IR management of complications post-kidney transplantation (CME) – online course
Authors: G. Eldem and E. Ünal
Reviewers: M. Das, D. Filippiadis, P. Freyhardt, C. Nice and S. Spiliopoulos
This course corresponds to chapter 18.104.22.168 Renal Transplant Interventions in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR.
Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage kidney disease. Although rejection is the most common complication after transplantation, vascular complications can also occur and are serious, as they can cause graft failure. Non-vascular complications, on the other hand, are more frequent and represent a significant source of morbidity. A multi-disciplinary and individualised approach is essential in the management of renal transplant complications. Interventional radiology plays an important role in the diagnosis and image-guided treatment of these complications, lowering morbidity and protecting graft function.
- Understand vascular and non-vascular anatomy of renal transplants and recognise early and late causes of transplant dysfunction
- Be able to discuss clinical and diagnostic findings of vascular and non-vascular complications after renal transplantation
- Develop the ability to plan optimal management of vascular and non-vascular complications after renal transplantation
- Achieve technical competence in performing angiography and vascular interventions on transplant kidneys
- Achieve technical competence in performing non-vascular interventions after renal transplantation
This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and corresponds to chapter 22.214.171.124 Renal Transplant Interventions.
The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour and a half is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 1 European CME credit (ECMEC). The CME accreditation for this course will expire on June 29, 2024. A non-CME accredited version of the course will remain available for two more years.
The enrolment period of this course is set to 90 days and may be extended throughout the year with a valid All-Access Pass.
The CME certificate will be available in the myCIRSE area past the enrolment period if the course is completed before June 29, 2024.
Release date: July 2022