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Transplant Nephrology Core Curriculum

About the Transplant Nephrology Core Curriculum

About the Program
The Transplant Nephrology Core Curriculum (TNCC) is an online program jointly provided by the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation. The TNCC focuses on key information needed to prepare for the American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification examinations. The course also provides a comprehensive update on kidney transplantation. The program consists of nearly 7 hours of presentations by outstanding speakers and is available for purchase on an individual or multi-user basis. Internet access is required to access the course, and users must log in each time to view content.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the program, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the immunologic basis for acute and chronic rejection of renal allografts.
  • Delineate algorithms for evaluation of potential kidney transplant recipients and donors.
  • Define the short- and long-term outcomes of kidney transplant recipients and donors in the modern era.
  • Discuss basic pharmacology of currently available immunosuppressive drugs.
  • Describe the perioperative management and potential surgical complications of kidney transplantation.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology and management of common long-term complications of kidney transplantation.
  • Delineate the role of the Organ Procurement Transplant Network in regulating allocation of deceased donor organ transplantation.
  • Describe management issues that are unique to pediatric kidney transplant recipients.

Target Audience
This course is of great value to nephrologists preparing for either board certification or maintenance of certification in nephrology. It is also valuable to nephrology fellows, surgical transplant fellows, other trainees, transplant coordinators, and other professionals interested in kidney transplantation.

Method of Physician Participation 

  • Listen to and view streaming media with audio and slides.
  • Complete the post-test.

Medium Used: Streaming media with audio and slides

Original Release and Last Review Date: March 27, 2015

CME Credit and Post-test Termination Date: March 27, 2018

Estimated Time for Completion: 6.75 hours

Program Planning Committee
Chair: Donald E. Hricik, MD
Roy D. Bloom, MD
John Friedewald, MD
Heidi Schaefer, MD

Alexander Wiseman, MD