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 following programs are being offered around the country.
MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute Symposium taking place virtually on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
Course Directors Thomas M. Fishbein, MD; Matthew Cooper, MD; Alexander J. Gilbert, MD; Stuart S. Kaufman, MD; and Rohit S. Satoskar, MD have created a robust and dynamic program with the support of renowned faculty who are scientific leaders in the field. They would like to personally invite you to attend this exciting educational opportunity.
The educational program will consist of three parallel tracks navigating the diagnosis and treatment options for kidney, pancreas, liver, and intestinal disorders including those requiring a transplant. Advances in Liver Diseases and Transplantation track will address the gap between best and current practices in order to provide the best care to patients, reduce morbidity and mortality, and reduce the burden of liver disease in the Mid-Atlantic region. Up to date information on liver disease and transplant topics relevant to community practitioners will be highlighted. We will focus special attention on tumors multidisciplinary management of tumors of the hepatobiliary tract as well. Through the Current Issues in the Care of Dialysis and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Patients track the content will examine kidney and pancreas transplantation with a special emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach in pre and post-transplant care of patients with renal dysfunction and post-transplantation. The third track, Update on Liver Diseases, Intestinal Failure, and Transplantation for Children will focus on topics that will be of interest to pediatric gastroenterology, primary care and allied health providers in the course of their interactions with infants and children with small bowel disease, parenteral nutrition, and chronic liver diseases including those likely to lead to transplantation.
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.