Selected Talks

The Brigham Renal Board Review Course
Boston, MA; August, 2013
IgA Nephropathy
Gerald B. Appel, MD
Electrolytes and Acid Base Practice for the Boards - II
Alan S.L. Yu, MD
    Part 1
    Part 2
CVVH for the Boards
Kenneth B. Christopher, MD
Home Dialysis Cases
Rita Suri, MD
Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts
Sarah P. Hammond, MD
Paraprotein Related Kidney Diseases
Laura M. Dember, MD
  Part 1
  Part 2
Hematuria - Board Review
Martina M. McGrath, MD
Pregnancy and Renal Disease
Ravi Thadhani, MD
Key Transplant Studies - What to Know for the Boards
Anil Chandraker, MD
    Part 1
    Part 2

The major objective of this course is to prepare attendees for the ABIM Subspecialty Board Examination in Nephrology (Certification/Re-Certification). We will convey state-of-the-art information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of renal disorders. The major issues of fluid and electrolyte problems, hypertension, renal disease and the management of acute and chronic renal failure will be addressed. Many outstanding clinicians and teachers have been chosen as course instructors. The program will consist of daily lectures, “meet the professor” luncheons and intensive board review sessions covering the most important topics in nephrology. Throughout the course we will emphasize the practical application of physiological principles to the understanding and management of clinical problems. The course should be most valuable for clinical and academic nephrologists, nephrology trainees and internists, pediatricians and primary care physicians with an interest in nephrology and hypertension. This course should be an excellent intensive board review for those registered to take the nephrology boards and a comprehensive update for those seeking recertification.

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 in August, 2013 in Boston, MA. The presentation was prepared under CME guidelines but no CME credit is available for this particular Web archive.

Release Date: May 01, 2014
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For more information about the Harvard Renal Review Course, please see this link.