3/4+ NWRD Annual Conference

Northwest Renal Dietitians will hold their 2021 Annual Conference online March 4-5, 2021 on the theme Looking into the Future. Topics will include KDOQI Nutrition, Cannabis & CBD, Obesity, Soul Food, Malnutrition, Disparities, New Hyperkalemia Diet, Diabetes, Keto Diets, Bone Disease, the Future of Dialysis, and Attendee Tips for the Best Virtual Experience. Up to 14 CEUs will be available. The Deadline for submitting online posters and applications for online exhibitors or scholarships is December 31, 2020. Registration begins January 15, 2021. Find everything you need at https://www.nwrdonline.org/conference-overview.

FMC CE Webinars

The FMC Renal Therapies Group is presenting a Medical Education Online Webex Series of daily continuing education credit webinars. Topics for November 2-6, 2020 include home dialysis prescriptions, hyperphosphatemia, medical evidence for more frequent HD, PD essentials, and tidal PD. The remainder of November includes courses on urgent start PD, the peritoneal equilibrium test, infectious and non-infectious PD complications, PD software, fluid management, simplified dosing, anemia, and other topics. Find links to everything you need to know at https://www.cvent.com/events/medical-education-webex-series/event-summary-d2ca127a10594ddfb52335b657b58bb2.aspx.

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:

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 Nat’l Hi K Awareness Day & Webinar

To honor National High Potassium Awareness Day, May 1, 2020, AAKP will present a webinar on “Are You O-K+?” The Importance of Potassium Management & Kidney Disease.  Find details and register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/527094185507174924.  AAKP’s National High Potassium Awareness Day web page lives at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/national-high-potassium-awareness-day/, and their patient-education page on high potassium (aka hyperkalemia) at https://aakp.org/center-for-patient-research-and-education/hyperkalemia/.

3/5+ NWRD 2020 Vision Registration Open

Starting January 15, 2020, registration is open for the March 5-6, 2020 NWRD Conference, 2020 Vision.  You’ll pay more if you wait to register till after February 15, 2020.  The Conference will be held in Tacoma WA, and will feature 15 CPEUs, visionary speakers, Happy Hour Exhibits, the “Pillar of Excellence” awards presentation, and a special 40th Anniversary Networking Event at Tacoma’s internationally famous Museum of Glass.  Find everything you need to know at:

10/23 AAKP Webinar on Potassium

AAKP will present an October 23, 2019 webinar and conference call on Potassium and Kidney Disease: What You Need to Know.  Find more information and register at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/aakp-healthline/.

NKF publishes a Fact Sheet at https://www.kidney.org/content/hyperkalemia-and-kidney-disease-what-you-need-know, and a web page at https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium, on the same subject.

5/22 CMS/NKF Webinar on CKD Risk Reduction

CMS and NKF will present a May 22, 2019 webinar on on Population Health Strategies for Kidney Disease Risk Reduction, at noon PST.  Nephrologists, dialysis facility medical directors and renal care providers are invited and encouraged to attend. The NKF CKD Change Package will be introduced, systematic strategies for improving identification and management of CKD will be described, and a population health strategy for registry function, QI, and patient engagement for people living with CKD will be presented.  Register for the webinar at https://meetings-cms.webex.com/meetings-cms/onstage/g.php?MTID=e06e8b0a5642756b1b7a7e0998d0eeeb8.  Find the NKF CKD Change Package at https://www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/02-11-8036_JBI_CKD_ChangePackV17.pdf.

5/8-12 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, Boston

The National Kidney Foundation 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM19) present a unique opportunity for renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology.  An important objective of SCM19 is to present the latest insights into CKD care through a combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates.  SCM19 will be held May 8-12, 2019 in Boston MA.  In-person registration is allowed, but many registration fees are discounted if you register online before May 6.

Extra-cost pre-conference course topics on May 8 include dialysis success, vascular access, ultrasound, supportive care, and updates on new developments in transplant, critical care, and glomerular disease.  Topics for extra-cost lunch workshops during the conference will include vascular access, electrolytes, hyponatremia, glomerular disease, reproductive health, hypertension, communication, and board review.  For those unable to attend in person, live-streamed conference sessions will be available on burnout, obesity, safety, fluid management, opioids, social media, diabetes, community, lifestyle interventions, palliative care, and KDOQI update.

For more information and registration, see https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical.

3/22+ CEU Courses in Spanish

The Advanced Renal Education Center offers an extensive list of recorded online courses on kidney health and treatments, some of which are also offered in Spanish, and some of which are also offered for continuing education credits.  They have scheduled Spanish-language online continuing-education webinars on Fundamentals of PD for March 22, 2019 and on Peritonitis in PD for March 28, 2019.  See https://www.advancedrenaleducation.com/elearning/all for details.  The Advanced Renal Education Center is created and maintained by Fresenius, but their courses are open to everyone.