2019 OKC Medical Symposium

Oklahoma City, OK US
October 18, 2019

The NKF Medical Symposium in Oklahoma City is a half day 3.75 CME/CE conference that provides up-to-date scientific information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Featuring presentations by experts in the field, the medical symposium is a unique opportunity for medical professionals to come together to hear nationally respected speakers present on controversial, thought-provoking topics, and current research findings.

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Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Dietitians
  • Social Workers
  • Dialysis Technicians
  • Transplant Coordinators 
Activity Information:

Friday, October 18 from 12:00pm to 5:30pm.  

Registration Fees:

Open -  September 27September 28 - October 18

NKF Member - $25

NKF Member - $40

Non-Member - $40Non-Member - $55

To obtain early bird rates use code: OKC19EARLY

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Method of Participation:

Participants will attend the live symposia and submit an online activity evaluation.  Participants have up to four (4) weeks after the event to complete the online activity evaluation. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AAFP Prescribed Credits
  • 3.75 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 3.75 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 3.75 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 3.75 Attendance
  • 3.75 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 3.75 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/18/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
10/18/2019 - 5:30pm



Speaker (include affiliation, city, state)


Registration and Lunch Buffet


Welcome and Opening Remarks


Basics of Chronic Kidney Disease

Usman Bhutta, MD, Oklahoma University School of Medicine


Surgical Aspects of Living Kidney Donation

Alan Hawxby, MD, University of Oklahoma Transplant Center


Break: Visit Exhibits


Kidney Biopsies in Infectious Disease Patients

Christine VanBeek, MD,

Ameripath / Quest Diagnostics


Recent Developments in Treatment of Polysystic Kidney Disease

Benjamin D. Cowley, Jr., MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


Break: Visit Exhibits


Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Krishna Baradhi, MD, FASN, FACP, FNKF; University of Oklahoma School of Medicine


Renal Stone Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Divya Pragatheeshwar, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK


Closing Remarks

Samis Education Center
1200 Children's Ave
Lower Level Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
United States

ADA Compliance

NKF makes every effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance, please contact JoAnna at joAnna.rogers@kidney.org

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) they or their family members may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity. If, on the basis of information disclosed, a conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on established policies by NKF. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NKF, ACCME, ACPE or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Faculty members are also required to disclose to the activity audience when an unlabeled use of a commercial product, or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose, is discussed during an educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide attendees with information prior to their participation in the educational activity, and allow the audience to be fully informed in the evaluation of the information being presented. The program book will note those individuals who have disclosed relationships, including the nature of the relationships and the associated commercial entities. This information will also be presented to the audience prior to the activity via podium announcement and slide presentation.

NKF’s Expectation of Presenters

Through Continuing Education Programs, NKF promotes excellence in kidney healthcare education. NKF expects that all presenters affiliated with this activity will provide informative and fully accurate content that reflects the highest level of scientific rigor and integrity.

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician 

Awarded 3.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Physician Assistants

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.


The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3.75 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

Social Worker

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Kidney Foundation is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Kidney Foundation maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 3.75 continuing education credits.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Transplant Professionals 

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing transplant education by the American Board for Transplant Certification: CEPTC Provider Number #170. This activity is pending approval. 

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AAFP Prescribed Credits
  • 3.75 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 3.75 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 3.75 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 3.75 Attendance
  • 3.75 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 3.75 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

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