Practical CKD Knowledge for the Primary Care Practitioner:
A Case-Based Workshop

Saturday, April 30, 2016
7:30am – 1:00pm
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Course Directors: Michael J. Choi, MD, FNKF and Bernard Jaar, MD, FNKF

Target Audience: Designed for primary care physicians, internal medicine and family practice residents, fellows, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify who to screen for CKD and their corresponding risk factors
  • Analyze how to systematically approach a patient with chronic kidney disease and feel comfortable to order and interpret the appropriate screen tests for CKD
  • Identify which drugs to avoid in CKD patients
  • Discuss initial treatments that should be employed in all patients with CKD
  • Discuss how aggressively treating the following modifiable risk factors will decrease the rate of progression of CKD based upon recent trials and guidelines: HTN, proteinuria/albuminuria, RAAS blockade and dyslipidemia
  • Review the appropriate time to refer as well as the necessity of sharing care
  • Discuss the options for renal replacement therapy.






Opening Remarks/Introduction

Michael Choi, MD, FNKF

8:00am – 8:15am

Presentation of Cases

Chester Fox, MD

8:15am – 8:45am

The importance of CKD for the Primary Care Practitioner

Raquel Greer, MD

8:45am – 9:15am

The Basics to Approaching Renal Patients for the Primary Care Practitioner

Kim Zuber, PA-C, FNKF

9:15am – 10:15am

Management of CKD-Clinical Action Plan

John Sperati, MD, MHS

10:15am – 10:30am



10:30am – 11:00am

Co-Management and Referral to Nephrology

Mallika Mendu, MD

11:00am – 12:00pm

Renal Replacement Therapy: What the Non-Nephrologist Should Know

Bernard Jaar, MD, FNKF

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Cases (Working Lunch)

Michael J. Choi, MD, FNKF
Bernard Jaar, MD, FNKF
Chester Fox, MD

Registration Fee: $25
Includes light breakfast, lunch, course syllabus, and CME/CE credits.

How To Register:

1. You will need to create an account on our Professional Education Resource Center (PERC) in order to register. Please create your account here.  

2. When you are logged into your account click here to register for the Practical CKD Knowledge for the Primary Care Practitioner: A Case-Based Workshop

For questions contact Danielle Nathan, Professional Education Director, at 212-889-2210 ext. 214 or email

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 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

This program will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.