Viral Diseases and Renal Transplantation

ASN Renal Week, Official Evening Symposium
San Diego, CA, November, 2003
Anil Chandraker, MD; Connie Davis, MD; and Emilio Ramos, MD

Hepatitis and the Renal Transplant Recipient
Brian Pereira, MD

CMV Infection and Management
Daniel Brennan, MD

Polyoma Virus
Hans Hirsch, MD, MSc
New Viral Infections: HHV-6, West Nile Virus
Ajit Limaye, MD
Questions and Answers
Speakers and moderators

Daniel Brennan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Transplant Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Anil Chandraker, MD
Director of Renal Transplant Clinics
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Connie Davis, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Hans Hirsch, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Ajit Limaye, MD
Acting Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Emilio Ramos, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Brian Pereira, MD
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
President and CEO
New England Health Care Foundation
Boston, MA

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: February 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 and internists.
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.
Accreditation Statement
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.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The American Society of Nephrology and HDCN do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. Speaker disclosure about individual talks is posted on each individual talk page.

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 ( 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

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For any general questions concerning ASN CME, please contact the American Society of Nephrology.