New Horizons in Nephrology: Glomerular Disease: Past, Present and Future

Course details

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.25 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
Title & description

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For questions, you may contact by e-mail: Jean Arena or Nancy Wells

Program Description: 


Course Overview and Target Audience:

Glomerular disease is associated with morbidity and mortality in patients of all ages and is a common cause of end-stage kidney disease.  Treatment often utilizes immunosuppressive regimens which can be associated with significant side effects and morbidity.  Thus, glomerular diseases present a difficult and unique challenge to both patients and nephrologists, and are often associated with high treatment costs and poor outcomes.  Over the past decade there have been significant advances in the field which have improved outcomes, however practice variability continues to exist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.  It is important for physicians to stay current with these new approaches to managing glomerular diseases and that we continue to work together to make strides in improving patient outcomes.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, partipants should be able to:

  • Define appropriate laboratory monitoring and surveillance methods to prevent complications in the immunosuppressed patient
  • Examine the use of prophylaxis and vaccinations to prevent infectious complications of patients being treated with glomerular disease
  • Discuss the approach to the diagnosis and management of glomerular disease in the pregnant patient
  • Construct uniform clinical practices to provide exemplary patient care for patients with glomerular disease
  • Identify potential mechanisms responsible for disease progression in FSGS
  • Explain potential complications of lupus nephritis and its treatment modalities
  • Implement newer strategies to diagnose and treat this disease, as with the use of the serum ati-PLA2R antibody and treatment with rituximab in patients with membranous nephropathy

Registration Information:

The registration fee for New Horizons in Nephrology: Glomerular Disease: Past, Present and Future is $75 for physicians and other healthcare providers when paying in advance.  The fee for nurses is $50.  The fee for onsite registration is $90 for everyone.  There is no fee for residents or fellows.  The fee includes course registration, continental breakfast, luncheon, refreshment break, and a course syllabus.  

Note:  Complimentary parking, although limited, is available at the Gift of Life facility.

To register for the conference, please mail or fax the registration form.  If paying by check, make the check payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.  To fax the completed form, fax to 215-615-0349.  See registration form in brochure for mailing information.  Registrations must be received by April 2, 2018.

Meeting Location:

New Horizons in Nephrology: Glomerular Disease: Past, Present and Future  will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Gift of Life, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Hotel Information:

Please contact one of the following hotels, or another area hotel, if overnight accommodations are required.

The Franklin Hotel                  Lowes Philadelphia Hotel
401 Chestnut Street                        1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104                 Philadelphia, PA  19107
215-925-0000                                  888-575-6397
Hilton Garden Inn                     Hotel Monaco
1100 Arch Street                               433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107                   Philadelphia, PA  19106
215-923-0100                                     215-925-2111

Accreditation & Designation of Credit:

In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine 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.

Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by April 2, 2018 and are subject to a service charge equivalent to 10% of the registration fee.  No refunds will be issued thereafter.

The University of Pennsylvania reserves the right to cancel or postpone this course due to unforeseen circumstances.  In the event of a cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:15am - 3:15pm
Gift of Life
401 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States
This live activity started on April 20th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 6.25
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 6.25
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine 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.