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We want to give a special shoutout to the NKF’s Program Committees for their incredible work. None of this would have been possible without you.
This year's Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM) went off with a bang. The atmosphere buzzed with excitement as nephrology healthcare professionals from around the country reunited after two years. For many, this event not only provides the most up-to-date kidney practices and research, but it's also a time to connect with friends and admired colleagues.
"It was wonderful to see old colleagues and to meet new ones. I loved seeing so many trainees at the meeting - not just fellows, but residents too," said SCM22 Program Chair Tara Chang. "The mood throughout the conference was upbeat and positive - I think folks were excited to finally be able to connect in person again and about all the new initiatives aimed at promoting kidney health.”
Kidney health initiatives at SCM22
#NKFClinicals continues with crucial conversations on #HealthEquity led by @DrDeidraCrews @tessa_novick @GolestanehLadan @DrRayMD @DMohottige @AmakaEMD.— Morgan Reid (@_morganreid) April 8, 2022
Our healthcare system is fraught with injustices. Every person deserves access to healthcare regardless of race and SES. pic.twitter.com/ihYHKCoum0
Diversity and inclusion were at the forefront of this year's meeting. The keynote speaker, Dr. David R. Williams, delivered 'Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health,' a powerful speech that left the audience with a compelling message- Health care providers have the power to help lower health inequity.
Dr. Williams's presentation gives participants the ability to:
- Address how socioeconomic status and racial or ethnic status affect health.
- Identify ways to enhance health care to improve the patient experience.
- Determine possible interventions on social factors such as early childhood education, neighborhood and housing conditions, and employment opportunities that can lead to improvements in health.
“It was great to attend NKF SCM 22 in person! The scientific program was rich, the sessions well attended, and there was a lot of excitement in the air!” said incoming chair member Bernard Jaar, MD, MPH. “For me, one of the highlights of the meeting was the amazing and inspiring talk by our Keynote Speaker Dr. David Williams on understanding and effectively addressing inequalities in health.”
Missed the keynote speech? There's still time to view the on-demand content until June 15. Register now before time runs out.
I loved attending #NKFClinicals, my first ever in-person kidney convention!— Daniel F Arroyo Ariza (@DanielArroyo) April 10, 2022
I learnt a lot and got the chance to meet in-person with brilliant scientists and mentors.
It's just impossible not to love the #kidneys! #NephTwitter @NKF_NephPros pic.twitter.com/GC3sJTA28s
Busy renal health care professionals can choose from eight educational program tracks for their accredited CME, CE, and MOC.
Here are just a few of the courses you can choose from:
- Structural Racism and Kidney Disease: Understanding Racial Disparities in Outcomes
- Proteinuria and CKD Risk Assessment
- Dilemmas when Clinical Practice Guidelines Do Not Support Patient-Centered Care
- Courageous Conversations: How to Engage Meaningful Discussions about Diversity and Inclusion
- The Burden of Weight Stigma — Rethinking our Approach to Obesity in People with Kidney Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Conditions
Sign up for SCM22-on-demand
The 30th NKF SCM comes to an end today. Thanks @taraichang and the outstanding faculty for an amazing program. I am inspired by the commitment to our kidney patients by NKF awardees! You can still view the lectures online until Jun 15. #nkfclinical @NKF_NephPros pic.twitter.com/QcpTWyss0Y— Sylvia Rosas (@sylviaerosas) April 10, 2022
Weren't able to attend the live event? There's still time to purchase our virtual on-demand courses, which feature the recordings of all general sessions and corporate symposia. You'll also access exclusive content unavailable during the live meeting and virtual poster gallery access. SCM22-on-demand is available through June 15, 2022.
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