Continuing Education

*** The below continuing education information is from 2017. Check back soon for 2019 information. ***


This activity is planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and LifeSource.  In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education 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.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit.  The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Apply evidence based guidelines for determining and declaring brain death in adults
  • Utilize proven best practices to support the unique needs of patients/patient families
  • Collaboratively support families at end-of-life to say “yes” to donation in the absence of donor designation
  • Increase self-awareness and emotional intelligence skill sets
  • Convey accurate information about organ, eye, and tissue donation to patients and families


This symposium is designed for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who are: involved in the care of patients and families at the end-of-life; motivated to improve the outcomes of donation and transplantation; interested in increasing the number of registered donors in workplaces and communities with the overall goal of making organ, tissue and eye donation a societal norm. Professionals from intensive care, operating room, respiratory therapy, family care, transplant programs, as well as Medical Examiners, coroners and funeral directors, will benefit from attending.