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Renal Physicians Association
Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., March, 1999.

Selected Talks
The Talks

Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Outcomes Analysis
W. Ernest Rutherford, M.D.

Strategies for Repair of Access Malfunction
Gerald A. Beathard, M.D., Ph.D.

Vascular Access Quality Improvement Project for Networks 9 and 10
Ashwini Sehgal, M.D.

Implementing DOQI Guidelines for Vascular Access Management
Larry Spergel, M.D.

Pharmacologic and Molecular Approaches to Preventing Access Failure
Jonathan Himmelfarb, M.D.


Gerald A. Beathard, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Professor in Nephrology, LSU Medical School, Shrevesport, LA, and University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. President, U.S. Vascular Centers, LLC.

Jonathan Himmelfarb, M.D., Director of the Division of Nephrology, the Renal Transplant Program, and the Renal Fellowship Program, Maine Medical Center.

W. Ernest Rutherford, M.D., Dr. Rutherford is President and CEO of Physicians Information Exchange, Inc. which is a physician centric company that has built a computer-based patient record and which also provides consulting services for continuous quality improvement. Dr. Rutherford also serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

Ashwini Sehgal, M.D., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Ethics, Case Western Reserve University; Nephrologist, Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.

Lawrence Spergel, M.D., Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California at San Francisco. Director, Dialysis Management Medical Group, San Francisco, CA.

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