Nephrology care continues to be subdivided into subspecialties. In Transplant Nephrology, new agents are used for immunosuppression, the deceased donor kidney allocation system has been revised, and novel approaches are being explored to expand the donor pool and improve patient outcomes. Patient care is routinely transferred from the transplant center to local nephrologists following the immediate post-transplant period, and it is increasingly important for local nephrologists to stay current with these updates. Concurrently, major advances in cancer therapies have been made during the last few decades and include dozens of new agents. Many cancers have kidney-related implications, i.e., direct kidney involvement by the cancer, treatment-related kidney toxicities, or chronic kidney disease in cancer survivors. It is challenging for academic and community nephrologists to remain knowledgeable about these advances and the potential impact on the kidney.
This program is designed to focus on the latest updates in both areas and the complexity of increasing demands for nephrologists to ensure optimal outcomes for some of these challenging patients. A combination of case presentations and lectures will be used to provide an academically sound and clinically relevant review.
The conference is designed for nephrologists.
At the conclusion of this activity, partipants should be able to:
- Review hepatitis C-associated kidney disease, including the impact of new direct acting anti-viral treatments, especially as pertains to kidney transplant
- Describe the new kidney allocation system and its goals in improving patient outcomes
- Examine broadened criteria for acceptable donor kidneys including age, disease and suboptimal organ function vs. longer wait times for ideal donor organs
- Determine the efficacy and adverse effects associated with induction and maintenance immunosuppression regimens for kidney transplant recipients
- Summarize a combined onco-nephrologic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the monoclonal gammopathies of renal significance
- Identify the risks and benefits of transplanting patients with a history of cancer
- Explain best practices and challenges of managing patients on the kidney transplant waiting list
The registration fee for New Horizons in Nephrology: Updates in Kidney Transplantation and Onco-Nephrology 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. Please make checks payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Additional details for registration are located on the Registration Form in the brochure.
Note: Complimentary parking, although limited, is available at the Gift of Life facility.
To register for the course, 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 for mailing information. Registrations must be received by April 25, 2017.
New Horizons in Nephrology: Principles of Critical Care for the Nephrologist will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Gift of Life, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Please contact one of the following hotels, or another area hotel, if overnight accommodations are required.
401 Chestnut Street 1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 Philadelphia, PA 19107
1100 Arch Street 433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia, PA 19106
Accreditation & Designation of Credit:
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 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 28, 2017 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.