KDOQI Guidelines Update

May 9, 2019

In this session experts will present the most up-to-date guidelines on nutrition for management of all stages of chronic kidney disease and a guideline for the initiation and management of vascular access for patients receiving maintenance dialysis.  These clinical guidelines include systematic reviews and meta-analyses of existing research addressing multiple questions regarding nutrition and vascular access.  The associated risks of kidney donation and variations in practice patterns and research recommendations will also be discussed. 

Target Audience

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

Thursday, May 9 from 4:15pm to 5:45pm Eastern Time. 

Method of Participation:

Participants will attend the live webinar and submit an online activity evaluation.  Participants have up to four (4) weeks after the webinar to complete the online activity evaluation. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe how the new KDOQI guidelines on vascular access and nutrition in CKD differ from their previous versions
  • Identify and discuss additional policy considerations regarding care of living kidney donors within the United States
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ABIM MOC
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 1.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/09/2019 - 4:15pm
Event ends: 
05/09/2019 - 5:45pm
Parent activity set: 
Faculty Disclosures

T. Alp Ikizler, MD
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Disclosure: Honoraia, Consulting Fee: Fresenius Kabi;  Consulting Fee: ISN; Consulting Fee: Corvidia; Consulting Fee: Nestle

Emilio Poggio, MD
Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Cleveland, OH
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Charmaine Lok, MD
Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures

Michael Rocco, MD, MSCE
Professor of Internal Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Baxter; Consulting Fee: Abbvie

Bernard Jaar, MD, MPH, FNKF
Johns Hopkins University and Nephrology Center of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional 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.

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.


The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 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 1.5 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 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.


This knowledge-based live activity has been assigned Universal Activity Number JA0004461-0000-19-006-L01-P, for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). To receive credit, learners must read the activity overview, learning objectives and faculty disclosures, complete the pre-test, review the content, complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% (post-test may be taken up to 3 times) and electronic activity evaluation. An NABP eProfile ID and date of birth in MMDD format are prerequisites for receiving continuing pharmacy education credits. All credit awarded to participants must be uploaded to CPE Monitor™ within 30 days of the activity date, so pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are required to provide their e-Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD) at the time of the activity.  Please contact cmeinfo@kidney.org if you do not see activity information listed in your profile within 30 days.  For more information and to set up your e-Profile visit: www.MyCPEmonitor.net.

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 1.5 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 1.5 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 1.5 continuing education credits.

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

Transplant Coordinator

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 has been granted 1.5 contact hours. Program ID 170-XX. 

Available Credit

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


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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.

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