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MUSC Nephrology Proteomics Laboratory

Chronic Kidney Disease Symposium 2014

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Welcome to the 9th Annual Symposium on Nephrology for the Primary Care Provider!

Primary care physicians, 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 and comorbid conditions are invited to attend the 9th Annual Symposium on Nephrology for the Primary Care Provider on May 17th, 2014  at the Charleston Marriott Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.        

 

 
 
 
 
 

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.)

Saturday , May 17 , 2014

7:00 AM
Registration and Full Breakfast
7:40 AM
Welcome and Introduction

Session I: Recognizing the Patient with CKD

7:45 AM
John Arthur, MD, PhD
John Arthur, M.D., Ph.D.  Medical University of South Carolina
"CKD: Definition, Prevalence and Impact in Health  
  Objective: State the epidemiology of CKD and discuss its definition and staging. Recognize the utility and limitations of available equations that estimate kidney function. Implement strategies to incorporate K/DOQI & KDIGO guidelines into clinical practice. Define the relationship between CKD and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
8:20 AM
 
"Diabetic Nephropathy and Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis"
   Objective: Understand the natural history of diabetic kidney disease and hypertensive nephrosclerosis and apply tools for early detection.
8:55 AM
"Cysts in the Kidney"
  Objective: Delineate a systematic approach to evaluate cysts in the kidney. Describe with the natural history and clinical presentation of polycystic kidney disease.
9:30 AM
"Nephritic and Nephrotic Syndromes"
Objective: Delineate and apply a diagnostic workflow for the systematic evaluation of patients with hematuria and/or proteinuria. Recognize the current limitations of quantifying proteinuria. 
 
10:05 AM
Beverage Break
 

SPECIAL GUEST: Adam Whaley-Connell, D.O., M.S.P.H.

10:30 AM
"State of the Art Strategies for CKD Awareness and Detection" 
  Objective: Understand the implications of increasing awareness and early detection of CKD. Collect a complete family history of CKD and identify genetic determinants that significantly influence the development and progression of CKD.
Session II: Treating CKD and the Difficult Hypertensive Patient
11:05 AM
"Renovascular Hypertension: Recognition and Management
  Objective: Recognize the clinical features of renovascular hypertension (RVH) and reference the evidence supporting revascularization of RVH.
 
11:40 AM
Lunch Break and Case Presentations
 
12:45 PM
"Managing Resistant Hypertension and Hypertension in CKD"
  Objective: Review the clinical evidence that guides pharmacotherapy of hypertension in CKD. Implement strategies to achieve blood pressure goals and delineate a diagnostic approach for the recognition of resistant and refractory hypertension.
1:20 PM
"Slowing the Progression of CKD"
  Objective: Implement a strategy to slow the progression of CKD. Discuss the latest data on dual RAS blockade and review the risk benefit ratio of that intervention.
 
1:55 PM
Beverage Break
Session III: Avoiding further Injury to the Kidneys
2:05 PM
"Why do Nephrologists Hate NSAIDs?"
 Objective: Explain the mechanisms of nephrotoxicity associated with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and reference the strength of the evidence supporting the clinical correlation.
2:40 PM
"Handling Diuretics: Science and Art"
  Objective: Appropriately prescribe diuretics to manage patients with edema and hypertension. Describe the types of cardiorenal syndromes with emphasis on primary care issues.
 
3:15 PM
Beverage Break
Session IV: Managing CKD beyond the Kidneys
3:30 PM
"Anemia in CKD"
   Objective: Monitor hematocrit and hemoglobin levels in all CKD patients. Describe the benefits and risks of erythropoietin-stimulating agent therapy as means of improving the quality of life of CKD patients.
4:05 PMNada Abou Hassan, M.D Medical University of South Carolina
"Bone in CKD"
   Objective: Implement a treatment plan to manage patients with high phosphorous levels by introducing dietary changes and accurately prescribing phosphate binders.
4:45 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjourn
 Conference Details
About the Conference
Host Hotel
Conference Room Rates: $179.00 per night
Room Block will be held until 04/18/2014.
170 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29425
Click here for directions.
 
For Reservations Call: 843-723-3000
 
 
Registration
Conference Attendees
Physicians:
$245.00
Nurse Practitioners:
$175.00
Physician Assistants:
$175.00
Students, Residents and Fellows
Students, Residents and Fellows
$50.00
Printed Syllabus
$15.00
  
How to Register
Online
Visit http://www.musc.edu/nephrology/conferences/CKDS/index.htm. Complete the online registration form and then submit. You will receive a confirmation email following a successful transaction.
Mail
Mail the registration form with check or credit card information to:
Elizabeth Shewfelt
MUSC - Division of Nephrology
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
CBS 829/MSC 629
Charleston, SC, 29425
By Phone or Fax:
  Telephone:  (843) 792-6109– Registration by credit card only     
  Fax: (843) 876-5129 – Registration by credit card only 
Cancellations
A refund will be made upon written request prior to April 17th, 2014; however, $75 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after April 17th, 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 9th Annual Symposium on Nephrology for the Primary Care Provider.

Statement of Need
Approximately twenty-six million Americans have some degree of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and at least 450,000 reside in South Carolina.Conference. Our educational program is designed to provide strategies to primary care providers, nephrologists, nurse practitioners, residents and fellows to intervene and implement changes in their practice that will allow them to improve the quality of care and outcomes of individuals with CKD.  In particular, we will provide recommendations for individuals with hypertension and diabetes, common causes of CKD, to effectively control blood pressure, reduce proteinuria, improve the control of hyperglycemia, and avoid exposure to nephrotoxins, in order to diminish the risks for progression ofCKD to end-stage kidney disease and  of cardiovascular complications. We will also explore key topics in nephrology pertinent to hospital medicine. In addition to one full-day of didactic presentations, we offer interactive roundtable discussion to allow participants to benefit from a more intimate interaction and opportunities to have their questions or concerns addressed. Based on attendance and feedback from surveys, we are pleased to say that the event has been a major success and we hope to continue offering it to our primary care community this and every year.
Course Description
Our educational program is designed to provide strategies to primary care providers, nephrologists, nurse practitioners, residents and fellows to intervene and implement changes in their practice that will allow them to improve the quality of care and outcomes of individuals with CKD. The meeting will consist of educational sessions in the areas of 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
Accreditation
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.
Disclosure
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 shewfelt@musc.edu, or attach a note to your registration.
Acknowledgements
We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of this activity through educational grants:
Sanofi
 
We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of this activity through exhibits:
 
 
 
 
 

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