Selected Talks

ASN Annual Board Review Course
San Francisco, August, 2004
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CME good until March 1, 2006

Defining the Adequacy of Peritoneal Dialysis
Ramesh Khanna, MD

Glomerular Disease. Part Two of Two.
Gerald Appel, MD; Helmut Rennke, MD
Glomerular Disease. Part One of Two.
Gerald Appel, MD; Helmut Rennke, MD

The Kidney in Pregnancy
Phyllis August, MD

Secondary Hypertension Including Chronic Kidney Disease
Robert D. Toto, MD

Calcium and Phosphorus: Key Physiologic Principles
David A. Bushinsky, MD

Chronic Inflammation and Renal Disease. Practical Aspects. Part Two of Two.
George Kaysen, MD, PhD
Chronic Inflammation and Renal Disease. Practical Aspects. Part One of Two.
George Kaysen, MD, PhD

Herbs and Heavy Metals: A Recipe for Kidney Failure. Part 2 - Heavy Metals.
Warrren Kupin, MD
Herbs and Heavy Metals: A Recipe for Kidney Failure. Part 1 - Herbs.
Warrren Kupin, MD
(More to come!)

Please look also at related talks from
2003 ASN Annual Board Review Talks
2002 ASN Annual Board Review Talks
2001 ASN Annual Board Review Talks
2000 ASN Annual Board Review Talks
1998 ASN Annual Board Review Talks

  1. Prepare attendees for the 2004 Nephrology Board Certification and Recertification Examinations
  2. Provide a timely, comprehensive, and thorough update for the practicing nephrologists
  3. Translate the results of clinical investigations into practical use in patient care
Gerald Appel, MD Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Clinical Nephrology at Columbia University.

Phyllis August, MD Professor of Medicine, Chief of Nephrology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

David Bushinsky, MD Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology & Physiology, Chief of Nephrology, University of Rochester, NY.

George Kaysen, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine, Chief of Nephrology, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Warrren Kupin, MD, FACP Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-Director Transplant Nephrology, University of Miami School of Medicine.

Helmut Rennke, MD Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Robert Toto, MD Professor of Medicine, Director of Patient Oriented Research, University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Each talk, depending on its length, is accredited for up to 1.5 CME Category 1 credits by the American Society of Nephrology. Shorter talks are organized into groups of two and paired with a CME post-test, which must be completed along with an evaluation form to earn CME Category 1 credits.
Date of Web Release: See individual talks
CME Credit Eligible Through: See individual talks
CME Category 1 Credits/Completion Time: See individual talks
Target Audiences: Nephrology Board and Recertification candidates practicing nephrologists and internists.
Method of participation: Listen to the talk, read the PubMed abstracts linked to data slides and talk references, take the post-test, read the abstracts linked to post-test answer feedback material.

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.
Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Nephrology designates this educational activity for category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that non-US licensed physicians who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA category 1 credit.
American Society of Nephrology as well as HDCN have conflict of interest policies that requires course faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. It is not assumed that these financial interests or affiliations will have an adverse impact on faculty presentations; they are simply noted here to fully inform participants. Speaker disclosures are posted on each individual talk page.
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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