4/15+ April Staff Education

A partial list of April 2021 CEU and other staff education opportunities follows:

Note that Continuing Education Credit may be available even where not indicated above.

2/24 KDIGO on BP, PKD, gd, Genetics, Home Dialysis, et al

The February issue of KDIGO Direct has announced that the KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Blood Pressure in CKD will be published February 24, 2021 online in Kidney International. Print editions will follow in Supplements to Kidney International. See https://kdigo.org/guidelines/blood-pressure-in-ckd/ for more information.

The scope of work for the next KDIGO Guideline, on Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is ready for review at https://kdigo.org/guidelines/autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-adpkd/. To be considered, feedback must be received by March 1, 2021.

The KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline on Glomerular Diseases will be published online in August 2021, with the print edition in September. Find more information at https://kdigo.org/guidelines/gd/.

Virtual KDIGO Controversies Conferencees are planned for March on Genetics in CKD and May on Home Dialysis. See https://kdigo.org/conferences/genetics-in-ckd/ and https://kdigo.org/conferences/hd/, respectively, for more information.

This KDIGO Direct also includes a number of other announcements. Find it at https://myemail.constantcontact.com/KDIGO-Direct.html?soid=1134196072483&aid=akOiByCv3Ao.

1/4 KDIGO Home Dialysis Controversies Feedback Request

KDIGO is planning a May 2021 Controversies Conference on Home Dialysis, has published a Scope of Work or draft plan for the Conference, and has requested feedback on it by January 4, 2021. The Conference intends to cover issues related to home dialysis utilization, candidacy, eligibility, outcomes, strategies for increase, patient and carer experience, support mechanisms, and financial implications. Find more information and links to the Scope of Work and Feedback Form at https://kdigo.org/conferences/hd/.

12/21 KDIGO Genetics Controversies Feedback Request

KDIGO is planning a March 2021 Genetics in CKD Controversies Conference, has published a Scope of Work or draft plan for the Conference, and has requested feedback on it by December 21, 2020. The Conference intends to cover issues related to monogenic and complex kidney diseases, applying genetic findings in clinical medicine, and using genomics for defining and stratifying CKD. KDIGO has prepared three webinars to introduce the issues, on Genetics in Kidney Disease, in Glomerular Diseases, and in Hereditary Kidney Diseases. Find more information and links to the Scope of Work, Feedback Form, and webinars at https://kdigo.org/conferences/genetics-in-ckd/.

KDIGO Guidelines on ADPKD

KDIGO has announced plans to produce Guidelines for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). The scope of the document is now being outlined, and the team that will write it is being assembled. KDIGO will ask for public comment on the completed scope, and again on a draft of the full Guidelines. For more information see https://kdigo.org/category/news/.

They have also announced that their October 4, 2020 virtual KDIGO Symposium on Glomerular Diseases has been recorded and is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDA1qKpb4Ew.

KDIGO Diabetes Guidelines

KDIGO has announced the publication of the 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in CKD. The Guideline, the first on Diabetes and CKD, is introduced at https://kdigo.org/guidelines/diabetes-ckd/ . This web page also includes links to downloads of the full Guideline, an Executive Summary, and a Speaker’s Guide, plus three video presentations:

  • A Meet the Experts Session featuring the authors of the Guideline.
  • An Introduction to the Guideline by Work Group Chair Dr. Ian de Boer.
  • The Guideline webinar, Looking at the Latest Evidence and Beyond, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBmLFryQ19k , recorded last December and repeated below:

7/15 Comments Due re KDIGO Glomerular Disease Guideline

The KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline on Glomerular Diseases is being finalized, and last-minute comments are solicited.  Find details and commenting instructions at https://kdigo.org/kdigo-direct-july-2020/.

This July issue of KDIGO Direct also includes articles on

  • KDIGO Diabetes Management in CKD Guideline due for Publication in September 2020,
  • Revised KDIGO Management of Blood Pressure in CKD Guideline due December 2020,
  • The June 2020 KDIGO Nomenclature Report,
  • KDIGO Webinars,
  • Links to the KDIGO YouTube Channel and the KDIGO App.

Sign up for future issues of KDIGO Direct at https://kdigo.org/category/news/#.

6/22 KDIGO/ISN Webinar on Diabetes Guidelines

KDIGO and the International Society of Nephrology will present a June 22, 2020 webinar on KDIGO Diabetes Guideline: Looking at the Latest Evidence and Beyond.  The webinar will include segments on Living with Diabetes and CKD, Management of Diabetes in CKD, and Management of CKD in Diabetes.  For more information and registration, see https://kdigo.org/register-today-for-the-kdigo-diabetes-guideline-webinar/.

KDIGO-ISN Video Series

KDIGO has released a series of recorded webinars and other presentations from their collaboration with the International Society of Nephrology, including videos of:

  • Update on CKD Mineral Bone Disorder KDIGO Guidelines 2017
  • Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure in Patients with CKD
  • The Kidney and HIV: Implications for Treatment and Prevention
  • Hepatitis C Guideline Update
  • Dialysis Initiation, Modality Choice, & Prescription
  • Coronary Artery & Valvular Diseases
  • Blood Pressure in CKD
  • Glomerular Disease
  • AKI in 2019: What Has Changed since the KDIGO Guidelines in 2012?
  • Blood Pressure and Volume Management in Dialysis
  • Potassium Controversies
  • Kidney Problems in Oncology
  • Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Blood Pressure in CKD
  • Kidney Transplantation and Cardiac Disease
  • Clinical Practice Guideline: Diabetes Management in CKD

They plan to add at least four more this year.  Find them all on the KDIGO-ISN YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7zHM_wBaPbQxRDJwyvqMg/videos.

5/1 New KDIGO Methods Committee

KDIGO seeks volunteers and nominations for membership in their new Methods Comittee, which will be a small group providing oversight and guidance to future guideline work groups and evidence review teams.  It will also help to codify KDIGO’s processes in a Methods Manual.  It will report to the Executive Committee through its chair, who holds an ex officio Executive Committee seat.  Qualified candidates should have experience with guideline methodology, the GRADE System, and the appraisal and rating of evidence in guidelines.  The focus will be on scientific rigor and the needs of clinicians caring for kidney patients around the world.  The Committee will meet once each year and have conference calls to conduct its work.  If you’re interested, email kdigocommunications@kdigo.org by May 1, 2019.  KDIGO will choose five to seven experts who will be invited to join its Methods Committee.  For details see https://kdigo.org/call-for-methods-committee-nominations/.