Update in Nephrology & Hypertension 2017

April 22, 2017 | Omni Jacksonville, Downtown Jacksonville, FL

Lecture topics include:

  • Nicotine and the Kidney
  • The Pregnant Kidney
  • When to Refer to the Nephrologist
  • Cardio-Renal Syndromes
  • Proteinuria and the Nephrotic Syndrome

Who Should Attend:

Nephrologists, Primary Care Physicians, Allied Heath Professionals

Learning Objectives:

Upon Completion of this activity, participants should be able to

  • Identify when patients with CKD should be referred to a nephrologist & ways to forestall progression of kidney disease
  • Define treatment strategies for patients receiving dialysis & to define differences between hemo- & peritoneal dialysis
  • Differentiate physiologic from pathologic changes in kidney function during pregnancy
  • Understand the mechanisms of proteinuria and the effect that nephrotic syndrome has on systemic diseases.

  • Discuss criteria for kidney transplantation, use of immunosuppressive medications & describe post transplant follow-up.
  • Describe new clinical syndromes originating from use of e-cigarettes & how they may specifically affect kidney function
  • Characterize the sequence of events contributing to the development of secondary hyperparathyroidism and explain the pathogenesis & management of mineral bone disorders in CKD

Program Director:

Ronald L. Mars, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL.


Faculty Disclosure

University of Florida College of Medicine adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is policy that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this education activity, that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved, and that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course syllabus.