Join us at the Inaugural TMC Hispanic Transplant Symposium

LifeGift, Nora’s Home and The Living Bank present the Inaugural Texas Medical Center Hispanic Transplant Symposium. The Hispanic Transplant Symposium (HTS) is a landmark event convening transplant staff, community partners, and those serving the Hispanic community to advance the care of Hispanic Texans with end-stage organ disease.

Thursday, October 6
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (includes breakfast and lunch)
Texas Medical Center Accelerator (TMCx) - Innovation Institute
2450 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX

Currently 120,000 men, women and children across the country are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants; 13,000 of them are in Texas and almost half of them are Hispanics. 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 are awarded to physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians and dialysis technicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and The Living Bank. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Terri Goodman & Associates collaboratively with The Living Bank. 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 (ANCC) on accreditation.

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Keynote Speaker
Dr. Juan Caicedo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Caicedo is a transplant surgeon at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The inaugural chair for the Diversity Issues "Dr. Juan C. Caicedo, the transplant surgeon at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, will chair the forum/is the key note speaker. Dr. Caicedo is the inaugural chair for the Diversity Issues Committee in the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. For his leadership in developing Northwestern Memorial’s Hispanic Transplant Program, Dr. Caicedo was listed as a "40 Under 40" award winner by Crain’s Chicago Business." 

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