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Avera Transplant Institute Symposium

Mar 27, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presentation Room at Prairie Center (previously Classroom A)
Sioux Falls, SD

Current Topics in Organ Disease and Abdominal Transplant. This education symposium is specially designed to highlight current topics and challenges in management of the patient with organ disease.

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No fee to attend this symposium



Target Audience: Primary Care, Specialty Care, Hospital, Dialysis and Health Insurance Professionals and Health Coaches.

Avera Transplant Institute Symposium


7:45 - 8:15 a.m.   Registration

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.   Welcome - Jerry Bunkers

8:30 - 9 a.m.       Transplant and Functional Status in Candidates with Advanced Age

Robert N. Santella, MD, FACP

9 - 9:30 a.m.       Psychosocial Considerations and Transplant Candidacy

Wallace Jackmon, PhD, LCSW-PIP

9:30 - 10 a.m.      Post-Kidney Transplant Care Management for Graft Survival — Collaboration with Primary Care Providers

Tina Melanson, MD, FNKF

10 - 10:15 a.m.    Break/Vendor Booths

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.Immunosuppression Regimen: Past, Present and Future

Tobin Klinkhammer, PharmD

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.  Systemic Chemotherapy Treatment for Hepatobiliary Malignancy

Mark Huber, MD

11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Liver Transplantation: Fair and Equitable Access

Jeffery Steers, MD, FACS

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Lunch

12:30 - 1 p.m.     Hematological/Bone Marrow Toxicities in Organ Transplant Patients

Emily Andersen, CNP
1 – 1:30 p.m.       Hepatitis C – Latest Treatments

Mumtaz Niazi, MD, FACP

1:30 - 2 p.m.       Antibodies to HLA: The Essentials

Martin Oaks, PhD

2 - 2:15 p.m.      Break/Vendor Booths

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.  Anesthetic Care for Liver Transplantation

Victor Scott, MD, FACP

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.   The Native American Client with Renal Disease: Cultural Considerations

Karla Abbott, RN, DNP

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.   Endoscopic Management of Biliary Complications in Peri-Liver Transplant

Christopher Hurley, MD

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.  Management of Liver Failure and Cirrhosis

Hesham Elgouhari, MD, FACP

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.  Panel Question and Answer

Hesham Elgouhari, MD, FACP Christopher Hurley, MD

Robert N. Santella, MD, FACP Jeffery Steers, MD, FACS

4:45 – 5 p.m.       Closing/Evaluations




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Avera McKennan Education Services at 605-322-8950 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location Instructor
1. Thu, March 27 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Presentation Room at Prairie Center (previously Classroom A) See Event Description

Location Details

  • Presentation Room at Prairie Center (previously Classroom A)
    1000 E. 23rd Street
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105