Chronic Kidney Disease: A Deep Dive

May 18, 2018
7:00am – 5:00pm
Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria
5011 Westheimer at Post Oak
Houston, TX 77056

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Activity Overview

This activity seeks to provide physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dietitians, social workers, dialysis technicians, and other clinical professionals with an update on chronic kidney disease and its co-morbidities as well as strategies that can be utilized in their practice to help improve patient outcomes.

Target Audience

Earn up to 7.0 CME/CE Credits/Contact Hours!

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Socials Workers
  • Dialysis Technicians
  • Transplant Coordinators



7:00am - 7:55am:

Registration/Continental breakfast/Exhibit Hall


7:55am - 8:00am:



8:00am - 9:15am:

Costs of CKD

Bob Morrow, MD

9:15am - 10:30am:

Home Dialysis: Context, Comparison, and Choice

Dori Schatell, MS

10:30am - 11:00am:

Break: Visit the Exhibit Hall


11:00am - 12:00pm:

The Diabetic Renal Patient: Using a Fun Approach to Good Health

Susan B. Smith, MS, RD, CDE

11:00am - 12:00pm:

Chronic Kidney Disease: Preventing Progression and Planning for ESRD
George Aronoff. MD, MS, FACP, FASN

12:00pm - 1:15pm:

Lunch/Visit the Exhibit Hall


1:15pm - 2:30pm:

Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare 101

Otis Felton, MBA


2:30pm - 3:30pm:

A Conversation about Patient Safety
David B. Van Wyck, MD


Chronic Kidney Disease: An Unrecognized Systemic Illness
Eleanor Lederer, MD

3:30pm - 3:45pm:

Afternoon Break/Exhibit Hall


3:45 pm - 4:45pm:

Empowered Kidney Care

Richard Gibney, MD

4:45 pm - 5:00pm:



Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Registration: $95 (Deadline 4/20/18)
  • Regular: $115 (Deadline 5/17/18)
  • Onsite Registration: $135

Registration Information

  • Click here for Online registration

Questions? Contact:

Amanda Crowley-Rios
214-351-2393 ext 655

Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, the National Kidney Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team


The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Kidney Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Dialysis Technicians

Awarded 7.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Physician Assistant

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Social Worker

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Provider #1014, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers maintains responsibility for the program.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Transplant Coordinators

The activity is pending approval with the American Board for Transplant Certification.

Location Information

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:00am to 9:00pm