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Virtual Meeting: 2021 Penn Kidney Transplant Symposium


Nephrology and transplant nurses and healthcare workers who care for kidney transplant and dialysis patients are invited to attend Penn Medicine's Annual Kidney Transplant Symposium on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kidney Transplant Symposium will be offered virtually through the BlueJeans Events platform.

2021 Penn Kidney Transplant Symposium (Virtual)

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"We are offering a special agenda at this year's symposium that will highlight new innovations in living kidney donation as well as an important update on the changes to the UNOS kidney allocation policy," said Roy D. Bloom, MD, Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

"We are excited to offer the session virtually which allowed for triple the attendees at last year's symposium." He continued, "Despite the inability to meet in person this year, the symposium will be very similar to previous symposia with the addition of the online platform."

Register for the 2021 Penn Kidney Transplant Symposium. Event registration closes on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.


The session's agenda is an update that spans the phases of kidney transplantation from evaluation to listing to surgery to the post-transplant phase.

"This year our program will highlight Penn's experience in living donor kidney transplantation and our close partnership with the National Kidney Registry, as well an important update on the changes to the UNOS Kidney Allocation Policy," Dr. Bloom explained.

Additional topics highlighted in this year's agenda include the COVID-19 vaccine for pre and post-kidney transplant patients, treating depression in pre-and post-kidney transplant patients, and the critical role of social support in kidney transplantation

Virtual Platform

The event will be hosted online through BlueJeans Events platform. The interactive symposium will allow participants to ask questions of the presenters in real time.

Audience and Accreditation

Nephrology and transplant nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for kidney transplant and dialysis patients (such as social workers and dialysis unit staff), are encouraged to attend.

Symposium evaluations and certificates will be provided electronically. CEU Credit Applications for 5 Continuing Education Credits/ CEPTC have been submitted for Nursing, CEPTCE, NANT and NASW.

For more information, please contact Margaret Leid, Transplant Outreach Coordinator, at

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