To start this activity, click Begin at the bottom of this page The Management of Patients After Renal Transplantation

Release Date: February 2012

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Expiration Date: February 2013

Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 1 hour

This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and Haymarket Media, Inc.

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the needs of nephrologists and primary-care physicians involved in treating renal transplant patients.

Educational Objectives: After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:
    • Discuss selection criteria and pre-transplant evaluation procedures.
    • Summarize established protocols in post-transplant management including ancillary evaluation, virologic monitoring, and potential medication-related complications.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Haymarket Media, Inc. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a commercial interest.

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP Grants/Research Support: Pfizer and NIH. Consultant: Genzyme and Genentech.
Speakers’ Bureau: Novartis and Genentech.

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:

Name of Content Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Jody A. Charnow, Haymarket Media, Inc. No financial relationships to disclose
Marina Galanakis, Haymarket Media, Inc. No financial relationships to disclose
Victoria C. Smith, MD, MER No financial relationships to disclose

Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period February 2012 through February 2013, participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest and submit it online. Physicians may register at , and 4) complete the evaluation form online.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better.