Selected Talks

ASN Annual Board Review Course
San Francisco, August, 2008

Acute Renal Replacement Therapy
Paul M. Palevsky, MD

Gammopathies and the Kidney and Thrombotic Microangiopathy
Ronald J. Falk, MD

Ischemic Nephropathy: Diagnosis and Management
Stephen C. Textor, MD

Disorders of Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism
Myles Wolf, MD
Please look also at related talks from
2007 ASN Annual Board Review Talks
2006 ASN Annual Board Review Talks
2005 ASN Annual Board Review Talks
2004 ASN Annual Board Review Talks
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 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
See individual talk files for faculty bios and disclosures.
Each talk is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 credit&trade 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: February 28, 2010
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.

CME Credit Designation Statement:
The American Society of Nephrology designates this educational activity for a maximum of (see each talk page for credit numbers) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with the disclosure policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and FDA guidelines, it is a policy at the ASN for individuals who are in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose to the activity participants: 1) the existence of all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of any commercial products/devices, or providers of commercial services, that relate to the content of their presentation/materials, or the commercial contributors of this activity, that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest; for this purpose we consider relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner and 2) the identification of a commercial product/device that is unlabeled for use or an investigational use of a product/device not yet approved.

Based on the disclosures provided, the ASN is responsible for identifying and resolving all conflicts of interest prior to presenting the educational activity to the learner. The intent of this policy is not to prevent expert faculty with relevant relationship(s) with commercial interest(s) from involvement in CME, but rather to ensure that ASN CME activities promote quality and safety, are effective in improving medical practice, are based on valid content, and are independent of control from commercial interests and free of commercial bias. In addition, all faculty members were instructed to provide balanced, scientifically rigorous, and evidence-based presentations.

Speaker disclosures are posted on each individual talk page.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The American Society of Nephrology and HDCN do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. Speaker disclosure about individual talks is posted on each individual talk page.

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.

To complete this educational activity, the user will need Windows (XP or later) or Macintosh (version 9.0 or later) operating software, a connection to the internet with a 28.8 kbps MODEM or better. The computer should have an audio card with speakers. An audio player, either the Windows Media Player (version 7.0 or later) from Microsoft or the Flash Player plug-in from Adobe (Version 7 or later, from is required, and either can be downloaded for free per instructions on the individual lecture pages. Acrobat Reader is required to print the CME certificate, and this can be download free from

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For any general questions concerning ASN CME, please contact the American Society of Nephrology.