Third Annual East by Southwest Update in Nephrology

Pittsburgh, PA US
September 4, 2019 to September 8, 2019

The nephrology divisions at the University of Pittsburgh and University of New Mexico are proud to host the East by Southwest Third Annual Update in Nephrology. This year’s program will feature updates on topics that are relevant to clinical nephrology practice such as glomerular disease, novel therapies for diabetic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease treatments, hemodialysis, kidney transplantation, and hypertension.

 

Target Audience

Nephrologists, advanced practice providers, nephrology fellows, internal medicine residents, and other practicing health care professionals with an interest in kidney disease management

Learning Objectives

1.Identify ways to measure and maintain residual renal function in hemodialysis
2.Describe ways to promote work-life balance and utilize strategies to reduce professional burn-out in nephrology
3.Understand the in vitro evidence for gadolinium associated toxicity
4.Identify the prevalence of sleep disorders in chronic kidney disease and develop management strategies
5.Incorporate novel therapeutics for rapidly progressive autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
6.Discuss novel treatment strategies and advances in the treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
7.Outline the most recent evidence in the management of ANCA associated vasculitis
8.Incorporate strategies to promote shared-decision making for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease
9.Summarize the latest evidence in contrast associated nephropathy
10.Describe the effect of potassium homeostasis on blood pressure regulation
11.Outline latest evidence in the use of SGLT2 inhibitors for preventing progression of chronic kidney disease
12.Develop strategies to increase patient referral for kidney transplantation
13.Incorporate novel strategies in the management of kidney allograft rejection

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.50 ABIM MOC II
  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 13.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 13.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/04/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
09/04/2019 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
09/08/2019 - 9:00pm
Sheraton Hotel Station Square
300 W Station Square Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed  all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

1.Dr. Linda Fried – DSMB member for Novonordisk
2.Dr. Jane Schell – Reviewer for UpToDate
3.Dr. Steven Weisbord – Consultant with Saghmos Therapeutics and Cytokinetics
4.Dr. Gerald Appel – Reviewer for UpToDate, speaker for Genentech and Sanofi, and consultant for Alexion, Alnylam, Achillion, Apellis, Omeros, Genentech, ionis, Mallinckrodt, Pfizer, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gensyme-Sanofi, EMD Serono, Regulus, Reata

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This educational activity is approved for 13.5 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 13.50 ABIM MOC II
  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 13.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 13.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/04/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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