Nephrotic Syndrome Symposium

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Nephrotic Syndrome Symposium
Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030
December 7, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:20 PM
 
Activity Overview
The symposium is dedicated to knowledge sharing around Nephrotic Syndrome (NS). This CME symposium will help further clinical practice in an area that contains large knowledge and performance gaps. These will be addressed during this conference. This area has few large randomized clinical trials comparing treatments or offering population-based conclusions. Without a forum, a large gap develops between the research and the day to day care of patients. The result is an uneven quality of care and missed opportunities for patients to gain access to new treatments and clinical trials. Sessions will detail the complexities of treating NS patients, the wide variations of patient reactions to treatment, prevention strategies, and the optimal management of care. Expert faculty will present the most current research issues and practice recommendations to support clinicians and providers in the care of patients with NS.
 
Target Audience
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Other allied healthcare professionals
  • Patient families
Course Directors Michael C. Braun, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Rajeev Raghavan, MD, FASN
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Carl P. Walther, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
8:00 – 8:40 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:40 – 9:00 AM Welcome Message & Introduction
Rajeev Raghavan, MD, FASN
Baylor College of Medicine
9:00 – 9:30 AM
Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome: An Overview
Scott E. Wenderfer, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Explain pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome to improve patient outcomes.
9:30 – 10:00 AM
Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults: An Overview
Carl P. Walther, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Outline Nephrotic Syndrome in adults to improve patient outcomes.
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Recurrence of Nephrotic Syndrome in Transplant Patients
Hassan Ibrahim, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Understand the process of recurrence in Nephrotic Syndrome patients.
10:30 – 10:50 AM Refreshment Break
10:50 – 11:20 AM
Importance of Clinical Research: Positives and Pitfalls
Anne McCombs, MM
Baylor College of Medicine
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Demonstrate the importance of clinical research for the clinician, research, and patient communities.
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM Patient Perspectives and Quality of Life: Living with Nephrotic Syndrome*
Frida Moszkowicz-Wilson & Patient Families
Texas Children's Hospital
12:20 – 1:20 PM Lunch
1:20 – 1:50 PM
Transitioning the Pediatric Patient with Kidney Disease
Joshua Samuels, MD, MPH
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Address the needs of patients moving from a pediatric nephrologist to adult-centered care.
1:50 – 2:20 PM
Genetics in Nephrotic Syndrome (NS): From Bench to Bedside, an Update
Mir Reza Bekheirnia, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Detail the newest developments in Nephrotic Syndrome genetics research.
2:20 – 2:50 PM
Diet and Dietary Adherence in Nephrotic Syndrome
Molly Vega, MS, RDN, LD
Texas Children's Hospital
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Prioritize observing a low-sodium, kidney-healthy diet.
2:50 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 3:30 PM
Glomerular Disease in the Hispanic Population
Jose J. Perez, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Recognize the factors applicable to Hispanic populations suffering from Glomerular Disease.
3:30 – 4:00 PM
Removing the Humor Out of Nephritis and Nephrotic Syndrome – Role of Apheresis
Poyyapakkam R. Srivaths, MD
Texas Children's Hospital
 
At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to:
  •   - Explain the functions of plasmapheresis specific to Nephrotic Syndrome.
4:00 – 4:20 PM Wrap Up and Concluding Remarks
Michael C. Braun, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
 
*Credit will not be offered for this activity.

 
 
Planning Committee
 
Michael C. Braun, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
 
Rajeev Raghavan, MD, FASN
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Carl P. Walther, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Lauren Lee
NephCure Kidney International
 
Rebecca Cook
NephCure Kidney International
 
Nathalie Harden
National Kidney Foundation
 
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Information



The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
Physicians
The National Kidney Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
 
Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 4.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Declaration of Disclosure
It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.
If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.
 
Unlabeled/Investigational Use
During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.
 
Disclaimer
The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warning.
 
Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments. This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.
 
Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.
 
Acknowledgement of Sponsors
The National Kidney Foundation and NephCure Kidney International gratefully acknowledge Retrophin, Inc. as a sponsor of this activity.
 
QUESTIONS? Contact: Rebecca Cook at (610) 540-0186 ext. 20 or at rcook@nephcure.org for more information about this event.

Registration Information

Patients and Families

For patients, patient parents as well as friends and family members of patients.

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Physicians

For nephrologists and other MDs. 

$50

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Industry Professionals

For pharmaceutical representatives.

$50

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Other Allied Health Professionals

For nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physicians' assistants, socials workers, researchers, dietitians, and other allied healthcare professionals.

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Event Details

Thursday
December 07, 2017

Time 8:00 AM
Houston Marriott Medical Center