transition of care from pediatrics to adulthood, adherence, graft function, complications, infections, and ethical issues encountered in solid organ transplantation.


This program is designed to provide community physicians, pediatricians, nephrologists, registered nurses, social workers and transplant coordinators in the field caring for patients with renal insufficiency and/or an organ transplant.


Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Examine the challenges of treatment and management when caring for the pediatric transplant patient
2. Review barriers encountered to patient adherence and impact of adherence on graft and patient outcomes
3. Identify methods for improving patient outcomes during healthcare transition from pediatric to adult care
4. Analyze best practices in the care and management of transplant recipients and their families


The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with Essentials Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the co-sponsorship of the Driscoll Children's Hospital and Coastal Bend Kidney Foundation, Inc. Driscoll Children's Hospital is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Driscoll Children's Hospital is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Driscoll Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of [twelve (12)] AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course has been designated by Driscoll Children's Hospital for [three (3)] hour(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.


Driscoll Children's Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must: attend the each session and symposium in its entirety, and complete and turn in an evaluation form.

Once successful completion has been verified, a "Certificate of Successful Completion" will be awarded for 12 nursing contact hours.


The following contact hours for Continuing Education will be sponsored by Driscoll Children's Hospital Social Work Department (Provider #CS1304). Note: some offerings are offered during simultaneous breakout sessions.
Day 1: 7.5 hours
Day 2: 3 hour

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
Continuing Medical Education

3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

Phone: (361) 694-4117
Fax (361) 808-2111

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(800) 735-2989

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