General Information

General Information

For over 30 years, nephrology healthcare professionals from across the country have come to Spring Clinical Meetings to learn about the newest developments related to all aspects of nephrology practice, network with colleagues, and present their research findings.

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man and woman posing with NKF swag bags at a past spring clinical event

What is SCM?

An important objective of SCM is to present the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care. Participants will learn about new and evolving concepts related to kidney disease through a carefully designed combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates incorporating the latest developments in clinical nephrology.

Future SCM Dates

SCM22

April 6-10, 2022

Boston, MA

SCM23

April 11-15, 2023

Austin, TX

SCM24

May 14–18, 2024
Long Beach, CA

SCM25

April 9–13, 2025
Boston, MA

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Continuing Medical Education Program is to provide education for academic as well as private practitioners in nephrology and other specialties/disciplines impacted by kidney disease.
 
 
Visit our Professional Education Resource Center to view more continuing education program opportunities.

General Meeting FAQ

What are the dates of SCM22?

SCM22 will take place April 6-10, 2022 in Boston, MA. SCM On-Demand will be available with on-demand recorded content through June 15, 2022.

Is there a mobile app available for SCM22?

Yes, there will be an email announcement once the app is live.

What is included in SCM On-Demand Only Registration?

SCM On-Demand features access to recordings of all SCM22 general sessions and corporate symposia, to be available 48 hours after the live presentation has occurred. SCM On-Demand will also feature exclusive content not available during the live meeting, and access to the virtual poster gallery. SCM On-Demand is available through June 15, 2022. In-Person event attendance, pre-conference courses, workshops, and networking events are not included in the SCM On-Demand Access Only registration option.

Can I access SCM22 sessions after the conference?

Most SCM22 content will be available within 48 hours of the completion of the live session and available on-demand until June 15, 2022. Pre-conference courses and workshops will not be available on-demand. All registered attendees will receive credit for attending the live conference sessions April 6-10 or viewing sessions on-demand.

What internet browser should I be using to access the on demand sessions?

The meeting platform works best on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Are there handouts available for the sessions?

Presentations are available within each session in CaseHippo and through the SCM mobile app (based on approval from the speakers). When attending a session, handouts can be found within the attachments tab on the right side of your screen.

Can I attend any session that I want?

You are welcome to attend any session on any program track, however sessions not listed on your program track are not approved through your disciplines’ accrediting agency.

How can I tell if a session is accredited to my discipline?

Sessions available for CE/CME are tagged with a green designation on the conference program. When viewing the session information, you can view the amount of credits/contact hours available, as well as the relevant program tracks.

How do I complete my evaluations?

Evaluations are available this year within CaseHippo and the SCM22 mobile app. Each session evaluation becomes available when the session is live.

How do I track my credits and get my certificate?

Criteria for successful completion includes attendance at one or more sessions, which will automatically be verified within the conference platform, and completing the session evaluation. Partial credits/contact hours will be awarded based on the number of sessions attended. Certificates will be available after the conclusion of the conference (on April 10) through the virtual meeting platform. You can view track your attendance and credits by logging into CaseHippo and selecting the “Certificates” tab.

Are discounted room rates available for attendees?

Yes, rooms are available at Boston Marriott Copley Place, Sheraton Boston Hotel, and Westin Copley Place Boston. The discounted group rate is $270-$291 per night, depending on the hotel (plus tax).
 
Advance Housing Deadline: March 4, 2022. Book here.

What ground transportation options are available?

Ground transportation options can be found here.

Are any meals included with my in-person registration?

In-Person Registration includes:

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 networking receptions.

COVID-19 Policy and Procedure FAQ

Is SCM22 taking place live?

Yes, SCM22 is taking place fully live at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. For attendees who do not wish to attend live, there is an on-demand option.

Is there a COVID-19 vaccination requirement at SCM22?

All In-Person event attendees must be fully vaccinated* by March 18, 2022, or receive a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to attending Spring Clinical Meetings. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. Rapid tests do not qualify. NKF can only recognize vaccines that are fully-approved or authorized for use during a public health emergency by the US Food and Drug Administration's Emergency Use Authorization or by the World Health Organization's Emergency Use Listing.
 
*“Fully vaccinated” means that either three weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized double-dose COVID-19 vaccine or that three weeks have passed since receiving the one dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Will masks and social distancing be required? Will there be attendance limitations?

NKF will be continuously monitoring recommendations from the CDC, city, and state and will clearly communicate expectations to attendees as the conference nears.

What are the cleaning protocols at the Hynes Convention Center?

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and the Convention Center’s cleaning services partners are adhering to cleaning guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. They have the latest in cleaning technology, including electrostatic sprayers and EPA-certified, hospital-grade disinfectants that disinfect surfaces in 60 seconds.

Does the Hynes Convention Center have adequate ventilation?

Yes, it has hospital-grade ventilation systems.
 
The Hynes Convention Center has the ability to improve airflow through the use of its robust HVAC system capabilities. The ventilation system at the Hynes was converted to a Merv 13 filtration.
 
Hynes Convention Center follows the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for HVAC usage, including:
  • Increasing air exchanges to maximum mechanical capabilities
  • Maximizing outside air supply through units
  • Increasing exhaust air to the atmosphere
  • Utilizing the highest rated Merv Factor Filter
  • Extending hours of operations to garner increased volumes
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Contact Information

National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings
30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-889-2210

Fax: 212-689-9261

E-mail: clinicalmeetings@kidney.org

 

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Inquiries
Stephanie Cogan, Vice President, Corporate Relations, Constituent Programs

30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

Phone: 800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210x166

E-mail: stephaniec@kidney.org