Selected Talks

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Renal Week
Philadelphia, PA, November, 2008
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Therapeutic Issues in Crescentic Glomerulonephritis and Vasculitis
Luis F. Flores-Suarez, MD, PhD, Marten Segelmark, MD, and Ulrich Specks, MD

Renal Neoplasms: What the Nephrologist Should Know
Stephen M. Bonsib, MD and Gary R. Hudes, MD

New Insights into Antibody-Mediated Rejection
Elaine F. Reed, PhD, and Mark D. Pescovitz, MD

Personalized Therapy for Kidney Disease
Brad H. Rovin, MD, Dany Anglicheau, MD, PhD, and Melanie S. Joy, PharmD

Collagen Nephropathies
Billy G. Hudson, PhD, and Clifford E. Kashtan, MD

Phosphorus: Bystander or Cause of Pathology?
Daniel W. Coyne, MD, and William F. Finn, MD

Membranous Glomerulopathy
Giuseppe Remuzzi, MD, and Jack F. Wetzels, MD, PhD

Boots on the Ground: Do We Have Enough Personnel to Fight the Battle Against CKD?
Jay B. Wish, MD and Beth M, Piraino, MD

Controversies in Vascular Access
Arif Asif, MD and Aris Q. Urbanes, MD

Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire: Fluids and Electrolyte and Glomerular Disorders
Biff Palmer, MD, and Charles D. Pusey, DSc

Primary Care in Nephrology: Preoperative Risk Assessment and Management of Glycemic Control
Thomas A. Golper, MD, and John P. Mordes, MD

IgA Nephropathy: Time to Change Our Approach?
John Feehally, MD, and Ronald J. Hogg, MD

The Sexual Life Cycle of Women with CKD
Lynne P. Yao, MD, Susan H. Hou, MD, and Manjula Kurella-Tamura, MD

Resistant Hypertension: A Challenge for the Nephrologist
Vito M. Campese, MD and Susan P. Steigerwalt, MD

New Frontiers in Phosphorus Homeostasis in CKD
L. Darryl Quarles, MD, and Myles S. Wolf, MD (Hartmut H. Malluche, MD, moderator)

Managing CKD-MBD through the Disease Continuum
Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, and Bryan R. Kestenbaum, MD (Hartmut H. Malluche, MD, moderator)

Care of the Chronic Kidney Disease Patient
Ruth C. Campbell, MD, and Jeffrey S. Berns, MD. (Andrew Z. Fenves, MD, FASN, moderator, and Daniel C. Batlle, MD, discussant)

Restoring Balance: New Therapeutic Approaches to Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Lee R. Goldberg, MD, Robert W. Schrier, MD, and Mihai Gheorghiade, MD.

The Year in Nephrology: Hypertension and Metabolic Renal Syndrome
Karen A. Griffin, MD, FASN, and Srinivasan Beddhu, MD.

Nephrology Roundtable: Glucose Transport and Targets for Intervention
Dick De Zeeuw, MD, PhD, and Ernest M. Wright, PhD (Moderators: Ricardo Correa-Rotter, MD and Mark J. Sarnak, MD, FASN).

Shades of Grey: Key Questions in the Future of Treatment for CKD-Related Anemia
Robert D. Toto, MD; Rebecca J. Schmidt, DO, FASN.

The ESA Controversy: The Role of Intravenous Iron
Tomaz Ganz, MD,PhD; Rajiv Agarwal, MD, MBBS, FASN; Anatole Besarab, MD, FACP. (Moderator: Adeera Levin, MD)
Please look also at related talks from
2007 ASN Renal Week Talks
2006 ASN Renal Week Talks
2005 ASN Renal Week Talks
2004 ASN Renal Week Talks
2003 ASN Renal Week Talks
2002 ASN Renal Week Talks
2001 ASN Renal Week Talks
2000 ASN Renal Week Talks
1999 ASN Renal Week Talks
1998 ASN Renal Week Talks

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Construct new research questions in nephrology based on updated scientific and clinical advances in nephrology-related disciplines.
Translate recent advances in the areas of general nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and hypertension into new standards and approaches to clinical care of patients with kidney diseases and related disorders.

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Each talk, or group of talks, depending on length, is accredited for the appropriate number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Sometimes talks are organized into groups of two or more and paired with a single CME post-test, which must be completed along with an evaluation form.
Date of Web Release: See individual talks
Credit Eligible Through: April 30, 2010
Credits/Completion Time: See individual talks
Target Audiences: Physicians, researchers, trainees.
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.
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The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Designation Statement: The American Society of Nephrology designates this educational activity AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurat with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All lectures selected were from Renal Week 2008, and all were put together under supervision of the ASN Scientific Program Committee. Web posting of lectures in the free zone was supported by grants to the ASN from pharmaceutical companies. See each symposium page for details of industry sponsorship and support.
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