Evaluation of Acute Allograft Rejection in Kidney Transplantation

This activity will address the ongoing clinical challenge of acute allograft rejection in kidney transplantation, including its pathophysiology and associated adverse outcomes. Evaluation and monitoring strategies will be addressed. Non-invasive biomarkers, including donor-derived cell-free DNA assays, will also be discussed.

Supported by an educational grant from Natera

Target Audience

  • Physicians 
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses  
  • Social Workers
  • Dialysis Technicians

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity you will be better able to:

  • Discuss the pathophysiology and outcomes of allograft rejection in patients with a kidney transplant
  • Describe evaluation and monitoring strategies for allograft rejection in patients with a kidney transplant
  • Interpret research on non-invasive biomarkers of acute rejection in kidney transplantation, including donor-derived cell-free DNA assays
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 0.25 AANP and ANCC Pharmacology
Course opens: 
03/11/2020
Course expires: 
03/13/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures

Jonathan Bromberg, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Disclosure: Research Grants: CareDx, Natera, Angion, Novartis

Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, FACP, FASN
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Disclosure: Grant: Natera; Advisory Board, Grant, Consultant: CareDx

Planning Committee Disclosures

Cynthia Smith, DNP, CNN-NP, FNP-BA, APRN, FNKF
Nurse Practitioner
Renal Consultants, PLLC
South Charleston, WV
Disclosure: Honoraria: Sanofi Genzyme, Relypsa, Vifor, Abbvie; Consulting Fee: Elsevier

James Papanikolaw, MA
Senior Scientific Director, Kidney Learning Solutions (KLS)
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Jessica Joseph, MBA
Senior Vice President, Scientific Operations
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Senior Continuing Medical Education Manager
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
 

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.

ACCREDITATION/DESIGNATION OF CREDIT STATEMENTS:

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

 

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education. 

Physician Assistant 

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 I Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME.  

Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

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 1.0 continuing education credits.

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

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 0.25 AANP and ANCC Pharmacology

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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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.