Kidney & Transplant Symposium
The Kidney & Transplant Symposium has been bringing renal professionals together for over ten years, equipping them with solid tools needed to deliver premium care for kidney patients of all ages. This day and a half symposium provides quality education to healthcare professionals. Topics that will be discussed include the latest medical advances and best practices in the treatment and care of kidney disease, dialysis, transplantation, and organ donation to help improve patient outcomes.
NKF is excited to announce Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, of Loyola University Medical Center and President of the National Kidney Foundation as the 2019 Keynote Speaker. Currently an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Loyola, Dr. Kramer’s research interests include kidney disease, nutrition, and cardiovascular disease. Please see the program tab for the full agenda.
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- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Dialysis Technicians
- Social Workers
- Transplant Coordinators
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 7:30am-12:00pm
|Open - February 15th||February 16th - March 20|
NKF Member - $125
NKF Member - $150
|Non-Member - $150||Non-Member - $175|
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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.
Agenda - March 19
|7:30am – 8:00am|
Registration and Breakfast
8:00am – 8:10am
|Welcome||Anil Agarwal, MD|
|8:15am – 8:30am||A Patient's Perspective||Tifiro Cook|
|8:30am – 9:30am||Keynote Address: Improving Awareness and Diagnosis of Kidney Disease|
Holly Kramer, MD, FNKF
|9:30am – 10:30am||Bioartificial Kidney: From Concept to Bedside|
William Fissell, MD
|10:30am – 10:45am|
Break/Visit the Exhibits
|10:45am – 11:45am||Updates and Issues in Kidney Transplant (Panel Discussion)|
Uday Nori, MD
|11:45am – 12:45pm||Lunch/Visit the Exhibits|
|12:45pm – 1:45pm|
|Physician Workshop: Vascular Access and Lung and Kidney Biopsy||Anil Agarwal, MD |
Robin Shah, DO
Jason Prosek, MD
|Clinician Workshop: Access Cannulation and Hyper/Hyposimulation||Raegan Field, LPH, CCHT |
Taryn Hill, PhD, RN
|1:45pm – 2:15pm||Chronic Kidney Disease: Current Status|
Rupesh Raina, MD
|2:15pm – 2:45pm||Polycystic Kidney Disease: What is New in Management?||Rima Kang, MD|
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Break/Visit the Exhibits|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Advocacy Roundtable: Advocating for our Patients and Living Donors||Chris Brown, MD |
Ron Flauto, DO
Marcy Conti, MBA, BSN, RN
James Dilts, MD
|4:00pm – 4:05pm||Closing Video/Announcements||Antoinette Greene Tubbs|
Agenda - March 20
|7:30am – 8:00am|
Breakfast and Welcome
|Antoinette Greene Tubbs|
8:00am – 8:45am
|Nutrition in Kidney Disease||Holly Kramer, MD, FNKF|
|8:45am – 9:30am||Treating Hyperkalemia - New Kids on the Block||Khaled Boobes, MD|
|9:30am – 10:00am||Hypertension in Children: What's New?||Hiren Patel, MD|
|10:00am – 10:15am||Break/Visit the Exhibits|
|10:15am – 11:15am||Getting to the Heart of Malnutrition – Connecting Inflammation, Malnutrition and Cardiovascular Health in CKD5||Eileen Moore, RD|
|Minimizing Legal Risks in Your Nursing Practice||Heather Melick, JD, BSN, RN|
|Managing Psychosocial Aspects of Kidney Disease||Kristy Engel, PsyD|
|11:15am – 12:00pm||Transitioning to Dialysis: Ensuring Choices for Patients||Michael Kraus, MD|
|12:00pm||Closing Remarks||Anil Agarwal, MD |
Antoinette Greene Tubbs
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 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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 10.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician
Awarded 10.5 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 11.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.
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 10.5 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.
This program will be submitted to the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) for up to 10.5 Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs).
- 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 10.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
- 10.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
- 10.50 Attendance
- 10.50 ABTC Continuing Education Points
- 10.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
- 11.50 CDR CPEUs
- 10.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
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