The 23rd Annual Stuart A. Kleit Symposium
Friday, March 7, 2014
Indiana Grand Casino, Shelbyville, IN

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Course Description

This one-day multi-disciplinary seminar will enhance understanding of advances in care of the chronic kidney disease patient and provide information to nephrology professionals. Patients will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the ESRD patient, transplant recipients, caregivers and the professionals providing that care.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this seminar, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the etiologies of Thrombotic Microangiopathy
  2. Explain recent advances in the classification and management of CKD
  3. Discuss the effect corporate changes have on patients and ways to positively impact patient's perceptions
  4. List the health benefits of humor
  5. Illustrate how you can assimilate humor/positivism into your dialysis program
  6. Understand the reasoning behind urgent start PD
  7. Identify the barriers to implementation of urgent start PD
  8. Explain kidney paired donation and the use of desensitization to increase the donor pool
  9. Bioavailability and Hidden Forms of Phosphorus


Friday, March 7, 2014
7:45 Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits Open
8:20 Opening Comments
Brian Decker, MD
8:30 Kidney Paired Donation
Presenter: Tim Taber, MD
9:15 Recent Advances in Classification and Management of CKD
Presenter: Raman Rao, MD
10:00 Break
10:15 Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis
Presenter: Joseph Whelan, MD
11:00 Thrombotic Microangiopathy
Presenter: Jay Gaddy, MD
11:45 Lunch
12:45 Bioavailability and Hidden Forms of Phosphorus
Presenter: Lisa Gutekunst MSEd, RD, CSR, CDN
1:45 The Patient's Side of Change
Presenter: Lisa Stiffler et al.
2:30 Break
2:45 Ethical Discussion
Kimble Richardson, M.S., LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC
3:30 Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm
Presenter: Tom Lepetich, MSW, LCSW
4:30 Closing Remarks, Evaluations and CEUs

Symposium Planning Committee

Brian Decker, MD, PharmD
Symposium Planning Committee Chairman
Medical Advisory Board Chairman

Peter Kamwendo, CHT
Lisa Stiffler, RN, CNN
Dodie Stein, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Theresa Williams, RN, BSN
Tricia Behringer, LCSW, NKFI Program Manager
Margie Evans Fort, MPA, NKFI Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Mishler, MD, NKFI President