Pathogenesis and Management of Nephrotic Syndrome in Primary Podocytopathies

This knowledge-based activity will address the ongoing medical problem of nephrotic syndrome, including the management of proteinuria. Content will review the pathogenesis and etiologies of nephrotic syndrome. Evaluation, management strategies, and treatment options will also be addressed.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Describe the etiologies and pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome, including underlying disorders and the role of proteinuria
  • Recognize nephrotic syndrome, including underlying disorders and the presence of proteinuria and other markers, for timely diagnosis
  • Identify current research findings, practice guidelines, and treatment options for nephrotic syndrome to improve practice
  • Identify management strategies in patients with nephrotic syndrome using a case-based approach to improve patient outcomes

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
CME/CE Information:

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistant

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioner

This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.33 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID (1505212).

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.  

Nurse

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education (includes 0.33 contact hour in the area of pharmacology).

Dietitian

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.

Pharmacist

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Completion of the entire knowledge-based activity consisting of slides and audio, post-test questions, and evaluation are prerequisites for receiving continuing pharmacy education credit(s) for 1.5 contact hour (0.15 CEUs). This activity has been assigned ACPE Universal Activity Number 0016-9999-15-077-H01-P.  All ACPE credit awarded to participants must be uploaded to CPE Monitor ™ within 30 days of the program date, so pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are required to provide their e-Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD) at the time of the program.  Please contact pharmce@uic.edu if you do not see this program information listed in the CPE Monitor within 30 days. For more information and to set up your e-Profile visit: www.MyCPEmonitor.net.

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) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.   

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, National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals 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: 
  • 0.33 AANP and ANCC Pharmacology
  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
06/26/2015
Course expires: 
06/26/2017
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
4.5
Faculty Disclosures:

Brad Rovin, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Disclosure: Consultant for Biogen-Idec, Genentech, Abbvie, Genzyme, GSK and MSD. Investigator-initiated clinical trial with Mallinckrodt.  

Laurence Beck, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Receives royalty from UpToDate, is a consultant for Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and holds a patent through Boston University Medical Center.

Fernando Fervenza, MD, PhD
Nephrologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Disclosure: Receives research grants from Genentech, Inc., Biogen Idec, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Genzyme.

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Brad Rovin, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Disclosure: Consultant for Biogen-Idec, Genentech, Abbvie, Genzyme, GSK and MSD. Investigator-initiated clinical trial with Mallinckrodt.

Laurence Beck, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Receives royalty from UpToDate, is a consultant for Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and holds a patent through Boston University Medical Center.

Fernando Fervenza, MD, PhD
Nephrologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Disclosure: Receives research grants from Genentech, Inc., Biogen Idec, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Genzyme.

Susan Cary, BSN, MSN, APRN, NP-BC, CNN
Nurse Practitioner
Ochsner Health Care System
Baton Rouge, LA

Disclosure: Member of the speakers bureau for Amgen and Sanofi, and is a consultant for the Amgen Nurse Advisory Board.

Katie E. Cardone,  PharmD, BCACP, FNKF
Associate Professor
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, NY

Disclosure: Receives stipend from Fresenius Medical Care, and spouse receives salary from Fresenius Medical Care.

James Papanikolaw, MA
KLS Program Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY

Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Bina George-Figueroa, MS, CHCP
Senior Director, Program Accreditation
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY

Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

CME/CE Reviewer Disclosure:

Adrian Sequeira, MD, ABIM certified
Associate Professor of Medicine
LSU Healthcare System
Shreveport, LA

Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Polly Zimmermann, RN, MS, MBA, CEN, FAEN
Associate Professor
Harry S. Truman College
Chicago, IL

Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Janice Powers, M.Ed, BS, RD
Clinical Dietitian
Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Hampton, VA

Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Supported in part by an educational grant by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Available Credit

  • 0.33 AANP and ANCC Pharmacology
  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/26/2015
Course expires: 
06/26/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Contact Information:

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