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

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

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


7:00am - 7:55am:

Registration/Continental breakfast

7:55am - 8:00am:


8:00am - 9:15am:

Cardiorenal Syndromes
Speaker TBD

9:15am - 10:30am:

Home Dialysis: Context, Comparison, and Choice
Dorian R. Schatell, MS
Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Madison, WI

10:30am - 11:00am:

Morning break/Exhibit Hall

11:00am - 12:00pm:

Concurrent Breakouts
Breakout Session 1: The Diabetic Renal Patient
Susan B. Smith, MS, RD, CDE
Renal Education Manager, Pentec Health, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Breakout Session 2: Chronic Kidney Disease: Preventing Progression and Planning for ESRD
George Aronoff. MD, MS, FACP, FASN
Chief Medical Officer, Renal Ventures Management, LLC
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Lakewood, CO

12:00pm - 1:15pm:

Lunch/Exhibit Hall

1:15pm - 2:30pm:

Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare 101
Otis Felton, MBA
Professional Speaker & Diversity Consultant, Otis Felton & Associates
Dallas, TX

2:30pm - 3:30pm:

Concurrent Breakouts
Breakout Session 3: A Conversation about Patient Safety
David B. Van Wyck, MD
Vice President, Clinical Support Services, DaVita Kidney Care
Emeritus professor of medicine and Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Breakout Session 4: Chronic Kidney Disease: An Unrecognized Systemic Illness
Eleanor Lederer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division Chief of Nephrology, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

3:30pm - 3:45pm:

Afternoon Break/Exhibit Hall

3:45 pm - 4:45pm:

Empowered Kidney Care
Richard Gibney, MD
Central Texas Nephrology Associates
Waco, TX

4:45 pm - 5:00pm:


Accreditation Information


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.

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 accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 7.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.


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.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 -
7:00am to 5:00pm
Amanda Crowley-Rios
(214) 351-2393 ext 655