Selected Talks

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Renal Week
San Diego, CA, November, 2006

Nocturnal and Frequent Dialysis: Are These the Preferred Therapies for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease?
Christopher C. Chan, MD.

Sudden Death in Hemodialysis Patients: Epidemiology
Blanche M. Chavers, MD.
Diabetes and Non-insulin Management in CKD
Katherine R. Tuttle, MD.

Obesity and Outcomes in Dialysis Patients
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD, MPH
Is Obesity a Risk Factor for the Development And Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease?
Srinivasan Beddhu, MD

Cocaine and Chronic Kidney Injury
Keith C. Norris, MD
Proton Pump Inhibitors and the Kidney: Critical Review
Mark A. Perazella, MD

Characteristics of the Long-Term Peritoneal Dialysis Patient
John M. Burkart, MD
Prospects and Challenges for a Staphylococcal Vaccine
Michael K. Hise, MD

Alternatives to Vancomycin in the Treatment of Gram-Positive Cocci
Joseph R. Lentino, MD, PhD.
Overview of Catheter Lock Solutions
Michael Allon, MD.

Are ACE-I and ARBs Essential for Renoprotection? Debate
Hans Henrik Parving, MD; George Bakris, MD.

Bone and Mineral Metabolism in CKD: Medical Crossfire
Hartmut H. Malluche, MD; Stuart M. Sprague, DO; Dennis L. Andress, MD (Moderator: Peter Salgo, MD).

Fluid Dysregulation: Disturbances and Management
Robert W. Schrier, MD; Arthur Greenberg, MD.

Managing CMV Infections in Transplantation
Robert S. Gaston, MD; Daniel C. Brennan, MD. (Moderator: David Roth, MD).

Inflammation in CKD: Biomarkers, Morbidity and Therapy
George A. Kaysen, MD, PhD; Mark J. Sarnak, MD; Peter Stenvinkel, MD, PhD.

The CKD that Follows Renal Transplantation: How to Best Manage these Patients
Anil Chandraker, MD, and Warren L. Kupin, MD. (Moderator: Gabriel Danovitch, MD).

The New KDOQI Guidelines for Anemia; A Debate: Should an Upper Hgb Limit be Set and What Should it Be?
Allen R. Nissenson, MD and Daniel W. Coyne, MD. (Moderator: Brian J.G. Pereira, MD).

Lupus Nephritis: Defining and Treating Renal Flares
Ronald J. Falk, MD and Gerald B. Appel, MD.

New, Tri-Partite Approach to Anemia
John W. Adamson, MD; Stephen Fishbane, MD; Ajay K. Singh, MB, FRCP; (Moderator: Jay B. Wish, MD).

Pathogenesis and Management of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Chronic Kidney Disease
Robert N. Foley, MB; Domenic A. Sica, MD. (Moderator: Patrick S. Parfrey, MD)

Please look also at related talks from
2005 ASN Renal Week Talks
2004 ASN Renal Week Talks
2003 ASN Renal Week Talks
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 basic, translational, and clinical research discoveries in the field of nephrology.
To provide exciting scientific and clinical advances in related disciplines in order to expand the scope of research and clinical care in nephrology.
To discuss contemporary standards and new approaches to clinical care in order to ensure the highest quality of care for patients with renal diseases and related disorders.
To review, update and put into perspective the recent advances in many key areas of general nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and hypertension.

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Each talk, or group of talks, depending on length, is accredited for the appropriate number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.
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Target Audiences: Physicians, researchers, trainees.
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.
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The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASN designates this educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All lectures selected were from Renal Week 2006, and all were put together under supervision of the ASN Scientific Program Committee. Web posting of lectures in the free zone was supported by grants to the ASN from pharmaceutical companies. See each symposium page for details of industry sponsorship and support.
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