2019 Annual Regional Symposium: Exploring New Frontiers in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

New York, NY US
March 29, 2019

This half-day symposium is designed for nephrologists, general internists, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nephrology nurses, technicians, nurse practitioners, social works, renal and clinical dietitians and transplant coordinators. Featuring nationally recognized faculty this symposium will focus on presenting the newest discoveries in the treatment of kidney disease. It will cover a variety of topics, such as polycystic kidney disease, anemia, kidney stones, and how to effectively manage difficult patients. This meeting is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of the entire nephrology healthcare team by encouraging collaborative and patient-focused care.

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Target Audience

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

Friday, March 29 from 7:00am to 2:00pm.  

Registration Fees:

NKF Members: $75
Non-Members: $100
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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. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe high risk areas of concern in the transplant process from the perspectives of a physician and patient
  • Outline the relationship between potassium and the development of hyperkalemia 
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients
  • Describe the sustained viral response (SVR) post transplantation using direct acting antivirals (DAA) therapy and considerations for successful transplantation
  • Review advances in therapy for renal associated anemia, specifically, HIF-PHI, IV iron studies and the role of biosimilars
  • Outline and detail the skills to master basic prevention of kidney stones
  • Describe kidney podocytes as the key target cell in the pathogenesis of FSGS and discuss novel therapeutic approaches in FSGS management
  • Recognize issues with patient compliance in hemodialysis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 5.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 5.50 Attendance
  • 5.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 5.50 CDR CPEUs
  • 5.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/29/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
03/29/2019 - 2:00pm




7:00am – 8:00am

Registration and Breakfast

8:00am – 8:05amWelcomeZoe Stewart Lewis, MD, PhD, FACS
NYU Langone Health 
New York, NY

8:05am – 8:10am

Opening RemarksSteven Fishbane, MD, FNKF
Northwell Health 
Great Neck, NY
8:10am – 8:50amThe Doctor as a PatientRobert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY
8:50am – 9:30amPotassium: What’s the Right Number and How to Get There

Maria V. DeVita, MD, FASN, FNKF
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine 
Hempstead, NY

9:30am – 10:10amA Practical Guide to Treating ADPKD in the Tolvaptan Era

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine 
New Haven, CT

10:10am – 10:25am


10:25am – 11:05amThe Use of Hepatitis C Positive Kidneys to Increase the Donor Pool: The Northwell Experience

Nicholas A. Jandovitz, PharmD
Northwell Health 
Great Neck, NY

11:05am – 11:45amAnemia in ESRD: UpdateBruce Spinowitz, MD, FACP
North Shore University Hospital 
Manhasset, NY
11:45am – 12:30pmLUNCH 
12:30pm – 1:10pmUpdates on Kidney Stones

Deepa Malieckal, MD 
Northwell Health 
Great Neck, NY

1:10pm – 1:50pmFocal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis: New Insights and Therapeutic StrategiesKirk Campbell, MD, FASN, FNKF 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 
1:50pm- 2:30pmManagement of a Difficult Dialysis Patient: A Case StudySteven Fishbane, MD, FNKF
Northwell Health 
Great Neck, NY
2:30pm – 2:45pmClosing RemarksSteven Fishbane, MD, FNKF
Northwell Health 
Great Neck, NY
NYU Langone Health Science Building
435 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
United States

ADA Compliance

NKF makes every effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance, please contact  Monique at monique.hardincordero@kidney.org.

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 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

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 I Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 5.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician 

Awarded 5.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.


The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 5.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.


Social Worker

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Provider #1014, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5.5 continuing education clock hours.      

National Kidney Foundation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0064.

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

Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 5.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 5.50 Attendance
  • 5.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 5.50 CDR CPEUs
  • 5.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours


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