51st Annual Medical Symposium

Foster City, CA US
September 27, 2019

The 51st Annual Medical Symposium is a day long CME/CE program providing nephrology healthcare professional with timely information on CKD guidelines & standards, medication updates, research, treatments, and co-morbidities, so that they may better care for their patients. 

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Target Audience

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

Friday, September 27 from 8:00am to 4:30pm.  

Registration Fees:

Open -  August 11August 12 - September 27

NKF Member - $95

NKF Member - $110

Non-Member - $110Non-Member - $125

To obtain early bird rates use code: 51EARLY

Satellite Employees: Please use the code provided in your staff email (not 51EARLY)- contact celine.koh@kidney.org for assistance as needed

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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: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 7.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 7.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 7.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 7.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/27/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/27/2019 - 4:30pm




Speaker (include affiliation, city, state)

7:55am – 8:45am

KDIGO - What Is It & Why Is It Important

Wolfgang Winkelmayer, MD, Baylor and US Cahir, KDIGO

8:50am – 9:20am



9:20am – 9:50am


I Don’t Understand:  Literacy and Language Barriers in Patients with CKD 


Conservative Management of Advanced CKD: A Conversation Guide

Alicia Fernandez, University of California San Francisco



Susan Wong, MD, MD, University of Washington

9:50am – 10:20am

Break/ Exhibits Open


10:25am – 10:50am




10:55am – 11:25am

The Unplanned Dialysis Start - A Home First Approach


Patient Education on Peritoneal Dialysis- Why More Patients Should be on PD

Jose Morfin, MD & Maureen Craig, RN, University of California Davis


Chitra Reddy, MD & Kellie Fletscher, RN, Kaiser

11:30am - 12:00pm





12:00am - 12:30pm

We Are What We Eat: Role of Diet in CKD and Metabolic Acidosis




Patient Panel Interview: Diet Education? “That’s the Way I Like it”- A Patient Perspective

Nimrit Goraya, Texas A&M University





Sue Deepak, RD, & Lori Martinez-Hassett, RD, Satellite Healthcare

12:30pm- 1:00pm

Lunch/ Exhibits Open


1:00pm – 1:45pm

Contrast Nephropathy: Much Ado About Nothing?

Glenn Chertow, MD, Stanford Health Care

1:50pm – 2:20pm





2:20pm – 2:50pm

Hepatitis C Donors to Decrease Waiting List of Kidney Transplant Patients




Better than Waiting: Benefit of Accepting Kidney Transplants from High Risk Donors


Amarpreet Sandhu, MD, Sutter Health




Eric Huang, MD, University of California Davis

2:50pm – 3:10pm

Break/ Exhibits Open


3:15pm – 4:00pm

Addressing Financial Disincentives to Improve CKD Care

Eugene Lin, MD, University of Southern California

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Remote Patient Monitoring

Graham Abra, MD, Stanford Health Care

4:45pm – 4:50pm

Closing Remarks



4:50pm – 7:00pm

Afterglow Reception



Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
United States

ADA Compliance

NKF makes every effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance, please contact Celine at celine.koh@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 7.0 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 7.0 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 7.0 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 7.0 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 7.0 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

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


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