Gerald Appel, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University – College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
Michael Choi, MD
John Hopkins University
Gabriel Contreras, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Miami School of Medicine
Daniel Cattran, MD (Co-Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ronald Falk, MD (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Ronald Hogg, MD
Director of Pediatric Nephrology
Medical City Dallas Hospital
This group of talks is
accredited for up to 2.0 CME Category 1 credits by the American
Society of Nephrology. This group of
talks has a single post-test,
which must be completed along with an evaluation
form to obtain Category 1 credit. The links to the post-test appear on
the individual talk pages.
| || Date of Web Release: January 1, 2004|
CME Credit Eligible Through: May 1, 2005
CME Category 1 Credits/Completion Time: 2.0
Target Audiences: Nephrology
Board and Recertification candidates practicing nephrologists
Method of participation: Listen to the
talk, read the
PubMed abstracts linked to data slides and talk references, take
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.
The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Nephrology designates this educational
activity for a maximum of 2.0 hours of category 1 credit
toward the AMA Physician's Recognition
Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit
that he/she actually spent in the activity.
The American Medical Association has determined that non-US
licensed physicians who participate in this CME activity are
eligible for AMA PRA category 1 credit.
This official evening symposium was sponsored by an educational grant
from Roche Laboratories, Inc.
American Society of Nephrology as well as HDCN have conflict of interest
policies that requires course faculty to disclose any real or
apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content
of their presentations/materials. It is not assumed that these
financial interests or affiliations will have an adverse impact
on faculty presentations; they are simply noted here to fully
inform participants. Speaker disclosures are posted on each individual talk page.
| FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS :
This educational activity may contain discussion of
investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The
of Nephrology and HDCN do not
use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer
to the official
prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved
contraindications and warnings. Speaker disclosure about individual talks is posted on each individual talk page.
| DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE:
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 or Macintosh 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 from Microsoft or
the Real Player from Real Media (www.real.com) 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 www.adobe.com.
For any questions concerning this specific activity please send
an email to
or call HDCN at 630-325-3276.
For any general questions concerning ASN CME, please contact the American Society of Nephrology.