Update in Nephrology & Hypertension 2021 | Friday, March 26, 2021 

This conference, presented by University of Florida Health Jacksonville, takes place virtually on March 26, 2021. This CME program is designed to improve the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients with renal disease. The presentations will provide educational materials which will allow participants to better understand disease processes in patients with renal disease.

Topics for presentation will include Covid-19 and development of kidney disease, SLE and effects on the kidney, GU syndromes for the primary care physician, diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections, indications and use of anticoagulants in CKD, update in management of kidney transplant patients, controversies in hypertension management, and an update in diagnosis and management of diabetic nephropathy.

Who Should Attend:

Nephrologists, Primary Care Physicians, Allied Heath Professionals

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different renal manifestations of SLE and best treatment strategies
  • Define the best treatment options for urinary tract infections,
  • Become familiar with management of the more common GU disorders
  • Identify state of the art re: Covid-19 and effects on kidney disease
  • Understand the safest anticoagulants to use in patients with AKI &/or CKD
  • Understand current recommendation and goals for diagnosing and treating hypertension
  • Understand the current trends treating patients with kidney transplants
  • Understand newer concepts in pathophysiology and management of diabetic nephropathy
  • Understand different stages of lupus nephritis & dedicated treatment options

Program Director

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