Selected Talks

The Brigham Renal Board Review Course
Boston, MA; August, 2011
Glomerulonephritis: Take Home Messages
Ajay K. Singh, MD
Pathology Refresher -- Part B
Helmut G. Rennke, MD
Pathology Refresher -- Part A
Helmut G. Rennke, MD
Electrolytes and Acid-Base Practice for the Boards, Part 2
Alan S.L. Yu, M.B.Chir, MD
Electrolytes and Acid-Base Practice for the Boards, Part 1
Alan S.L. Yu, M.B.Chir, MD
Sodium Disorders
David B. Mount, MD
Nephrology Board Review Cases (Dialysis)
Steven M. Brunelli, MD
Nephrology Board Review Cases
Julie Lin, MD, MPH
Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis
David J. Salant, MD
Must-Know Board Zebras
Emily Robinson, MD

This course was designed to be valuable to the nephrology trainees preparing to take the ABIM board examinations and to the clinical nephrologists, internists, pediatricians and primary care physicians who are already in practice and are seeking an update or are preparing for recertification examainations. Information was be shared in various formats including daily board review questions and answer practice sessions. State-of-the-are lecture presentations, breakfast workshops, and daily "meet the professor" luncheons with informal discussions of challenging cases were included.

HDCN is pleased to present a selection of a number of presentations from this annual course. For more information on future courses, which take place every summer in Boston, usually in August, please click here.

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This educational activity is an audio recording with accompanying slides of a live presentation held August, 2011 in Boston, MA. The presentation was prepared under CME guidelines but no CME credit is available for this particular Web archive.

Release Date: March 3, 2012
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Disclosure Policy
Harvard Medical School has long held the standard that its continuing medical education courses are free of commercial bias.

In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, speakers, course planners, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relationship they, or their spouse or partner, have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment or devices. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off label uses they will discuss of pharmaceuticals and devices for investigatioal and non-FDA approved purposes.

Such dislcose is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide the course director and registrants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given talk.

Dr. Robinson : No conflicts nor off-label use declared.

Off-label/lnvestigational Use
Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be "off-label" use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is being discussed. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program. The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, Harvard Medical School or the Brigham Hospital. Each participant must use his/her personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted.


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