2019 Annual Scientific Meeting Wrap Up
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Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21, 2019
The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78701

Thank you for joining us at the Texas Transplantation Society 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting!

Continuing Education Credits will be submitted to the designated organization based on their respective requirements and distributed accordingly. We appreciate your patience during this process.

The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting received the following continuing education designations

  • CME - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Transplantation Society. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • CNE - Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credits through The University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Nursing has been approved for 16 credit hours.
  • ABTC - The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) Board of Governors has granted a total of 14.0 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification.
  • ABHI - The American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) has approved for 16 contact hours or 2.4 Continuing Education Credits for this presentation.
  • Social Work - The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work has been approved for 10.25 Continuing Education Units with 0.5 Ethics.

Special Recognition

Abstract Winner

Alejandro Torres-Hernandez, MD, won the 2018 Trinkle-Banowsky Abstract for his submission, "Willingness to Acquire Donor-Derived Hepatitis C Infection May Reduce Waitlist Mortality for Heart Transplant Candidates." He is currently a resident physician at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.

Case Presentation Winner

Clint Hostetler, the Director of Organ Recovery at LifeShare of Oklahoma won the 2019 Case Presentation competition with his case titled "Rapid DCD Lung Recovery".

Emeritus Member Recognition

Dr. Goran Klintmalm performed the first liver transplant in Texas at Baylor University Medical Center nearly 30 years ago. He was honored as an Emeritus Member due to valuable contributions he has given in the kidney and liver transplantation industries. He has developed one of the largest and most reputable transplant programs in the world. Under his direction, more than 8000 solid organ transplants have been performed at Baylor.