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Southeastern Kidney Disease Consortium

Southeastern Kidney Disease Consortium - 3rd Annual Meeting 2014

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual SEKDC Conference!

Nephrologists, other physicians, nurses, physicians assistants and researchers interested in novel research discoveries, and evidence-based best practices, treatment and management of patients with Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury, FSGS, Lupus Nephritis and comorbid conditions are invited to attend the SEKDC 3rd Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina on September 5-6, 2014 to be held at the The Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.        

Updated Conference Schedule

(The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.)

Friday, September 5, 2014

6:00 PMRegistration and Cocktails
6:30 PMWelcome
6:45 PMDinner
7:00 PM- 7:45 PM 


  Objectives: Describe and consider new potential treatments for AKI. Recognize the clinical features of AKI and reference the evidence supporting treatments available for various presentations of AKI.
8:00 PMAdjourn 

Saturday , September 6, 2014

7:00 AM
Registration and Full Breakfast
7:30 AM
Session 1: Acute Kidney Injury
John Arthur, MD, PhDJohn Arthur, MD, PhD  Medical University of South Carolina
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
  Objective: Administer and apply the appropriate type of fluid to use in the management of critically ill patients.
8:20 AM - 8:50 AM
  Objective: Discuss best practices for assessment of functional parameters by ultrasound.
8:55 AM - 9:25 AM
  Objective:  Objectives: Discuss best practices and appropriate management to prevent and treat perioperative acute kidney injury
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
Session 2: Management of CKD

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM

John Arthur, MD, PhD

John Arthur, MD, PhD  Medical University of South Carolina (*Special Lecture)

  Objectives: Present the evidence and familiarize with the mechanisms that link acute and chronic kidney disease. Implement strategies to incorporate K/DOQI & KDIGO guidelines into clinical practice.

Collateral Objectives:

-   Describe the epidemiological link between Acute kidney injury and the development of chronic kidney disease.

-   Explain the current understanding of molecular links between acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.

-   Collaborate and engage in continued research using combined analysis of well- characterized data sets for better generalization of results.

-   Explain the current state of research linking kidney disease and AKI and discuss  recommendations for future genetic studies in DNA.

-   Accurately identify patients who may be at risk for kidney disease progression or development following an AKI episode(s).

-   Appropriately apply treatment management to patients with positive screening results.

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
  Objectives: Identify appropriate diagnosis and treatment strategies for hepatorenal syndrome.
11:25 AM - 11:55 AM

Crystal A. Gadegbeku, MD, FAHA, FACP   Temple University 
  Objective: Review current insights based on clinical evidence and new discoveries that call into question this diagnosis and the implications for work-up and management.
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Lunch Break
Session 3: Glomerular Disease

1:25 PM - 1:55 PM
  Objective: Discuss and present new treatment plans for patients with lupus nephritis
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Objective: Current Clinical Research in Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) Glomerulonephritis”. Objectives: Identify best practices for diagnosing ANCA positive vasculitis and adopt methods to detect this condition early and prevent renal deterioration.
2:35 PM - 3:05 PM
John Arthur, MD, PhD
  Objective: Discuss the identification and application of current and potential assays that can help predict renal function decline in patients with diabetes.
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
Session 4: Management of End Stage Renal Disease
Titte Srinvas
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  Objective: Describe appropriate indications and techniques for maintaining vascular access patency.
4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
  Objective: Explain the appropriate management approaches to phosphate and PTH in patients with ESRD.
4:55 PM - 5:25 PM
Titte Srinvas
  Objective: Review and discuss new kidney transplant waiting list changes per the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines.
5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
5:50 PM
Closing Remarks
 Conference Details
About the Conference
Host Hotel
Conference Room Rates: $179.00 per night

Room Block is no longer available.

387 King Street  
Charleston, SC 29403
For Reservations Call: 843-722-0600
Toll Free Reservations: 877-756-2121   
Conference Attendees
Friday Dinner Only:
Saturday Conference Only:
Friday Dinner and Saturday Conference:
Students, Residents and Fellows
Friday Dinner Only:
Saturday Conference Only:
Friday Dinner and Saturday Conference:
How to Register
Visit Complete the online registration form and then submit. You will receive a confirmation email following a successful transaction.
Mail the registration form with check or credit card information to:
Attention: Elizabeth Shewfelt
MUSC - Division of Nephrology
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
CSB 829- MSC 629
Charleston, SC, 29425
By Phone or Fax:
  Telephone:  (843) 792-6109 – Registration by credit card only     
  Fax: (843) 792-8399 – Registration by credit card only 
A refund will be made upon written request prior to August 6, 2014; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after August 6, 2014. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties.
The Medical University of South Carolina's Division of Nephrology proudly presents the 2014 Southeastern Kidney Disease Consortium (SEKDC) 3rd Annual Meeting.
Statement of Need
The educational content of this activity is relevant to adult and pediatric nephrologists, transplant surgeons and primary care practitioners including internal medicine, pediatric and family physicians. The conference will provide participants with tools to correctly identify and determine optimal prevention and treatment of patients with acute and chronic kidney disease and ESRD. The conference will provide strategies to deal with complex renal problems such as optimal fluid management of ICU patients, the effect of acute kidney injury on progression of chronic kidney disease, management of glomerulonephritis and new approaches to dealing with dialysis vascular access. The strategies outlined will lead to improved patient outcomes. By incorporating interactive techniques, such as audience response system and case based discussion, attendees will be able to closely engage with the faculty for a more effective delivery of guidelines for problem solving strategies that can be directly implemented in their practices. Many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases have been made recently. This conference will provide updates in areas that are highly relevant to the daily practice of physicians who treat patients with kidney disease.
Course Description
This course is designed for nephrologists and other physicians interested in the treatment of patients with kidney disease. The meeting will consist of educational sessions in the areas of acute kidney injury, nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease as well as planning sessions to discuss collaborations in research and clinical issues.
CME Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with Essential and Standards of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through sponsorship of the Medical University of South Carolina. The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of  8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In accordance with the ACCME Essentials Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.
Americans with Disabilities Act
It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity please call Elizabeth Shewfelt at 843-792-6109 or via email, or attach a note to your registration.
We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of this activity through educational grants:
We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of this activity through exhibits:

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