LifeGift, Noras Home and The Living Bank proudly present the Second Annual Texas Medical Center Hispanic Transplant Symposium. The Hispanic Transplant Symposium (HTS) is a landmark event bringing together staff, community partners and those serving the Hispanic community to advance the care of Hispanic Texans with end-stage organ disease.
Nearly 118,000 men, women and children across the country are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants; 11,000 are in Texas and more than 40 percent are Hispanic. As this need continues to grow, so does the need for collaboration among transplant and donation professionals, community leaders, patients and their families to overcome the challenges in tackling this critical health issue.
The Hispanic Transplant Symposium is an educational forum bringing together transplantation and donation professionals, patients and other community members to discuss transplantation issues affecting Hispanic Texans. The forum aims to create awareness, debunk myths and demonstrate a collective commitment to the cause.
Continuing education hours will be awarded to nurses, social workers, dieticians and dialysis technicians.
A list of speakers and topics is coming soon.
If your organization is interested in sponsoring, please contact Laura Davis, LifeGift, at email@example.com for a sponsorship packet.
Key Note Speaker: Sylvia E. Rosas, M.D.
Sylvia E. Rosas, M.D., MSCE is a nephrologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the chair of the Minority Affairs Committee at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Dr. Rosas is the director of the Latino Kidney Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center and is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her nephrology and epidemiology training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosass primary research focus is on the epidemiology of metabolic and cardiovascular disease complications in patients with chronic kidney disease. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease), American Heart Association and the Veterans Health Administration.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) hours are co-provided by Terri Goodman & Associates. Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CNE is valid nationwide and accepted by nursing professional organizations in many foreign countries. Nurses may earn one contact hour of CNE by completing the Live webinar only.
The ILDAN™ program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886638759-4624) and the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Social workers may earn one contact hour of continuing eduction by completing either the Live or OnDemand webinar. Social workers can earn one contact hour of continuing education credit from the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners by completing either the Live or OnDemand webinar.
The ILDAN™ program is approved by Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Professional counselors may earn one contact hour of continuing eduction by completing either the Live or OnDemand webinar.
For attendees that are not included in one of the above categories, The Living Bank issues a Certificate of Successful Completion to those who complete the Live or OnDemand webinar.