Primary Care Strategies for Kidney Disease

Saturday, November 1, 2014
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The Primary Care Strategies for Kidney Disease symposia will update the busy health care professional on methods of identification and intervention to delay the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Primary care practitioners from all over the country will be invited to hear experts on different topics concerning CKD.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast differences in relevant guidelines for appropriate management strategies.
  2. Determine applicability of the updated CKD 2012 guidelines in clinic patient care.
  3. Formulate a diagnostic and treatment plan for acute kidney injury to prevent its long-term effects.
  4. Assess the appropriate use of vaccinations in conjunction with the CDC guidelines in patients with kidney disease, including CKD, dialysis, and transplant.
  5. Recognize how primary care providers can be advocates for kidney patients facing transplantation.
  6. Discuss inter-professional team strategies incorporating evidence-based guidelines to optimize patient outcomes.
  7. Categorize how different aspects of care interact to offer the best possible care for a diabetic kidney patient.
  8. Illustrate the journey and emotions that a kidney patient, care giver or family member experiences when facing dialysis and transplantation.
  9. Identify patterns of adherent and non-adherent behavior in kidney patients for overall encouragement and improvement.
  10. Create a plan of care using available resources that will help patient transition through an emotional process.

Exciting News for 2014:

  • Live Webinar access for virtual registrants across the country interested in learning about kidney disease as it applies to primary care providers
  • Website access at no additional charge for day of event to include the following:
    • Program agenda, speaker presentations and materials, speaker biographies and disclosures, sponsor recognition
    • Patient resources and materials
    • Smartphone apps: eGFR Calculator, Albuminuria Screening for Patients with Diabetes, Management of CVD in Patients with Reduced eGFR

Program at a Glance:

7:30am-8:00am: Registration, breakfast, exhibitors

8:00am-8:15am: Opening Remarks

First Session: "Guidelines in Action"

8:15am-8:30am: JNC 8 Guideline Update - Sandra Taler, MD/Mayo Clinic

8:30am-8:45am: Lipid Guideline Update - Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FASH, FNLA, FESC/University of Minnesota, Cardiovascular Division

8:45am-9:00am: CKD Guideline Update with KDIGO App - Milind Junghare, MD/ University of Minnesota

9:00am-9:15am: Acute Kidney Injury Guideline Update - Mark Paller, MD/ University of Minnesota

9:15am-9:30am: Vaccinations in Kidney Disease - Lisa Hillman, PharmD/Fairview Specialty Pharmacy

9:30am-9:45am: Kidney Allocation Guideline Update - Katie Dewall, RN/Sanford Health Sioux Falls

9:45am-10:30am: Panel Discussion - Sandra Taler, MD; Daniel Duprez, MD; Milind Junghare, MD; Mark Paller, MD; Katie DeWall, RN; and Lisa Hillman, PharmD

10:30am-10:45am: Break and exhibits

Second Session: Co-Management of a Diabetic Kidney Patient

10:45am-11:45: Diabetes-Panel Discussion-Aaron Rutzick, MD/Hennepin County Medical Center; Kelly Schweim, PharmD/Fairview Pharmacy; Luke Benedict, MD/Allina; and Randa ElHusseini, MD/HealthPartners

11:45am-12:00: Break and exhibits

Third Session: Patient/Family Member/Care Giver Perspective of Kidney Disease

12:00pm-12:15pm: A Kidney Patient's Perspective - Delano Gurley

12:15pm-12:30pm: A Family Member's Perspective on Kidney Disease - Gary Strandemo, MD/HealthPartners St. Cloud

12:30pm-12:45pm: Psychosocial Aspect of Kidney Disease - Connie Westlund, MSW from University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

12:45pm-1:15pm: Interactive Panel Discussion - Delano Gurley; Connie Westlund, MSW; and Gary Strandemo, MD

1:15pm-1:30pm: Q & A, and Closing Remarks

Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for a CME/CE Symposia at the Commons Hotel located at 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 from 7:30AM-1:30PM (CST). Click here for directions to the hotel.

Pricing is as follows which includes breakfast, snacks, CME credits/contact hours and wireless internet access:
Early Bird Registration Fee: $40 (must be received by September 12th)
Regular Registration Fee: $55 (must be received by October 15, 2014)
Late/On-Site Registration Fee: $70 (received on/after October 15th or day of registration)

***For those outside the Twin Cities area*** Please join us as a virtual attendee via webinar. Registration fee is $50 and includes access to the day-of website.

Register Online

A block of rooms has been set aside for the night of October 31st for anyone requiring hotel accommodations and any out-of-towners interested in joining us. Please contact the Commons Hotel directly at 612.379.8888 and let them know you are with the National Kidney Foundation group to receive the event rate. Rooms with a king bed will be $139/night and double bed rooms will be $149/night.

Target Audience: Physicians, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Pharmacists. All other disciplines are welcome to join us and receive a certificate of completion.

CME/CE Information:

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Family Physician
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

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)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioner
This program is pending approval with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final continuing pharmacy education activity announcements for specific details.

Please contact Kristin Bellows at or by phone at (651) 636-7300 for more information or if you would like to sponsor this event.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Silver Sponsor

Hennepin County Medical Center

Bronze Sponsor

Fresenius Medical Care

Conference Supporter

Avera Transplant Institute

This course may receive support, in part, by educational grants from industry. At this time, a complete listing of commercial supporters is not available. Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.