Frailty and Cognitive Impairment in Kidney Transplantation

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
3:00-4:00pm ET/ 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT         


As the number of older patients referred for kidney transplantation continues to rise; transplant centers are faced with the challenge of determining which of these patients are appropriate candidates for transplantation. Medical evaluations help guide clinicians in their decision making, but can sometimes fall short in determining risk of poor outcomes. Reliance on gerontologic measures of frailty and cognitive function to help identify ideal candidates in the pre-transplant setting is growing. In this course we will review the evidence for measuring frailty and cogitation and discuss the strengths and limitations of different gerontologic tools.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify tools to measure frailty during transplant evaluation.
  • Describe how to incorporate frailty testing in the pre-transplant evaluation.
  • List the many different tests of cognition and identify which is most appropriate for transplant evaluation.


  • Mara McAdams DeMarco, PhD
  • Nadia Chu, PhD
  • Laura Hanpeter, MHSA (Moderator)

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Target Audience:
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education:
CEPTC - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 Category I CEPTC credit from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of viewing the recording.

Nursing - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117. 


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Webinar - Frailty and Cognitive Impairment in Kidney Transplantation

  • Tuesday Oct 20 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM