Nephrology Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 4A (NP4A) Topics Include:  Cytoreductive Nephrectomy, Metformin's Mechanism of Action, Pathophysiology of Migraine and Stroke, AKI, Prostatic Artery Embolization, and more.

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Course Topics

Update on Kidney Cancer

Assess the findings of studies evaluating the role of cytoreductive nephrectomy in the era of targeted systemic therapy for locally advanced kidney cancer; Select patients most likely to benefit from cytoreductive nephrectomy; Optimize the use of neoadjuvant systemic therapy in patients with locally advanced kidney cancer; Evaluate the role of chemotherapy, interferon-a, and interleukin-2 in the management of metastatic renal cell carcinoma; Choose the appropriate first- and second-line systemic agents to treat patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Highlights from the Southern California Kidney Symposium

Outline metformin's mechanism of action; Discuss the pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease; Explain how activation of 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase affects the management of diabetic kidney disease; Recommend appropriate strategies to manage hyperkalemia associated with use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibitors; List the advantages and disadvantages of various potassium-binding agents.

Migraine/Addiction and Chronic Pain

Explain the pathophysiology of migraine and stroke; Recognize risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular events in patients who have migraine with aura; Elaborate on the association between migraine and concussion; Treat patients with posttraumatic headache; Evaluate patients with chronic pain for addiction.

Nephrology Update

Recommend lifestyle changes and medications to achieve blood pressure goals to prevent or treat CKD; Explain the pathophysiology of mineral and bone disorders in CKD; Identify the risk factors for AKI; Limit or minimize the use of nephrotoxic drugs and exposure to contrast media to prevent AKI; Manage and treat AKI to prevent adverse renal and cardiovascular outcomes.


Compare ureteroscopic techniques for basketing and dusting of stones; Select patients with kidney stones who are candidates for basketing and dusting; Recommend dietary measures and medications for the prevention of recurrent nephrolithiasis; Optimize results of shock-wave lithotripsy for patients with urolithiasis; Evaluate prostatic artery embolization, prostatic urethral lift, and transurethral water vapor therapy in the treatment of men with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  PediatricsFamily PracticeInternal MedicineObesity and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Nephrology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Nephrology plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.