Selected Talks

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Renal Week
San Diego, November, 2003

ABO Incompatible and Positive Crossmatch Renal Transplantation: A New Paradigm
Lloyd E. Ratner, MD
Renal Challenges during Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Laura Dember, MD

Vascular Compliance: Impact on Cardiovascular and Renal Disease Risk
Stanley Franklin, MD
Long-Term Membrane Preservation
Nicholas Topley, PhD

Phosphorus-PTH-Bone: Achieving Balance and Avoiding Extraosseous Calcification
Official ASN Evening Symposium (Justin Silver, MD, PhD; Catherine Shanahan, PhD; Hartmut Malluche, MD - Moderators: David Bushinsky, MD; James McCarthy, MD)

The Importance of Residual Renal Function and its Maintenance in Patients on Dialysis
Thomas Golper, MD
Vein Mapping for Placement of Fistulas
Vo Nguyen, MD

Combined Pulmonary and Renal Impairment: Difficulties in Distinguishing Volume Contraction from Volume Overload
Steven Hollenberg, MD
Antagonizing Vasopressin: AVP Receptor Antagonists
Joseph Verbalis, MD

Long-term Benefits of Pancreas Transplantation
Bryan Becker, MD
How To Manage The Patient With Severe Hyperparathyroidism: The Role Of Newer Agents To Suppress Parathyroid Hormone Release
Stuart Sprague, DO

Medical and Surgical Approaches to Severe Hyperparathyroidism
Masafumi Fukagawa, MD, PhD
The Role of Parathyroidectomy: Medical Perspective
Eric Cohen, MD

Addressing Current Challenges & Clinical Implications In Iron Management
Official ASN Evening Symposium (Wadi Suki, MD; Rajif Agarwal, MD; and Harold Feldman, MD, MSCE - Moderators: Daniel Coyne, MD; Anatole Besarab, MD)

A Novel Approach to Controlling Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (HTP): Targeting the Calcium-Sensing Receptor
Official ASN Evening Symposium (Geoffrey Block, MD; Kevin Martin, MB, BCh; Edward Nemeth, PhD - Moderators: William Goodman, MD; Esther Gonzalez, MD)

Uric Acid, the Kidney, and the Pathogenesis of Hypertension. Part Two of Two.
Richard Johnson, MD
Uric Acid, the Kidney, and the Pathogenesis of Hypertension. Part One of Two.
Richard Johnson, MD

Evaluation and Management of the Hepatitis C Virus Infected Pretransplant Candidate
David Roth, MD
Post-transplant Diabetes Mellitus
Matthew Weir, MD

Preserving Residual Renal Function in Diabetics After Initiating Dialysis
Joanne Bargman, MD
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: Who Should Receive Plasma Exchange?
Bernard S. Kaplan, MB, BCh

Vitamin D and the Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality in Dialysis Patients
Official ASN Evening Symposium (Gerard London, MD; Sharon Moe, MD, FACP; Gary Schwartz, MPH, PhD; Ravi Thadhani, MD; - Moderators: Jorge Cannata-Andia, MD, PhD; Stuart Sprague, DO)

Viral Diseases and Renal Transplantation
Official ASN Evening Symposium (Daniel Brennan, MD; Hans Hirsch, MD, MSc; Ajit Limaye, MD; Brian Pereira, MD; - Moderators: Anil Chandraker, MD; Connie Davis, MD; and Emilio Ramos, MD)

SLE Nephritis in Different Clinical Populations: Therapeutic and Prognostic Considerations
Howard Austin III, MD
Therapy in Ischemic Nephropathy: A Data Based Approach
Stephen Textor, MD

Morbidity & Mortality Across the CKD Continuum: Can A Renewed Focus on Anemia Improve Outcomes?
Official ASN Evening Symposium (Annamaria Kausz, MD, MS; Ronald Pisoni, PhD; Jay Wish, MD; Jerry Yee, MD; - Moderators: Robert Toto, MD and Hannelore Hampl, MD)

Role of hepatitis C in the Immunopathogenesis of Glomerulonephritis and Cryoglobulinemia
Warren Kupin, MD
HIV and Renal Transplantation
Barbara Murphy, MD

Mycophenolate Mofetil: Emerging Role in Glomerular Disease
Official ASN Evening Symposium (Gerald Appel, MD; Gabriel Contreras, MD; Michael Choi, MD; Ronald Hogg, MD; - Moderators: Ronald Falk, MD and Daniel Cattran, MD)

Dialysis Dose in Acute Renal Failure: Measurement, Prescription, and Delivery
Emil Paganini, MD
Nutritional Assessment and Management: Illustrations of When and What to Prescribe
T. Alp Ikizler, MD

Chronic Kidney Disease: Emerging Strategies for Managing the Cardio-Renal Syndrome
Official ASN Evening Symposium (William McClellan, MD; Donald Silverberg, MD; Ajay Singh, MD; Patrick Parfrey, MD)

Literature Review: A Year in Nephrology - Fluids and Electrolytes
Jose Arruda, MD

Making Sense: A Scientific Approach to IV Iron Therapy
Official ASN Luncheon Symposium (David Van Wyck, MD; Bo Danielson, MD, PhD; George Aronoff, MD)

Please look also at related talks from
2002 ASN Renal Week Talks
2001 ASN Renal Week Talks
2000 ASN Renal Week Talks
1999 ASN Renal Week Talks
1998 ASN Renal Week Talks

To disseminate new knowledge regarding scientific and clinical discoveries in the field of nephrology
To expand the scope of research in nephrology by providing exciting advances in related disciplines
To discuss contemporary standards and new approaches to clinical care in order to ensure the highest quality of care for patients with renal disease and related disorders
To review, update, and put into perspective the recent advances in many key areas of general nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and hypertension

Jorge Cannata-Andia, MD, PhD
Professor of Nephrology
Universidad de Oviedo
Director, Bone and Mineral Research Unit
Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias
Oviedo, Spain

Rajiv Agarwal, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN

George Aronoff, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Jose Arruda, MD
Keeton Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Chief of Nephrology
University of Illinois Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Howard A. Austin III, MD
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Senior Clinical Investigator and Chief
Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Joanne Bargman, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto Medical Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bryan Becker, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section Head, Nephrology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Madison, WI

Geoffrey Block, MD
Director of Clinical Research
Denver Nephrologists, PC
Denver, CO

Daniel Brennan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Transplant Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

David Bushinsky, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York

Anil Chandraker, MD
Director of Renal Transplant Clinics
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Eric Cohen, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Bo Danielson, MD, PhD
President, Renapharma AB
Uppsala, Sweden

Connie Davis, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Laura Dember, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Staff Physician - Renal Section
Boston University
Boston, MA

Masafumi Fukagawa MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology and Dialysis Center
Kobe University
Kobe, Japan

Harold Feldman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Stanley S. Franklin, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
Irvine, CA

Thomas Golper, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Medical Specialties Patient Care Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Esther Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

William Goodman, MD
Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Hannelore B. Hampl, MD
Professor of Medicine and Nephrology
KfH Kuratorium für Dialyse un Nierentransplantation
KfH Nierenzentrum
Berlin, Germany

Hans Hirsch, MD
University Hospitals Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Steven Hollenberg, MD
Director Cooper Coronary Care Unit at Cooper Health Center
Camden, NJ
Professor of Medicine

T. Alp Ikizler, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Richard Johnson, MD
J. Robert Cade Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Bernard S. Kaplan, MB, BCh
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director of Pediatric Nephrology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Annamaria T. Kausz, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts-New England Medical Center
Boston, MA

Warren Kupin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Ajit Limaye, MD
Acting Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Gerard London, MD
Chief of the department of Nephrology-Hemodialysis
Hopital Manhes
Fleury-Merogis, France

Hartmut Malluche, MD
Division of Nephrology, Bone and Mineral Metabolism
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Kevin Martin, MB, BCh, FACP
Professor of Internal Mediciine
Director, Division of Nephrology
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO

James T. McCarthy, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnisota

William McClellan, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director of Health Services Research
Georgia Medical Care Foundation
Atlanta, GA

Sharon Moe, M, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Research Support
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Barbara Murphy, MD
Acting Chief and Associate Professor
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Eward Nemeth, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Vo Nguyen, MD
"Fistula First" National Vascular Access Improvement Initiative Leadership Group
Memorial Nephrology Associates
Olympia WA

Patrick Parfrey, MD
University Research Professor
Memorial University
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Ronald L. Pisoni, PhD,MS
Senior Research Scientist
University Renal Research and Education Association (URREA)
Ann Arbor, MI

Brian Pereira, MD
New England Health Care Foundation
Boston, MA

Emilio Ramos, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Lloyd Ratner, MD
Director of Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation
Columbia University
New York, NY

David Roth, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Miami Medical School
Miami, FL

Gary Schwartz, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
Scientific Director of the Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Catherine Shanahan, PhD
Department of Medicine
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Justin Silver, MD, PhD
Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital
Jerusalem, Israel

Donald Silverberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel-Aviv, Israel

Ajay Singh, MD
Clinical Chief, Renal Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Stuart Sprague, DO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Metabolic Bone and Stone Disease Program
Evanston Hospital
Evanston, IL

Wadi Suki, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Stephen Textor, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN

Ravi Thadhani, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Nicholas Topley, PhD
Reader at the Institute of Nephrology
College of Medicine
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales UK

Joseph Verbalis, MD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Program Director of the General Clinical Research Center
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Matthew Weir, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MA

Jay Wish, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of Hemodialysis Services
Case Western Reserve University
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

David Van Wyck, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Jerry Yee, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Nephrology Service
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Each talk, depending on its length, is accredited for up to 1.0 CME Category 1 credits by the American Society of Nephrology. Sometimes talks are organized into groups of two or more and paired with a single CME post-test, which must be completed along with an evaluation form for 1.0 hour or more of CME Category 1 credit.
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Target Audiences: Nephrology Board and Recertification candidates practicing nephrologists and internists.
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Chronic kidney disease affects 30-40 million Americans, of whom several thousand require renal replacement therapy. These selected lectures are chosen by the HDCN editor and ASN Postgraduate Medical Director to reflect those areas of practice of greatest interest to the clinician, and areas where recent progress has occurred. The web extension of these ASN lectures will allow nephrologists and other physicians who were unable to attend the live sessions to gain similar benefit from these presentations.
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