Selected Talks

The Harvard Intensive Review of Nephrology
Boston, MA; August, 2018
Poisonings and intoxications. What a Nephrologist now Needs to Know?
Timothy B Erickson MD
Donor Evaluation
David Wojciechowski DO
Pre-Transplant Evaluation of Recipients
Jamil R. Azzi MD, and Sayeed K. Malek MD
Cardiorenal and Hepatorenal Syndromes
David J.R. Steele MD
Secondary Hypertension Primary Aldosteronism and Pheochromocytoma
Anand Vaidya MD
Update on Polycystic Kidney Disease
Peter G Czarnecki MD
Membranous Nephropathy
David J Salant MD
Renal Physiology for the Boards
Melanie P Hoenig MD
Basic Concepts of Immunology in Autoimmune Kidney Disease
Ramon Bonegio, MD

The "Intensive Review of Nephrology" course is designed to enhance renal medicine knowledge by offering a comprehensive update; a case-based review of challenging clinical problems; and a review of literature to guide evidence-based practice. This course can also serve to prepare attendees for the ABIM Board Examinations (Certification/Recertification) and offers daily board review question and answer practice sessions in each specialty area of nephrology. This program also consists of daily case-based lectures and case-based luncheons covering the most important topics in renal medicine. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the practical application of physiological principles to the understanding and management of clinical problems, particularly for board exam preparation.

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, 2018 in Boston, MA. The presentation was prepared under CME guidelines but no CME credit is available for this particular Web archive.

Release Date: January 01, 2019
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This presentation is among a number of presentations available in archived form from the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education. For more information about the Harvard Intensive Review of Nephrology, please Click this link



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In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, speakers, course planners, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relationship they, or their spouse or partner, have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment or devices. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off label uses they will discuss of pharmaceuticals and devices for investigatioal and non-FDA approved purposes.

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Off-label/lnvestigational Use
Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be "off-label" use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is being discussed. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program. The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, Harvard Medical School or the Brigham Hospital. Each participant must use his/her personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted.


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For more information about the Harvard Renal Review Course, please see this link.