Dr. Dianne De Santis, PhD (UWA) is a senior medical scientist-in-charge at the Department of Clinical Immunology at PathWest, Royal Perth Hospital and serves as the Marrow Match Manager for the Western Australian Donor Search program, as well as being responsible for the development and implementation of Next Generation Sequencing technology for immunogenetic applications such as HLA genotyping. She has been working in the fields of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics since 1996. She has earned a Bachelor of Science degree and subsequently a PhD investigating the role of killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation from the University of Western Australia. She has represented APHIA as faculty at the last 2 International Summerschool programs providing lectures on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, Donor Registries, KIR in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and HLA and Drug Hypersensitivity. She was Co-Chair for the 16th International Histocompatibility Workshop – NGS component and part of the Key Opinion Leader Network for Life Technologies Next Generation Sequencing Working Group. She has ongoing collaboration in the areas of Next Generation Sequencing, KIR and transplantation, HLA and Disease, and MHC polymorphism.
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00
A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:
(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.
Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:
(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).