52nd Annual Medical Symposium

NKF Serving Northern California and the Pacific Northwest presents
KIDNEY CARE: 2020 and Beyond
A Virtual Program

Friday, November 13, 2020
7:30am - 5:30pm PST


About this virtual event

Join us for the 52nd Annual Medical Symposium: a highly regarded tradition in the Bay Area nephrology community. The program chair, Dr. Sijie Zheng, and our multi-disciplinary planning committee have put together a rich program – touching on the extremes of this past year: Covid-19 & Acute Kidney Injury, the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative, Race and eGFR testing, as well as long time challenging themes for the kidney community: increasing living donation, depression and CKD, and the role of nutrition and fitness in kidney health. We are honored to have expert faculty engaged and look forward to the kidney community joining us from throughout our region – California, Oregon, Washington and beyond. Earn up to 6.5 CME/CE credits.

Target Audience:

Nurses, Dietitians, Physicians, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Dialysis Technicians, and Physician Assistants.


Time (PST)
Topic / Title
Faculty / Affiliation / City
7:30am - 7:50am
Visit Virtual Expo
One on One Meet & Greets
7:50am – 8:00am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, Program Chair
The Permanente Medical Group
Oakland, CA

Patty McCormac, RN, NKF
San Francisco, CA
8:00am – 8:45am
Telemedicine and Nephrology:
How the Pandemic Will Accelerate Innovation
Leslie Wong, MD, MBA
Cleveland Clinic
Nephrology Care Alliance
Solon, OH
8:55am – 9:40am
Roadmap to 80%: AAKH Home Dialysis Goals: The Reality Check
Martin Schreiber, MD
DaVita, Denver, CO
9:40am – 10:05am
Visit Virtual Expo
One on One Meet & Greets
10:05am – 10:50am
Advances in the Screening and Treatment of Depression in Patients with Kidney Failure
Daniel Cukor, PhD
Rogosin Institute
New York, NY
11:00am – 11:45am
Power of Fitness: Exercise as a Medicine with Benefits Across the CKD Stages
Shuchi Anand, MD, MS
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Wilson Du
Renal Warrior, Alameda, CA
11:45am – 12:45pm
Midday Break
Visit Virtual Expo
One on One Meet & Greets
12:45pm – 1:15pm
Measuring Patient Activation Is a New Quality Metric –
What Do You Need to Know About It?
Wael Hussein, MBBS, MSc, MRCPI
Satellite Healthcare, San Jose, CA

Emily Watson, LCSW
Satellite Healthcare, San Jose, CA
1:25pm – 1:55pm
Peculiarities of AKI and CRRT in COVID-19
Pedram Fatehi, MD, MPH
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
1:55pm – 2:30pm
Visit Virtual Expo
One on One Meet & Greets
2:30pm – 3:15pm
The Role of Dietary AGEs in Kidney Disease
Jaime Uribarri, MD, MBA
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
3:25pm – 4:20pm
Strategies to Increase Living Donation: How to Engage Potential Donors?

Panel Discussion (40 mins)
Vineeta Kumar, MD. FAST
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Phelicia Price, MS
Fit Phe Yoga, Greenville, NC

Dean Price, Living Donor
Portland, OR

Jeff Dawson, Recipient
Pittsburgh, PA

Connie Kelly, Living Donor
Pittsburgh, PA
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Race/Ethnicity, Body Composition and Kidney Function Measurement
Cynthia Delgado, MD
UCSF and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA
UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA
Closing Remarks

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 7:30am to 5:30pm

Celine Koh
415.543.3303 ext 502