Nephrology Update

Nephrology Update Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD, (EXPIRES 07/14/20)

Course(s) are appropriate for:   This activity is designed for Nephrologists, Cardiologists, Intensive Care Specialists, Internists, and other practicing health care professionals who desire an update on pathogenesis and treatment of kidney diseases, hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disorders, acid-base disturbances, end stage renal failure, critical care nephrology, transplant, and related conditions.

Series 18 (NEPH18) Topics Include:  Medical Management of Obesity in CKD, Loop Diuretics, ANCA Disease Concurrent with Anti-GBM Disease, SPTR, Fever and Line Infections in ESRD Patients, and more.

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Course Topics

Hypertension and Obesity

New ACC/AHA Guidelines for Hypertension Management, Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis and APOL1, Medical Management of Obesity in CKD, and Bariatric Surgery and Kidney Related Outcomes

Acute Kidney Injury

Strategies for Starting Renal Replacement Therapy in Critical Ill Patients with Acute Kidney Injury; Loop Diuretics Use in ICU Liberal or Conservative?; and Workshop Challenging Cases in ICU Nephrology/Acute Kidney Injury

Glomerular Disease

Update on Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis; ANCA Disease Concurrent with Anti-GBM Disease and Immune Complex Disease: Diagnostic and Management Issues; Rituximab as a Therapeutic Agent in Glomerular Disease: A Critical Analysis; The Role of Complement in Glomerular Disease; Clinical and Pathologic Marker of Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease; and The Conundrum of Steroid Therapy For IgA Nephropathy


Renal Transplant Pathology: A Case Based Approach; What's New in Kidney Transplantation; SRTR: The New Four Letter Word in Kidney Transplant Program Oversight; and Acid Base and Electrolyte Disorders in the Transplant Patient.

Hot Topics

Precision Medicine Meets the Kidney; Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders in Oncology; and Fever and Line Infections in ESRD Patients.

Biopsy Case Vignettes

Biopsy Cases #1-5

Clinical-Pathological Conference

Course Objective

Following this enduring material, the participants will be able to:

  • Summarize data on strategies for the assessment and management of hypertension based on the most current published clinical practice guidelines.
  • Integrate obesity prevention and treatment strategies into management protocols for overweight patients with kidney disease.
  • Describe the management strategies for assessing and treating various glomerular diseases and addressing the associated side effects of therapy.
  • Describe the pitfalls of dialytic therapies that can lead to serious hemodialysis line infections or peritoneal dialysis related complications that can lead to failure of those modalities of renal replacement therapy.
  • Apply immunologic findings, pathology protocols, and data from kidney transplant registries to improve outcomes in kidney transplant patients.



Release Date: 7/15/18
CME Expiration: 7/14/20
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Information

This CME activity will provide a general review and update of topics pertinent to clinical practices in nephrology. Every year emerging scientific data alters the understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management strategies for patients with kidney disease.  This informational progression creates gaps in practitioners’ knowledge, competencies and performance, resulting in less than optimal patient outcomes. Nephrology Update features experts who provide a review of the most recent data and analysis of implications in clinical practice.