The Role of Nutrition in Solid Organ Transplantation

August 19, 2021 - 2:00 PM (EASTERN TIME)


Keila Oquendo Ramos, RD, LDN, CNSC
Clinical Kidney Transplant Dietitian
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Johanna Lopez Ph.D,, RDN, LD/N, CNSC, CCTD
Clinical Transplant Dietitian
Jackson Memorial Hospital



Learn about the role of nutrition in the pre and post transplant patient, focusing on the short term and long term effects of transplantation on patient's nutritional status. 

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate nutritional risks and goals of transplant candidate (pre) and transplant recipient (post)
  • Identify food-drug interactions with immune-suppressive medications and the importance of food safety post transplantation
  • Assess the long term nutrition side effects of immuno-suppressive therapies

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Upcoming webinars:

September 16, 2021
Taking Care of the Caregiver
Speaker:    Michelle Jesse
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October 21, 2021
DNA Testing to Identify Organ Rejection
Speaker:    Sara Geatrakas, Manager of Organ Transplant
Hackensack University Medical Center

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November 18, 2021
Impact of New CMS Metrics on OPO Practices
Speakers:    Rachel Baczewski; Rick Heitkamp; Nadine Kalpakidis; Rachael Wulf
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December 16, 2021
New Kidney Allocation: Regional Feedback Collaborative
Speaker:    Coming Soon
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Continuing Education:

NATCO will award continuing education certificates to participants who attend this webinar. CE records are maintained by the NATCO Executive Office for a period of seven years. This program has been approved by the American Board for Transplant Certification for 1.0 Category 1 CEPTC.

Members may register at no cost. There is a fee of $35.00 for non-members.

We encourage your organization to register as a group. You may have an unlimited number of attendees per connection. Please designate one person as the group leader. Only the group leader registers. The group leader will be responsible for verifying the attendance of members of the group for the purpose of distributing CE credits.