Brain Death Declaration: The Physician’s Perspective - Moving Toward Better Quality and Uniformity

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET/ 11:00am - 12:30pm PT           


Brain Death Declaration often presents challenges for healthcare providers as it is a diagnosis that requires the utmost accuracy and urgency, especially when evaluating the possibility of organ procurement for transplantation. The goal of this webinar is to prepare physicians to accurately and consistently declare brain death through the uniform application of the American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters and to educate critical care personnel who assist in or observe the process. Join us to hear from three leading experts as they highlight unique case studies, techniques, and effective communication strategies.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify the steps needed to perform the clinical brain death examination and apnea test.
  • Implement strategies to aid the completion of a brain death exam according to the AAN Practice Parameters.
  • Identify the prerequisites and ancillary tests required or recommended to declare brain death.
  • Develop a process to accurately document the declaration of brain death.
  • Assess the significance and impact of inconsistent state laws on the declaration of death.


  • David M. Greer, MD, MA, FCCM, FAHA, FNCS, FAAN, FANA
  • J. Javier Provencio, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS
  • Fernando D. Goldenberg, MD
  • TBD (Moderator)

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Target Audience:
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses (particularly critical care and emergency room 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 1.5 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 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117. 

CME - AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AdventHealth Tampa designates this live activity for a max of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

All faculty members and planners participating in CME activities provided by AdventHealth Tampa are required to disclose any actual or apparent conflicts of interests related to the content of their presentation to the audience.  Neither the planners nor the presenters of this activity have disclosed any conflicts of interest related to this activity.

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Webinar - Brain Death Declaration: The Physician’s Perspective - Moving Toward Better Quality and Uniformity

  • Wednesday Nov 04 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM