Managed Care's Role in Improving Adherence and Outcomes in Solid Organ Transplantation: A CE/CME Supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care

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3.0 Credits - CME/CPE | Expires 1/15/2016

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.


Cher Enderby, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP

Transplant Pharmacist

Mayo Clinic

Department of Pharmacy

Jacksonville, Florida

Cesar A. Keller, MD

Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, Florida

A. Scott Mathis, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, New Jersey

Activity Overview

This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care is intended to provide an understanding of solid organ transplantation as it relates to improving long-term graft survival. Included are the most recent data on transplant types and their outcomes, approaches to managing immunosuppression and its adverse effects, data on cost-effectiveness of transplantation, and strategies to improve adherence.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:


  • Identify screening criteria used to efficiently register candidates for solid organ transplantation
  • Summarize the immunosuppressive options for recipients of solid organ transplants
  • List common adverse effects of medications used after solid organ transplantation
  • Identify common barriers to adherence in transplant recipients
  • Review the role of managed care in promoting successful transplant outcomes

Intended Audience

Managed care clinicians and administrators, including physicians, pharmacists, medical and formulary directors, and other managed care professionals involved in the management and care of patients who have received an organ transplant.

Release date: January 15, 2015

Expiration date: January 15, 2016

Estimated time to complete activity: 3.0 hours

Type of activity: Knowledge

Fee: Free

Physician Credit

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accredita­ tion Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Penn State College of Medicine and Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours (0.30 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-9999-15-002-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through January 15, 2016.

Important Instructions for Obtaining CPE Credit:

To receive a Statement of Credit, participants must complete the pretest, read the article in its entirety and complete the online evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or better. After successful completion and submission of the online posttest and activity evaluation your credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor. You may view your credit within 48 hours at

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