• New ways to increase access to transplant - what is feasible? 

  • New ways to increase access to transplant - what is feasible? 

  • New ways to increase access to transplant - what is feasible? 

#Transplant Immunology #Latin America

Live Session:

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 6:00 PM (Local time in Buenos Aires)
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This masterclass aims to review and discuss the current knowledge on Paired Exchange and Desensitization’s programs and their combination to increase transplant possibilities worldwide. It will also address the ethical and logistic difficulties foreseen in Latin America for establishing paired exchange programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review the combination of paired exchange with desensitization programs

  • To discuss the obstacles to setting up paired exchange programs in Latin America

Accreditation Statement

“This Masterclass has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

Attendance to the live Masterclass and the completion of the post-event survey are mandatory to receive the certificate and CME credits.

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”


Kidney exchange and desensitization: a new paradigm of incompatibility

Dorry Segev

Associate Vice Chair for Research
Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, USA

Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, is the Marjory K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology and Associate Vice Chair of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He is the founder and director of the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation (ERGOT), the largest and most prolific group of its kind in the world

Obstacles for paired exchange in Latin America

Jose Osmar Medina Pestana

Nephrology Division,
Federal University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

Schedule (90 min):

  • 05 min

    Welcome and introduction by the Chair
  • 25 min

    Presentation: Kidney exchange and desensitization: a new paradigm of incompatibility, Dorry Segev, USA

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Dorry Segev, USA

  • 25 min

    Presentation: Obstacles for paired exchange in Latin America, Jose Osmar Medina Pestana, Brazil

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Jose Osmar Medina Pestana, Brazil

  • 20 min

    Interactive panel discussion with audience participation led by the Chair
  • 05 min

    Masterclass closing remarks

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