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Nephrology Clinical Symposium

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Saturday, October 5th, 2019
InterContinental Hotel - Country Club Plaza
401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112


In this one day symposium, experts in the field of Nephrology will provide a comprehensive review of important updates and advances in the diagnosis and management of patients with kidney diseases. The CME accredited program will feature lectures, question & answer sessions, and case studies in the major areas of Nephrology. Presenters will also discuss complications and recommendations for optimal care. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the speakers and other faculty from the University of Kansas Medical Center's Nephrology Division.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn the latest best practices, network with colleagues, and earn up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or 7.2 nursing credits.  


Translating Physiologic Understanding of Acid Stress into Management Strategies

Donald Wesson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Vice Dean of Texas A&M University
College of Medicine
New Insights into Physiology and Treatment of Hyperkalemia

Biff Palmer, MD
Professor of Medicine & Medical Director
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Internal Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Diagnosis and Treatment of Membranous Nephropathy
Fernando Fervenza, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Nephrology Collaborative Group, Mayo Clinic

Obesity and Kidney Transplantation

Michelle Josephson, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant

University of Chicago
Kidney Donor Profile Index
and Deceased Kidney Donors:
Truth or Myth
Diane M. Cibrik, MD MS
Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Kidney and
Pancreas Transplant Program

University of Kansas Medical Center

Do SGLT2 inhibitors have a
role in CKD?

Reem Mustafa, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Outcomes and Implementation Research
Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
University of Kansas Medical Center

Yu 3:00-3:45pm
Updates in surgical management
of urolithiasis

Wilson Molina, MD
Professor of Urology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Tolvaptan in PKD:
Who and how to treat?
Kerri McGreal, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas Medical Center

Location, Parking and Check In

A continental breakfast will be served during check-in starting at 7:45am-8:25am in Salon Room 3 at the Intercontinental hotel, 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112.  Self-parking during the conference sessions is free in the hotel's parking garage. Lunch will be served in the Rooftop Ballroom from 12pm-1pm for registered attendees.


At the completion of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Review normal physiology and pathologic disturbances of acid base and electrolytes
  • Recognize glomerular and and tubulointerstitial renal diseases and discuss their pathogenesis.
  • Describe new advances in kidney transplantation and common problems or side effects seen as a result
  • Summarize recent developments and best practices in managing CKD
  • Critique and interpret the literature on SGLT2 inhibitors and CKD
  • Be up to date on current concepts in kidney stone disease
  • Discuss the physiologic effects and challenges of managing fluids and electrolytes in the renal patient
  • Identify the latest drugs in Nephrology clinical trials and understand their mechanisms of action, including Tolvaptan in PKD.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed for local and regional clinical nephrologists, renal transplant physicians, fellows, residents, referring physicians, and nephrology specialty nurses who are interested in improving the care and management of patients with kidney disease.


Physicians: The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APRNs/Nurses: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 7.2 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0056-0749. Mary Beth Warren, MS, RN, Coordinator.

Nursing credit will be based upon documented attendance at sessions within the offering. Sessions must be attended in their entirety to receive credit.

Certificate of attendance: Available upon request and completion of documentation.

Location and Hotel Rooms

The symposium will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 8:00am - 5:00pm at the InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.  A limited number of hotel rooms are reserved for symposium participants at a rate of $169 per night on Friday, 10/4 and Saturday 10/5. Please use this link to book your room:
KU Medical Nephrology Clinical Update
Click on "book now", enter your dates and click on "search". The next page will display our group rate of $169.  You may also call the InterContinental's toll free number at 866.856.9717 and reference the group name "KU Medical Nephrology Clinical Update."


Please register online here by 8/15 to receive a significant early bird discount:

  • Physician (MD) or Scientist (PhD): $85
  • Fellow/Resident: $25
  • NP, PA, RN, LPN: $30

The registration fee includes:

  • Continental breakfast served during registration from 8:00-8:30am
  • Lunch from 11:45-1:00pm
  • Snacks during breaks (10-10:15am and 2:45-3:00pm)
  • Materials and handouts

If you would prefer to pay by check or cash, please contact Lyn Harris (below) for assistance.

Questions? Contact:

Lyn Harris
Administrative Director, Kidney Institute
Tel. 913.588.6075


Sponsored in part by the Peter T. Bohan Fund and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Last modified: Aug 12, 2020