HIV and Organ Transplant: Successes, Challenges and New Frontiers

Sapna A. Mehta, MD
Medical Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, NYU Langone Transplant Institute
Associate Director for Clinical Affairs, Division of Infectious Diseases
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Dr. Sapna Mehta is the Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute and Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta received her MD from Baylor College of Medicine in 2003 where she also completed her Internal Medicine residency. She completed her infectious diseases fellowship at NYU in 2009 and then joined the faculty at that time prior to relocating to Houston in 2012. In Houston, Dr. Mehta’s clinical work included care for transplant patients at both Baylor –St Luke’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. She returned to NYU in 2017 to build the Transplant Institute’s Infectious Diseases clinical, education and research services. Dr. Mehta has a particular interest in improving awareness around transplant options for people living with HIV in the New York region. She is NYU’s site investigator for the multi-center HOPE In Action study and is developing NYU’s new living donor program for HIV-positive donors.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Understand the ongoing and growing need for transplantation among people living with HIV.
  • Be aware of the current transplantation options for patients living with HIV.
  • Appreciate the low utilization of living donor transplantation among patients living with HIV and strategies to address barriers to this option.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity has approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on May 21, 2019 and will terminate May 20, 2022.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
  • Accreditation Statement: Top of page

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page

    Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Sapna A. Mehta (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Mehta submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products, LP; and Merck & Co.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Courses Page at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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