Miami Research Rally

Miami Research Rally
Miami Beach Resort
4833 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
November 30, 2018
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Activity Overview
This CME event is dedicated to knowledge sharing around Nephrotic Syndrome and clinical trials. This Rally will help further clinical practice in an area that contains large knowledge and performance gaps. 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 Nephrotic Syndrome 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 Nephrotic Syndrome. Additionally, nephrology has lagged in the coordination and execution of clinical trials and a session will be devoted to educating attendees about interventional research.
Target Audience
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Other allied healthcare professionals
  • Patient families
Course DirectorsAlessia Fornoni, MD, PhD, FASN
University of Miami
Carolyn L. Abitbol, MD
University of Miami
8:30 - 9:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 AMWelcome to All

9:20 – 9:55 AMDiagnosis of Common Causes of Nephrotic Syndrome
Oliver Lenz, MD, MBA, FASN
University of Miami
9:55 – 10:10 AMPatient Stories, Patient Champions
10:10 – 10:45 AMTreatment Paths for Adults
Kirk Campbell, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Treatment Paths for Children
Chryso Katsoufis, MD
University of Miami
10:45 – 11:00 AMRefreshment Break

11:00 – 11:35 AMPersonalized Management of Nephrotic Syndrome
Laura H. Mariani, MD, MS
University of Michigan
11:35 AM – 12:05 PMHealth Literacy and Optimizing Time with Your Doctor
Jayanthi Chandar, MD
Jackson Health System
12:05 – 12:35 PMNutrition for Your Kidneys
Daniela A. Safina, MS, RD, LDN
Jackson Memorial Hospital
12:35 – 12:45 PMParticipants grab lunch

12:45 – 2:00 PMClinical Trial Readiness - Patients and Physicians
Jonathan J. Hogan, MD
Penn Glomerular Disease Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Howard Trachtman, MD
NYU Langone Health

Planning Committee
Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD, FASN
University of Miami

Carolyn L. Abitbol, MD
University of Miami

Lauren Lee
NephCure Kidney International
Rebecca Cook
NephCure Kidney International
Byron Turner

Satisfactory completion 

Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. NOTE: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.  



Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and NephCure Kidney International. Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement

Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Acknowledgement of Sponsors
Amedco 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 for more information about this event.

Registration Information

Patients and Families

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


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For nephrologists and other MDs. 


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Industry Professionals

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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

November 30, 2018

Time 8:00 AM
Miami Beach Resort: 4833 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140