28th Annual Stuart A. Kleit Symposium

Indianapolis, IN US
November 14, 2019

This symposium is a one-day conference designed for kidney professionals and their professional associates.  By providing information about the latest developments and needs within the renal field, it is our hope to improve quality of care for all patients with renal disease. 

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Target Audience

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

Thursday, November 14 from 8:15am to 4:10pm.  

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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: 
  • 6.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 6.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 6.50 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 6.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 6.50 CDR CPEUs
  • 6.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/14/2019 - 8:15am
Event ends: 
11/14/2019 - 4:10pm



Speaker (include affiliation, city, state)

8:15am – 9:00am

Walk a Mile in My Shoes – What if YOU were the patient?

Kara Pendergrass, MS, RD, LD, Dialysis Clinic, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana

9:00am – 10:00am

Person-Centered Care in ESRD

Nupur Dupta, MD, IU Health/Davita, Indianapolis, IN

Renita Peck-Patient

Andrea Bates, MSW, LSW, IPRO ESRD Network of the Ohio River Valley

10:20am – 11:20am

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Volume in ESRD

Brent Miller, MD, IU Health, Indianapolis, Indiana

11:20am – 12:20pm

Optimizing Access to Transplant: Expanding Frontiers

Islam Ghoneim, MD, St. Vincent Transplant Center, Indianapolis

Kristin Welch, RDN, CD, CNSC

St. Vincent Abdominal Transplant, Indianapolis, Indiana

Sidni Brown, MSW, LCSW, CCTSW St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis, Indiana

12:40pm – 1:40pm

A Revolution in Halting Diabetic Kidney Disease Progression

Matthew Breyer, MD

Janssen Research & Development

Boston, MA

1:40pm – 2:40pm

Improving Real-Time AKI Detection and Patient Care with Machine Learning

Jay Koyner, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

3:10pm – 4:10pm

Understanding and Managing Dialysis Anxiety

John Delaney, MD, IU Health Physicians Behavioral Health, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Willows
6729 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46220
United States

ADA Compliance

NKF makes every effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance, please contact Celine at whoham@kidneyindiana.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 6.5 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 6.5 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 6.5 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 6.5 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 6.5 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

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


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