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April 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm EST

HLA for Beginners

This is a joint NATCO / ASHI webinar

Access a recording of the Webinar HERE

Access a pdf of the Webinar HERE


Speaker:     Michael Gautreaux, Ph.D., D.ABHI  

HLA for Beginners is intended to be an introduction to HLA and immunogenetics for all transplant professionals wishing to know the basics of HLA's functions in transplantation. Topics covered will be HLA's role in the immune system and, consequently, transplant rejection, HLA typing and HLA antibody testing, specifically PRA testing and crossmatching.


  • Identify basic biological principles underlying the central role of HLA in the immune system and, consequently, the transplant rejection process

  • Apply basic concepts of HLA antibody testing and its role in the transplantation process

  • Understand basic concepts and utility of the crossmatch andits role in the transplantation process

Target Audience:     Transplant Coordinators, ASHI members

For assistance with registration contact the NATCO office at or 703-483-9820

Webinar recordings are available under the 'Members Only' section of the NATCO website.



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Continuing Education:

NATCO will award continuing education certificates to participants who attend this webinar. CE records are maintained by the NATCO Executive Ofice for a period of seven years. This program has been approved by the American Board for Transplant Certification for 1.0 Category 1 CEPTC.

Members may register at no cost. There is a fee of $35.00 for non-members.

We encourage your organization to register as a group. You may have an unlimited number of attendees per connection. Please disignate one person as the group leader. Only the group leader registers. The group leader will be responsible for verifying the attendance of members of the group for purposed of distributing CE credits.