Kidney & Transplant Symposium

Columbus, OH US
March 19, 2019 to March 20, 2019

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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Target Audience

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 7:30am-12:00pm

Registration Fees:
Open - February 15thFebruary 16th - March 20

NKF Member - $125

NKF Member - $150

Non-Member - $150Non-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. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/19/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
03/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Agenda - March 19




7:30am – 8:00am

Registration and Breakfast


8:00am – 8:10am

WelcomeAnil Agarwal, MD
8:15am – 8:30amA Patient's Perspective Tifiro Cook
8:30am – 9:30amKeynote Address: Improving Awareness and Diagnosis of Kidney Disease

Holly Kramer, MD, FNKF

9:30am – 10:30amBioartificial Kidney: From Concept to Bedside 

William Fissell, MD

10:30am – 10:45am

Break/Visit the Exhibits

10:45am – 11:45amUpdates and Issues in Kidney Transplant (Panel Discussion) 

Uday Nori, MD 
Amit Govil, MD
Todd Pesavento, MD 

11:45am – 12:45pmLunch/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 – 2:15pmChronic Kidney Disease: Current Status 

Rupesh Raina, MD 

2:15pm – 2:45pmPolycystic Kidney Disease: What is New in Management? Rima Kang, MD 
2:45pm – 3:00pmBreak/Visit the Exhibits 
3:00pm – 4:00pmAdvocacy Roundtable: Advocating for our Patients and Living DonorsChris Brown, MD 
Ron Flauto, DO

Marcy Conti, MBA, BSN, RN 
James Dilts, MD 
4:00pm – 4:05pmClosing Video/AnnouncementsAntoinette 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 – 9:30amTreating Hyperkalemia - New Kids on the BlockKhaled Boobes, MD
9:30am – 10:00amHypertension in Children: What's New?Hiren Patel, MD 
10:00am – 10:15amBreak/Visit the Exhibits 
10:15am – 11:15amGetting to the Heart of Malnutrition – Connecting Inflammation, Malnutrition and Cardiovascular Health in CKD5Eileen Moore, RD
Minimizing Legal Risks in Your Nursing PracticeHeather Melick, JD, BSN, RN
Managing Psychosocial Aspects of Kidney DiseaseKristy Engel, PsyD
11:15am – 12:00pmTransitioning to Dialysis: Ensuring Choices for PatientsMichael Kraus, MD
12:00pmClosing RemarksAnil Agarwal, MD 
Antoinette Greene Tubbs 
Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH 43240
United States

ADA Compliance

NKF makes every effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance, please contact  Antoinette at

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.  

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 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.


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), 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.

Transplant Coordinators

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).

Available Credit

  • 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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