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Physician Program

This program is targeted for practicing physicians, fellows, residents, and pharmacists. The committee and faculty have organized sessions that focus on state-of-the-art care in nephrology and hypertension. The goal will be to enhance the meeting attendants' knowledge to improve outcomes for individuals with kidney disease and hypertension. There will be an emphasis this year on debates and interactive sessions as well as sessions focusing on the socioeconomic impact of CKD/ESRD.


Back by Popular Demand: Updates on Glomerular Disease, CKD management along the Continuum, Integrated Hemodialysis/Peritoneal Dialysis, and Kidney Transplantation 2015!


Debates: CKD Classification – Helpful or Harmful? Atrial Fibrillation and Kidney Disease: Warfarin in Dialysis? Vaptans for Chronic Hyponatremia? Cinacalcet for CKD-MBD?

Interactive Sessions: Preparing for the New Kidney Allocation System; What the Nephrologist Needs to Know About Under-Recognized Endocrine Disorders in CKD; Dialysis Access: A Fragile Lifeline; Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: Drugs and the Risk of Community Acquired AKI; and more!

Hot Topics: Undocumented Immigrants: Care and Controversies, Kidney Disease in Underserved Populations, Hot Topics in Hypertension and much more!


Workshops are designed to address key topics in a smaller, interactive session. Topics include: Hypertension in the CKD Population – Case-Based Presentation, Acid-Base and Electrolytes Cases, GN cases, Home Hemodialysis, Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Generating Evidence for Kidney Care, Commencement: Effective Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Care, Evaluation and Management of Depression and Anxiety in CKD, Pregnancy Care in CKD, Challenges in PD, The "Difficult Patient" on Hemodialysis, Onco-Nephrology: Myeloma and Amyloidosis