Primary Care Strategies for Kidney Disease 2020

Duluth, MN US
January 25, 2020

Primary Care Professionals play a key role in CKD management, and it is essential that PCPs and other health professionals feel confident in diagnosing and managing CKD. Collaboration between PCPs, nephrologists, and other health disciplines is key. This symposium will update primary care providers and other health professionals on best practices and updated recommendations for caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. Special focus will be placed on frequently asked questions nephrologists get such as pharmacotherapy, renal imaging, and ESRD treatment options. 

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Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
Activity Information:

Saturday, January 25 from 7:00am to 3:30pm.  

Registration Fees:
Open - January 20thJanuary 21st - January 25th

NKF Member - $75

NKF Member - $100

Non-Member - $100Non-Member - $125

Early Bird discount code: PCSKD20

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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: 
  • 3.00 AAFP Prescribed Credits
  • 0.00 AANP and ANCC Pharmacology
  • 7.00 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 3.00 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/25/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
01/25/2020 - 3:30pm




7:00am – 7:45am

Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibitors


7:45am – 9:45am

Evaluations in CKD


7:45am – 8:15am

When and How to Evaluate for Secondary HTN


8:15am – 8:45am

 Assessment of Proteinuria

Rachel Gordon, MD, St. Luke's Health System, Duluth, MN

8:45am – 9:15am

Renal Imaging: Contrast vs Gadolinium- Current Opinion


9:15am – 9:45pm

Panel DiscussionALL

9:45pm – 10:15pm



10:15pm – 12:15pm

Pharmacotherapy in CKD: New Challenges

10:15am - 10:45amNew Diabetic Treatments: The Role of SGLT2 InhibitorsTeresa Anderson Haag, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
10:45am - 11:15amDirect Oral Anti- coagulants: Roles and Risks in CKDTBD
11:15am - 11:45amHyperkalemia: Old Problem, New TherapiesTBD
11:45am - 12:15amPanel Discussion: PharmacotherapyALL

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Lunch Break


1:15pm – 3:15pm

Renal Replacement Options


1:15pm - 1:45pmKidney TransplantTBD
1:45pm - 2:15pmHome DialysisSandy Popham, MD, St. Luke's Health System, Duluth, MN
2:15pm - 2:45pmIn- Center HemodialysisTBD

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Panel Discussion


3:15pm – 3:30pm

Closing Statements and Wrap- Up



Radisson Duluth Harborview
505 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
United States

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

Nurse Practitioner and Nurse

Awarded 6.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education (includes XX contact hours in the area of pharmacology).

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 6.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.


This knowledge-based enduring activity has been assigned Universal Activity Number (unique to each activity), for 6.0 contact hours (2.0 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 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:

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AAFP Prescribed Credits
  • 0.00 AANP and ANCC Pharmacology
  • 7.00 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 3.00 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants

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