The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Pattern Study (DOPPS) Program Continues to Grow

This activity will present the learner with information from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Pattern Study (DOPPS) Program. Findings from studies/patient reported data will be presented from the Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps), as well as preliminary results from the first year of the international Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). The most up-to-date trends in US hemodialysis care and the patient experience, with a focus on the ESRD transition period will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives: 

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Describe early study findings and patient reported data from the Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps)
  • Review preliminary results from the first year of the international Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS)
  • Interpret the most up-to-date trends in US hemodialysis care and the patient experience, with a focus on the ESRD transition period

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Dialysis Technicians
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

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.

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; and complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required; learners will only have 3 attempts to pass the post-test) and evaluation to successfully earn credit. The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours.  

Declaration of Disclosure:

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 prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they 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 perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/15/2017
Course expires: 
03/15/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Bruce Robinson, MD
Vice President Clinical Research
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
Ann Harbor, MI
Disclosure: Is the Vice President of Clinical Research for the non-profit research organization Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, which has designed and carries out the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Program. The DOPPS Program is supported by Amgen, Kyowa Hakko Kirin, AbbVie, Sanofi Renal, Baxter Healthcare, and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma. Additional support for specific projects and countries is provided by Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Proteon Therapeutics, Relypsa, and F. Hoffmann-LaRoche; in Canada by Amgen, BHC Medical, Janssen, Takeda, and the Kidney Foundation of Canada (for logistics support); in Germany by Hexal, DGfN, Shire, and the WiNe Institute; and for PDOPPS in Japan by the Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (JSPD). All support is provided without restrictions on publications.

Daniel Weiner, MD, MS, FNKF
Nephrologist
Tufts Medical Center Physicians' Organization
Boston, MA
Disclosure: Received salary support paid to his institution from Dialysis Clinic, Inc for research projects advising within DCI in the area of kidney disease.

Francesca Tentori, MD 
Research Scientist
DaVita Clinical Research
Nashville, TN
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP(C)
Staff Nephrologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, ON
Disclosure: Received an honoraria, consulting fee, and research support from Baxter Healthcare as a consultant, advisory board member, speakers bureau member, and researcher in the area of dialysis education; received a consulting fee from Boehringer-Ingelheim for his role on an advisory board in the area of diabetes; received research salary support from Arbor Research Collaborative for Health; and received a consulting fee from Otsuka Canada for his role on an advisory in the area of PCKD.

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP(C)
Staff Nephrologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, ON
Disclosure: Received an honoraria, consulting fee, and research support from Baxter Healthcare as a consultant, advisory board member, speakers bureau member, and researcher in the area of dialysis education; received a consulting fee from Boehringer-Ingelheim for his role on an advisory board in the area of diabetes; received research salary support from Arbor Research Collaborative for Health; and received a consulting fee from Otsuka Canada for his role on an advisory in the area of PCKD.

Dena Rifkin, MD, MS, FNKF
Nephrologist & Clinical Epidemiologist
VA San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Francesca Tentori, MD 
Research Scientist
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
Ann Harbor, MI
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Daniel Weiner, MD, MS, FNKF
Nephrologist
Tufts Medical Center Physicians' Organization
Boston, MA
Disclosure: Received salary support paid to his institution from Dialysis Clinic, Inc for research projects advising within DCI in the area of kidney disease.

Katherine H. Houle, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
UP Health System
Marquette, MI 
Disclosure:
Received an honoraria from Keryx for her role on a speakers bureau in the area of CKD.

Amy Proctor, RN, BSN, CDN
Regional Quality Manager
Fresenius Medical Care
Houston, TX
Disclosure: Receives a salary from Fresenius Medical Care in the area of hemodialysis.

Nathalie Harden 
Director, CME
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Anna Okoniewski
CME/CE Activities Manager
National Kidney Foundation    
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Jose Manuel Monroy Trujillo, MD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University Division of Nephrology
Baltimore, MD
Disclosure: Received travel reimbursement from Quark Pharmaceuticals.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/15/2017
Course expires: 
03/15/2019

Price

Cost:
$35.00
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Contact Information:

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