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CPD

New Tools for Optimizing Medical Decision-Making and Clinical Trial Designs in Kidney Transplantation

  • Authors: Alexandre Loupy, MD, PhD; Stefan Berger, MD, PhD; Maarten Naesens, MD, PhD
  • CPD Released: 7/22/2020
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 7/22/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of nephrologists, transplant surgeons, allergists, and clinical immunologists.

The goal of this activity is to educate physicians on the development of new tools that can help optimizing medical decision-making and advancing personalized treatment in kidney transplant patients

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Rationale for developing new tools to predict the risk of kidney transplant loss
    • Clinical evidence for using prediction tool scores as surrogate endpoints in clinical trials vs traditional endpoints
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Interpreting scores for individual patients with validated prediction tools 


Disclosures

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Faculty

  • Alexandre Loupy, MD, PhD

    Professor of Nephrology
    Head of Team at National Institute of Medical Research
    Paris, France

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Alexandre Loupy, MD, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Stefan Berger, MD, PhD

    Professor Head, Nephrology Department
    University Medical Centre Groningen
    Groningen, Netherlands

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Stefan Berger, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Received grants for clinical research from: Chiesi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

  • Maarten Naesens, MD, PhD

    Professor of Microbiology
    Immunology, and Transplantation
    KU Leuven
    Nephrologist, University Hospitals Leuven
    Leuven, Belgium

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Maarten Naesens, MD, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Editors

  • Marinella Calle, PhD, CMPP

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Marinella Calle, PhD, CMPP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Ryan Blanchard, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ryan Blanchard, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Robert Morris, PharmD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: ViiV Healthcare
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: GlaxoSmithKline


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

New Tools for Optimizing Medical Decision-Making and Clinical Trial Designs in Kidney Transplantation

Authors: Alexandre Loupy, MD, PhD; Stefan Berger, MD, PhD; Maarten Naesens, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CPD Released: 7/22/2020

Valid for credit through: 7/22/2021

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to educate physicians on the development of new tools that can help optimizing medical decision-making and advancing personalized treatment in kidney transplant patients

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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