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Koontz, Callender, Drew Transplant Symposium

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:30am
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Transplantation Disparities: The Impact in the Healthcare Reform Era

For physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, community leaders and students.

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This symposium is designed to promote the exchange of ideas on healthcare disparities and its impact on organ and tissue donation.

Date/Time: Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Beaumont Health System, Administration Building, Auditorium, 3601 West 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073


  • Identify the diversity, cultural, and linguistic competence of health services providers.
  • Develop a better understanding of how popular media may influence potential non-directed donors.
  • Recognize how an increase in insured patients with earlier access to transplantation has the
  • potential to further strain the already limited organ supply.

Moderator: Jason E. Denny, MD, Senior Staff Transplant Surgeon, Henry Ford Health System

Keynote Speaker:  DANIEL E. DAWES, ESQ., Morehouse School of Medicine, Exectutive Director of Government Relations, Health Policy and External Affairs

Featured Speakers & Topics:

  • “Contemporary Medical Institutions:The Value Of Transplantation” with Alan J. Koffron, M.D., Director of Multi-Organ Transplantation, Beaumont Health System
  • “From Sitcoms and Church Pews to Facebook:How to Better Understand and Assess the Potential Living Donor in a Changing Landscape” with Cindy Brown, LMSW, ACSW, University of Michigan Transplant Center
  • “Vascular Composite Allotransplantation:We Need A Helping Hand” with Darla Granger, M.D., Director of Pancreas Transplantation, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • “Cultural Competence & Diversity in the Workplace” with Lauren Hill, B.A., Director, Diversity & Staff Development at Beaumont Health Systems

CME Accreditation
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 sponsorship of William Beaumont Hospital and Gift of Life MOTTEP. William Beaumont Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Designation
William Beaumont Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Beaumont Health System (OH-378,10/1/2016) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Participants must sign-in, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation form to receive contact hours.  Awarding of contact hours is based on the assessment of the education merit of the program and does not constitute an endorsement of the use of any
specific modality in the care of patients.  Applications for continuing education hours are being sent to the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, the Board of Chaplaincy
Certification Inc., and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

Registration fees: Physicians $100; Health Professionals $50; Chaplains, Students & Community Leaders $25

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