A number of websites continue to provide continuing education programs suitable for credentialing, offering CEUs or other continuing education credits (CEPTCs, CMEs, etc.). Although we would be pleased if CEUs were more prevalent online, SW CEUs are not required for credentialing, and some states accept a percentage of non-social work continuing education credits to qualify toward annual licensing requirements. To the best of our ability, we try to keep this webpage current with available offerings. The following is a list of online and community programs.
The Symposium on Obesity and Kidney Transplantation
May 20, 2022
Hybrid – virtual or in-person
The Symposium on Obesity and Kidney Transplantation is being held at Temple University's Medical School. This event is being offered in a hybrid format (i.e., virtual and in-person. The event is free of charge and 6 CEUs are currently pending approval.
The aim of the symposium is to bring researchers, clinicians, and allied health professionals in the fields of obesity, bariatric surgery, nutrition, and kidney transplantation together to review and discuss the current state of knowledge and generate:
1. A position statement to inform policy and practice regarding patient selection for kidney transplantation, and access to transplantation for growing numbers of patients with end-stage kidney disease and obesity, most of whom are low-income, racial/ethnic minorities.
2. A research agenda, with specific research questions, informed by patients’ lived experience.
The meeting will be held Friday May 20, 2022, from 10a to 5p EST with reception to follow. The committee has planned a hybrid meeting to facilitate both in-person and remote attendance and participation.
For more details and to register, please go to: Obesity and Kidney Transplantation Symposium - Symposium on Obesity and Kidney Transplantation (ots2022.com)
This event is free of charge, 6 CEUs and CMEs are pending approval for a variety of disciplines (e.g., dieticians, nursing, social work, physicians), and breakfast and lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.
The Alliance hosts monthly live webinar programs on the latest cutting-edge and timely topics impacting the donation and transplant community. Additionally, if you have missed a live webinar, there is a list of on-demand webinars for access to the recordings.
The Alliance website webinar schedule can be found at: https://organdonationalliance.org/education/webinar-series/
UNOS Connect has a comprehensive course catalogue, although at this date there are no social work CEU courses available, only CEPTCs (Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators). However, some states allow a certain percentage of non-social work CEU courses for social work licensure, so check out the catalogue for good educational material. You will find Webinars, e-learning modules, and other online training resources are available.https://unosconnect.unos.org/
The Living Bank offers free webinars in conjunction with the Independent Living Donor Network. The ILDAN™ is an online community of health professionals who serve in live donor transplant programs throughout the nation. They offer a live webinar each month and make the recording available for on demand viewing following the live broadcast. Attendees may earn one credit of continuing education for each ILDAN™ course completed. https://www.livingbank.org/webinars/
The American Kidney Fund offers periodic webinars. You may visit their website, http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/ for a listing of upcoming webinars. Interested individuals can also sign up on their website to receive emails: http://www.kidneyfund.org/get-involved/sign-up-email.html.
The National Kidney Foundation offers online CME/CE activities through NKF’s Professional Education Resource Center (PERC), which provides accredited online courses to nephrology professionals including social workers. To browse PERC offerings, go to https://education.kidney.org/course-catalog-list.
To register as an NKF member for free access to PERC, visit www.kidney.org/education.
The American Liver Foundation offers professional development webinars and presentations.