Chronic Kidney Disease: A Deep Dive 2019

Houston, TX US
October 4, 2019

Earn up to 7.0 CME/CE credits/contact hours!

This one-day CME conference for members of the kidney treatment team will feature nationally and locally recognized faculty presenters.

Breakfast & Lunch Provided 

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST LOGIN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT in order to register for this activity. 

Target Audience

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

Friday, October 4th from 7:00am to 5:00pm.  

Registration Fees:

Open -  September 6September 7 - October 4

NKF Member - $65

NKF Member - $85

Non-Member - $95Non-Member - $115

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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 AANP Contact Hours
  • 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 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 7.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 7.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 7.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/04/2019 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/04/2019 - 5:00pm EDT




Speaker (include affiliation, city, state)

7:00am - 7:55am     

Registration/Continental breakfast/Exhibit Hall





7:55am - 8:00am     






8:00am - 9:15am     

Future of Dialysis

Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA




9:15am - 10:30 am   

Diabetic Kidney Disease in 2019 and Beyond

Sankar D Navaneethan MD, MS, MPH
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX




10:30am - 11:00am  

Morning break/Exhibit Hall





11:00am - 12:00pm           

Concurrent Breakouts





Breakout Session 1

Updates on management of bicarbonate target for dialysis patients

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD
UCI Health
Orange County, CA                                                                                                                             




Breakout Session 2

How I teach my patients about depression

Mark Meier, MSW
Face It Foundation
New Brighton, MN




12:00 – 12:30

Lunch  / Amgen Presentation





12:30 – 1:15

Lunch/Exhibit Hall





1:15pm - 2:30pm   

Motivational Interviewing

Nikole J. Cronk, PhD
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO




2:30pm - 3:30pm   

Concurrent Breakouts





Breakout Session 3

Substance Abuse Primer

Matt Stricherz, ED, LCP




Breakout Session 4

Modifying Disease Progression in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Anjay Rastogi, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA                  




3:30pm - 3:45pm     

Afternoon Break/Exhibit Hall





3:45 pm - 4:45pm    

Maximizing Dialysis Survival

Steve Brunelli, MD
Needham, MA




4:45 pm - 5:00pm    



Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria
1750 W Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
United States

ADA Compliance

NKF makes every effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance, please contact Amanda at

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 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 AANP Contact Hours
  • 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 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 7.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 7.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 7.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours


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