​X Bio-marks the Spot: Non-Invasive Rejection Prediction in Transplant Patients

New Orleans, LA US
January 24, 2024

This activity will provide pharmacists, residents, and pharmacy technicians with new information and knowledge on the prediction and subsequent medication management of acute rejection. With the introduction of emerging non-invasive biomarkers, clinicians will be able to treat rejection sooner with the current available agents.

Target Audience


Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Review the benefit of non-invasive versus invasive monitoring in prediction of rejection.
  2. Identify the emerging non-invasive biomarkers in the detection of acute rejection.
  3. Evaluate the available literature on non-invasive biomarkers in kidney, liver, lung, and heart transplant for the prediction of acute rejection.

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:

  1. Review the benefit of non-invasive versus invasive monitoring in prediction of rejection.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/24/2024 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
01/24/2024 - 1:00pm CST
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
United States

Kirstie Freibert, PharmD
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident
Ochsner Medical Center

Planning committee
Stephanie Anders, PharmD, BCPS    
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Abdominal Transplant, Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor
Ochsner Medical Center

Michele McCloskey, Pharm.D., BCTXP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Abdominal Transplant
Ochsner Medical Center

Cody Allison, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Solid Organ Transplant, Lung
Ochsner Medical Center


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As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.


Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.



Statement of Content Validity

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.


FDA off-label/unapproved usage

Faculty/Presenters are required to identify any new and evolving topics for which there is a lower/absence of evidence base. This is to ensure that our content does not advocate for, or promote, practices that are not, or not yet adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Faculty/Presenters are required to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label/unapproved or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices and/or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.

Usage Disclosure: “Off-label/unapproved drug uses or products are mentioned within this activity.

Evidence-based Content: Low/absence of evidence-based topics are mentioned within this activity.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Ochsner Medical Center. Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Designation Statement(s)

Pharmacists/ Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.

UAN JA0006103-9999-24-005-L01-P

UAN JA0006103-9999-24-005-L01-T


Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)

Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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