Comprehensive Review of Nephrology 2023

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March 19–24, 2023 | LIVESTREAM
Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center

Optimize Patient Care

Review updates, advances & best practices in all areas of nephrology.

Among the Highest-Rate CME

Program is among the highest-rated CME courses at Harvard Medical School

50 hours of Continuing Education

Earn up to 50.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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Updates, Advances and Practical Information You Can Use Now to Screen, Diagnose and Manage Patients with Kidney Disease

With more than 50 interactive lectures and case-based workshops, this CME course provides a comprehensive review in all areas of nephrology.

Many practicing nephrologists and physicians find it difficult to keep up with the rapid scientific and technological advances in renal care because medicine is changing at a faster pace than ever before. As busy clinicians, we need to stay current in order to optimize patient care and improve outcomes.

Advance your knowledge by joining world-renowned experts and Harvard Medical School’s leading clinical faculty for a comprehensive review of nephrology. The most important updates and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases will be taught, including practical information that you can use now to provide exceptional patient care.

This CME course will address pathophysiologic and clinical issues in the major areas of nephrology, including:

  • Glomerular disease
  • Acute renal failure
  • Renal transplantation
  • Immunosuppressive management
  • Hypertension
  • Pregnancy and renal disease
  • COVID-19
  • Acid-base and fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Potassium balance
  • Renal imaging
  • Bone mineral disorders
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Diuretic resistance
  • Dialysis
  • Renal Stones
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Genetic renal diseases
  • Cardiorenal and hepatorenal syndrome

Presenters will also discuss diagnostic testing, well-recognized medical comprehensive curriculum.

Our highly accessible and educationally sound platform includes:

  • Innovative lectures
  • Valuable case-based sessions with real-time audience-response questions
  • Interactive Q&A sessions with our expert faculty
  • Chat features to discuss challenging cases and ask pressing questions
  • Informal opportunities to share and exchange information with one another through interactive tools

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how to approach patients with acid-base and electrolyte disturbances and manage their care
  2. Define hypertension treatment goals and management for different populations
  3. Review strategies for diagnosing and managing acute kidney injury
  4. Assess new developments to reduce the risk of chronic kidney diesase progression
  5. Incorporate optimal immunosuppression strategies for initial and maintenance immunosuppression
  6. Develop strategies to screen, prevent and treat patients with long-terms complications of kidney transplantation
  7. Summarize optimal management strategies for non-immunologic complications after kidney transplantation
  8. Evaluate and treat patients presenting with signs and symptoms of glomerular disease
  9. Explain the role of genetic testing in specific conditions

Conference Schedule

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
7:50 AM
Introduction & Welcome
8:00 AM
State-of-the-Art Approaches to Small-Vessel Vasculitis
Ronald J. Falk, MD
8:50 AM
Renal Disease and Pregnancy¹
S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD
9:40 AM
Question-and-Answer Session²
9:50 AM Break & Meditation*
10:05 AM Membranous Glomerulopathy and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Minimal Change Disease
Ronald J. Falk, MD
10:55 AM IgA Nephropathy and H-S Purpura: Individualizing Therapy
Ronald J. Falk, MD
11:45 AM Break
11:50 AM Question-and-Answer Session²
12:05 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Prevention and Treatment of Common PD Complications: An Interactive Session²

Adam M. Segal, MD, FASN
1:50 PM Detours in Hypertension: Evaluation and Management¹²
Bradley M. Denker, MD
2:35 PM Break & Rejuvenation Exercises*
2:50 PM Prevention and Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury: A Comprehensive Primer¹
Paul M. Palevsky, MD
3:35 PM Optimizing Renal Support in Acute Kidney Injury: Case-Based Discussions
Paul M. Palevsky, MD
4:25 PM Question-and-Answer Session²
4:40 PM Break
4:50 PM Meet the Professor: Ronald J. Falk, MD²
Optional Session: Pre-registration is required due to limited space
5:35 PM Self-Study Session – Acid-Base: Elementary Issues
Michael Emmett, MD

Monday, March 20, 2023
8:00 AM
Acid-Base: Advanced Issues
Michael Emmett, MD
8:45 AM
Case-Based Workshop: Acid-Base Clinical Cases
Michael Emmett, MD
9:35 AM Question-and-Answer Session²
9:50 AM
Break & Guided Meditation*
10:05 AM
Relation Between Salt and Water
Richard H. Sterns, MD
10:55 AM Case-Based Workshop: Fluid and Electrolytes
Richard H. Sterns, MD
11:45 AM Question-and-Answer Session²
12:00 PM Lunch Break
12:50 PM The Management of the Incidentally Discovered Adrenal Mass²
Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc
1:30 PM Endocrine Hypertension: Primary Aldosteronism and Pheochromocytoma²
Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc
2:30 PM Question-and-Answer Session²
2:40 PM Break & Rejuvenation Exercises*
2:55 PM Anemia in CKD and ESKD: What We Know and What We Are Learning²
Jeffrey H. William, MD
3:20 PM Pathology and Mechanisms of Glomerular Diseases²
Helmut G. Rennke, MD
4:20 PM Break
4:50 PM The Forgotten Compartment: Tales from the Tubulointerstitium²
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
8:00 AM
Advanced Kidney Disease in Vulnerable Patients: Prognosis and Treatment Decision Conversations¹
Robert A. Cohen, MD, MSc
8:40 AM
Updates on the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease¹²
Bradley M. Denker, MD
9:30 AM
Break and Guided Meditation*
9:55 AM
Immunosuppressive Management in Acute Infection and Malignancy in Renal Transplantation¹
Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP
10:40 AM Xenotransplantation and Tolerance Trials¹
Daniel C. Brennan, MD. FACP
11:30 AM Question-and-Answer Session²
11:45 AM
Amyloidosis: A Primer for the Nephrologist
Ashish Verma, MBBS
12:10 PM
Lunch Break
1:00 PM APOL1-Associated Kidney Disease²
Martin Pollak, MD
1:30 PM Comprehensive Genetic Analysis in Nephrology
Ali Gharavi, MD
2:00 PM Question-and-Answer Session²
2:10 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises*
2:30 PM Hemodialysis Delivery: Complications and the Barriers to Adequate Dialysis

J. Kevin Tucker, MD
3:20 PM Break
3:25 PM Advances in Phosphate Homeostasis Management
Myles S. Wolf, MD, MMSc
4:15 PM Disorders of Potassium Balance: Something Old and Something New²
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
5:00 PM Question-and-Answer Session²
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
8:00 AM
What’s New? Controversies in Salt and Water²
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
8:50 AM Management of the Failing Kidney: Best Practices for Care¹²
Martha Pavlakis, MD
9:40 AM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises*
10:00 AM
Maintenance of Immunosuppression in Renal Transplantation†
Martha Pavlakis, MD
10:50 AM Break
11:00 AM
Noninfectious Complications of Renal Transplantation²
Martha Pavlakis, MD
11:50 AM Question and Answer Session²
12:05 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Novel Dialysis Modalities for Chronic Patients²
John Danziger, MD, MPhil
1:50 PM Break
1:55 PM Case-Based Workshop: Problems in Dialysis²
John Danziger, MD, MPhil
2:40 PM Question and Answer Session²
2:50 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises*
3:10 PM A Comprehensive Overview of Hypertension Management in 2023²
Bradley M. Denker, MD
3:55 PM Challenges in Dialysis Access²
Amy R. Evenson, MD, MPH
4:40 PM Question and Answer Session²
4:55 PM Break
5:05 PM MEET THE PROFESSOR: Theodore I. Steinman, MD²
Optional Session: Pre-registration is required due to limited space
Thursday, March 23, 2023
8:00 AM
Challenging Clinical Questions: Case-Based Session²
Robert S. Brown, MD
8:45 AM Management of Nondiabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
George L. Bakris, MD, FASH, FASN
9:35 AM
Break and Guided Meditation*
9:50 AM Management of Hypertension in Nephropathy and Diabetes: An Update
George L. Bakris, MD, FASH, FASN
10:40 AM Ophthalmology Update for the Nephrologist
Deborah S. Jacobs, MD
11:10 AM Question-and-Answer Session²
11:25 AM Break
11:30 AM Case-Based Workshop: Challenging Cases in Glomerular Disease²
Helmut G. Rennke, MD
12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:20 PM Treating Lupus Nephritis in 2023
Gerald B. Appel, MD
2:20 PM Renal Aspects of Dysproteinemias
Gerald B. Appel, MD
3:20 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises*
3:40 PM Case-Based Workshop: Challenging Glomerular Biopsy Cases²
Gerald B. Appel, MD
4:40 PM Question-and-Answer Session²
5:00 PM Break
5:10 PM MEET THE PROFESSOR: Gerald B. Appel, MD²
Optional Session: Pre-registration is required due to limited space
Friday, March 24, 2023
8:00 AM Selected Management Issues in Nephrotic Syndrome
Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
8:45 AM Management of Polycystic Kidney Disease
Peter G. Czarnecki, MD
9:35 AM Question-and-Answer Session²
9:50 AM Break and Guided Meditation*
10:10 AM Diuretic Strategies in CNF, NS, Cirrhosis and CKD
Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
11:00 AM Diagnosis and Management of Thrombotic Microangiopathies
Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
11:45 AM Question-and-Answer Session²
12:00 PM Lunch Break
12:55 PM What Urologists Wish Nephrologists Would Know†
Peter Steinberg, MD
1:45 PM A Comprehensive Look at Renal Stones: Strategies and Treatment Options
Gary C. Curhan, MD, ScD
2:35 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises*
2:55 PM Highlights from the GlomCon Conferences
Ali Poyan Mehr, MD
Isaac Stillman, MD
3:40 PM Challenging Cases in Renal Disease: An Interactive Session²
Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD
4:30 PM Question and Answer Session²
¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits


*Optional Wellness Activity

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“Some of the speakers are like the pillars of Nephrology today and being able to meet them as colleagues was an honor and exceptional.”

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Course Directors

Martin Pollak, MD

Martin Pollak, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Division of Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Bradley M. Denker, MD

Bradley M. Denker, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Chief, Renal Division Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Chief of Nephrology Associate, Chief of Medical Specialties, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Course Director of Homeostasis II, Harvard Medical School, Staff Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the course be presented?

This course will be livestreamed. All live-stream sessions are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ABIM MOC points, as well as other relevant CME credits.

The course will be presented in its entirety and includes real-time audience-response questions, live demonstrations and interactive Q&A sessions allowing you to pose specific questions to our expert faculty via online chat.

Streaming instructions will be provided to course registrants.


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Refunds, less an administrative of $75 will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks before the start of the course.


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Comprehensive Review of Nephrology 2023

Discounted Pricing exclusively via QxMD

Use Discount Code SAVE5

March 19–24, 2023 | LIVESTREAM
Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center