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 rare protein-spilling kidney diseases (glomerular diseases) 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 glomerular disease 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 glomerular diseases. 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 - 7:00 PM Newer Understanding of IgA Nephropathy
7:00 - 7:35 PM Updates on Lupus Nephritis Management in Adults and Peds by Dr. Ramesh Saxena
7:35 - 7:40 PM Refreshment Break
7:40 - 8:30 PM Active and Completed Trials for FSGS, Membranous, and IgA Nephropathy by Dr. Saravanan Balamuthusamy 
8:30 - 8:45 PM Kidney Health Gateway - NephCure's Solution to Better Care and Better Outcomes
8:45 - 9:00 PM Concluding Remarks


NephCure 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 Protein-Spilling Kidney Diseases (Breakout sessions by an adult and a pediatric nephrologist)

11:00 - 11:15 AM


11:15 - Noon

Nutrition for your Kidneys

Noon - 1 PM


1:00 - 2:00 PM

Beyond the Meds – Mental Health and Wellbeing

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Kidney Health Gateway Demo and NephCure Update

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Concluding Remarks

3:00 - 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 
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must attend the entire webinar as partial credit is not available. 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.  
Physicians / Nurses
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and NephCure Kidney International.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 3.0 contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
CA Nurses
Amedco is approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP13683, for 3.0 contact hours

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 patients with rare, protein-spilling kidney diseases.


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!