Dallas Research Rally: New Directions in Glomerular Disease

New Directions in Glomerular Disease
Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center
2493 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
September 19 & 20, 2019

Healthcare Professional-Focused CME Event: Thursday, September 19, 2019:  5:30-9:00 PM
Patient-Focused Event: Friday, September 20, 2019:  8:30 AM-4 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 Directors
Elizabeth Brown, MD
University of Texas Southwestern

Saravanan Balamuthusamy (Bala), MD, FASN
PPG Health

Harold M. Szerlip, MD, MS(ED), FACP, FCCP, FASN, FNKF, CCRP
Dallas Nephrology
NephCure Kidney International Renal Rounds – New Directions in Gomerular Disease
Thursday, September 19, 2019
5:30 PM Registration and Buffet Dinner
6:00 PM Welcome and Introduction - NephCure
6:15 - 6:45 PM Newer Understanding of IgA Nephropathy
7:00 - 7:30 PM Treatment Paths for Treatment Resistant Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome
7:30 - 7:35 PM Refreshment Break
7:35 - 8:00 PM Updates on Lupus Nephritis Management in Adults and Peds
8:00 - 8:30 PM Active and Completed Trials for FSGS, Membranous, and IgA Nephropathy
8:30 - 8:45 PM Kidney Health Gateway - NephCure's Solution to Better Care and Better Outcomes
8:45 - 9:00 PM Concluding Remarks


Nephrotic Syndrome Family Wellness Day

Friday, September 20, 2019

8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AM Welcome and Patient Stories
10:00 - 11:00 AM Treatment Paths for Nephrotic Syndrome (Breakout sessions by an adult and a pediatric nephrologist)
11:00 - 11:15 AM Break
11:15 - Noon Genetics & Nephrotic Syndrome
Noon - 1 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:40 PM Nutrition for your Kidneys
1:40 - 2:15 PM Kidney Health Gateway Demo and NephCure Update
2:15 - 2:30 PM Concluding Remarks
2:30 - 4:00 PM Volunteer Roundtables with NephCure Staff


This event is FREE for patients and their family and friends. We will provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

 To learn about other Research Rallies in 2019, visit nephcure.org/researchrally

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 TBD AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Acknowledgement of Sponsors
NephCure Kidney International gratefully acknowledges 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


For nephrologists and other MDs.


Physicians #@ID1@

Other Allied Health Professionals

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


Residents & Students

For residents, fellows, and students.


Adult Patient

For adult patients.


Adult Patient #@ID1@

Patient Parent

For parents of Glomerular Disease patients.


Patient Parent #@ID1@

Patient caregiver

For patient caregivers that are not patient parents, including friends and family members of patients.


Industry Professionals

For pharmaceutical representatives.



For event speakers.


Your Information

Event Details

September 19, 2019

Time 8:00 AM
Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center: 2493 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Please join us!