Selected Talks

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Renal Week
San Diego, CA, November, 2009
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Infectious Risk in Renal Replacement Therapy
Neil R. Powe, MD and Charmaine E. Lok, MD

Multiple Myeloma: Novel Treatments and Role of Plasmapheresis
Peter M. Voorhees, MD and François Madoré, MD

Is Peritoneal Dialysis Membrane Failure Inevitable with Long-term Use?
Wim Van Biesen, MD, PhD, Salim K. Mujais, MD, and Bengt Lindholm, MD, PhD

Renal Diseases of Children in Adults
Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD and Robert L. Chevalier, MD

Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire: Fluids and Electrolytes (Palmer) and Glomerular Disorders (Fervenza)
Biff F. Palmer, MD, and Frenando C. Fervenza, MD, PhD

The Approaching Tidal Wave of Hypertension and Its Sequelae in the Young
Joseph T. Flynn, MD and Rae-Ellen W. Kavey, MD

Vascular Calcification
Mathew Jay Budoff, MD and Markus Ketteler, MD

Management of hyponatremia
Richard H. Sterns, MD; Horacio J. Adrogue, MD; and Joseph G. Verbalis, MD

Diabetic Nephropathy
Amy Katherine Mottl, MD and Katherine R. Tuttle, MD

Debates in Renal Disease: Combination of ACEI and ARB is More Efficacious than Monotherapy. Yes or No?
Hans Henrik Parving, MD, and Johannes F.E. Mann, MD (Moderator: Ricardo Correa-Rotter, MD)

Thrombotic Microangiopathies
Jerry Appel, MD, and William F. Clark, MD

The Changing Face of FSGS/MCD
Jai Radhakrishnan, MD; Daniel C. Cattran, MD; and Jeffrey B. Kopp, MD

Hepatitis C and Renal Disease
Roy D. Bloom, MD and Robert S. Brown, Jr, MD

Primary Care for Nephrologists: HIV Nephropathy
Arthur H. Cohen, MD and Jeffrey S. Berns, MD

Controlling Diabetes Mellitus by Targeting the Kidney
George L. Bakris, MD; Ernest M. Wright, PhD; Mark E. Molitch, MD.

Understanding the Kidney - Heart Connection
Claudio Ronco, MD; Edward A. Ross, MD; Tomas Berl, MD

Impact of Bundled Payments on Care for ESRD Patients
Raymond Hakim, MD; John Moran, MD; Allen Nissenson, MD; Rajiv Saran, MD; and Wolfgang Winkelmayer, MD. (Moderator: Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD)

New Frontiers in Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral Bone Disorders
Isidro B. Salusky, MD; Orlando M. Gutierrez, MD, MMSc; David A. Bushinsky, MD. (Moderator: Myles S. Wolf, MD)

Hepatorenal Syndrome
Robert W. Schrier, MD; Hani M. Wadei, MD; Andrew Davenport, MD.

Innovations in Caring for Patients with Hyponatremia
Mitchell H. Rosner, MD; Richard H. Sterns, MD; and Biff F. Palmer, MD. (Moderator: Nicolaos E. Madias, MD)

Racial Disparities in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
L. Ebony Boulware, MD; John R. Sedor, MD; and Keith C. Norris, MD. (Moderators: Paul Smedberg, MD and Thomas Hostetter, MD)

Controversies in Anemia Management of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Rajiv Agarwal, MD; Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD. (Moderator: Andrew Fenves, MD)

The Role of Iron in Outpatient CKD Management
Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD; Jay Wish, MD; Daniel W. Coyne, MD. (Moderator: George Aronoff, MD)

Innovative Approaches and Prevention Strategies for Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorders
Adriana S. Dusso, PhD; Michal Melamed, MD; Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD. (Moderator: Maria Coco, MD)

Update in Transplant Immunology for the Clinician
Robert L. Fairchild, PhD; Elaine F. Reed, PhD; Flavio Vincenti, MD (Moderator: Roslyn B. Mannon, MD)

Please look also at related talks from
2008 ASN Renal Week Talks
2007 ASN Renal Week Talks
2006 ASN Renal Week Talks
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

Identify recent discoveries in basic, translational, and clinical research in nephrology.
Construct new research questions in nephrology based on updated scientific and clinical advances in nephrology-related disciplines.
Translate recent advances in the areas of general nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and hypertension into new standards and approaches to clinical care of patients with kidney diseases and related disorders.

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CME Credit Eligible Through: April 30, 2011
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: See individual talks
Target Audiences: Physicians, Researchers and Fellows-in-Training.
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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